Kayaking in the 1000 Islands, Ontario

It’s no secret that Justin and I love kayaking. A kayaking trip was long overdue as it’s been a while since we last kayaked together. Our last excursion was over two years ago when we visited Put in Bay, Ohio. No, we did not try a tandem kayak (the supposed relationship killer). I have kayaked without Justin in the meantime when … Read More

A Birthday Visit to Niagara VegFest 2015

Niagara VegFest 2015 June 7th was my birthday, and what better way to spend your birthday than at a vegetarian festival? Justin and I made the road trip down the QEW from Mississauga to St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada for our first time attending Niagara VegFest. Niagara VegFest is an annual event that entered its fourth year celebrating vegan and vegetarian … Read More

An Ecotour in St Thomas at Cas Cay Mangrove Lagoon

I’ve been to St. Thomas on six different occasions. This US Virgin Island always seems to find its way on my Caribbean cruise itinerary. I’ve spent the days there relaxing on beautiful beaches, gone snorkeling in St. John, and hopped on a local ferry to nearby Water Island. While planning this voyage aboard the Caribbean Princess, I was browsing the … Read More

Interview with Jo-Anne McArthur on Animals in Tourism

Jo-Anne McArthur is one of my idols. She has made it her life’s mission to speak out for those who have no voice, the animals. Jo-Anne is an award-winning photojournalist, author, and activist from Canada who has traveled for the last decade across all seven continents to document the plight of animals. She is the founder of the We Animals … Read More

Why I’ll Never Visit Ripley’s Aquarium Toronto

When the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada opened in downtown Toronto a little over a year ago, many were excited that a new tourist attraction had arrived in the city. It was an interesting choice to place an aquarium in Toronto. Toronto really has no ties to tropical wildlife or the ocean – Toronto lies along the shores of Lake Ontario, … Read More

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