Why You Need to Visit Victoria, BC

Ah, Victoria, the city commonly and jokingly referred to as the city of newly-weds and nearly deads. Lovely. But this blunt assessment of Victoria comes from people who have never actually spent a significant amount of time there, only having experienced it at an ill-timed trip during the rainy season of muted daytime colours and […]

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Campfires and Rainstorms

I took Anika to Vermont a couple years ago because every memory I had of it compelled me to return and share it. I had camped there with my dad the summer when Anika and I met. It was a place that he couldn’t help but share with me. I was hooked. I had also […]

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Cycling Ottawa

The lookout along the Rockcliffe Park parkway is one of my favourite spots in Ottawa, especially during summer evenings when the sun has that gorgeous orangey-red hue to it. It’s also one of the very first spots where Evan and I biked to for a picnic. Last night (one of Ottawa’s hottest this summer) we […]

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Kindling a Fire

The flames leapt up from the stone fireplace as though they were reaching for the stars above. A light crackling set the rhythm to that dance. And our eyes fixated, mesmerized, and entranced by the alluring hues of orange and yellow. Somewhere, my smartphone was in a bag. I couldn’t remember which one. In fact, […]

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Camping

We are sitting around the campfire. It’s midnight, but the sun is still out. I’m curled up in my mother’s lap, half asleep and half awake, trying to prove that I too can be up for 24 hours. I’m not considering any of this though, not consciously that is. No, at this point my mind is swirling with […]

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