January 2013

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Learning to Surf in Waikiki

January 29, 2013

Surfing isn’t as easy as movies like Blue Crush or Point Break make it seem.  I know this first hand.  It’s so challenging that I put it on my bucket list because I really wanted to learn to surf.  So when I stumbled upon a trip to Hawaii, I figured why not try learning to […]

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“Out of Sight Out of Mind” – Maintaining Friendships while Traveling

January 24, 2013

Maybe I’m irritable because I’m back home in Toronto in the middle of winter and we’re experiencing a deep freeze.  Maybe it’s because I’m feeling a bit under the weather.  Whatever the reason… I have a little something I need to get off my chest.  Perhaps my travel friends can relate to this following rant […]

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How I Stumbled Upon a Holiday in Hawaii

January 22, 2013

“I’m leaving New Zealand, flying first to Sydney, then I’ll get to holiday in Hawaii for two weeks with my friend, Steph – who lives there- before heading to Vancouver for a few days, and then back home to Toronto just in time for Christmas.”  I repeated this same exhausting sentence many times before I […]

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Shark Cage Diving in Hawaii

January 16, 2013

“Would you be interested in going shark cage diving with me?”  I re-read the email from Brooke, of Brooke vs. The World. While for a normal person seeing the words ‘shark’ ‘cage’ and ‘diving’ in the same sentence may invoke horrible images of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster Jaws, when I learned about this opportunity with […]

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Guest Post: Volunteering with Visayan Deer in The Philippines

January 4, 2013

[Editor’s Note:  As I’ve stated time and time again, volunteering is something that I’ve always been passionate about, and the fact that I can incorporate volunteering into my travels is a very important thing to me.  Being an animal lover, I am also very passionate about animal conservation – whether it is the mighty king […]

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