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

Voluntourism Opportunities at Go Global Expo in Toronto

Voluntourism is travel that involves volunteering for a charitable cause. This weekend, I attended Go Global Expo in Toronto, an event that welcomes you to explore the possibilities for working, studying, or volunteering abroad. It was a completely free event that allowed visitors to discuss the options for traveling overseas with numerous representatives of various organizations. I really like the … Read More

Swimming With Dolphins: The Dark Truth

Lately in the blogging world, a Swimming with Dolphins excursion that was to be offered at the upcoming TBEX Conference in Cancun has caused quite the controversy. Many people were writing letters and signing petitions opposed to the dolphin swim, urging TBEX to cut ties with Delphinus Dolphinarium. Many travel writers vowed to boycott the conference entirely until tours were no … Read More

Caribbean Cruise Video – Whale and Dolphin Watching in Dominica (Day 5)

Here’s a video from our whale and dolphin watching in Dominica! It is set to Sigur Ros’s track “untitled 3” from the () album. Here’s a little breakdown of what to watch for in the video: 0:35 – bottom left – dolphin 0:40 – center of screen – dolphins 0:47 – center of screen – dolphins 1:03 – center/top of … Read More

Caribbean Cruise – Whale and Dolphin Watching in Dominica (Day 5)

Dominica, known as the “Nature Island”, was a natural beauty that dazzled us with some incredible displays of wildlife. The view of Roseau, Dominica was magnificent from our balcony as well as our table near the buffet as the Emerald Princess docked. Dominica has nine active volcanoes, and the last major eruption was in 1270 AD. As our tour guide … Read More

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