Hi Pals, Every year I try and read 20 books. This year I didn’t even cheat. I track progress via the GoodReads Reading Challenge. I didn’t have an excellent reading year for 2019; mostly, I didn’t enjoy a lot of the books I read. Should I give up on books I don’t like? Yes. Will I? Probably not.
Want to know more about all the books I read this year? Click ‘read more.’ All links simply go to Goodreads.com (non-affiliate.)
Hello Pals, Tulum has become bustling within the last decade, especially with artists and influencers flocking for the pristine hotels, beaches and cenotes. Originally known as Zama (dawn due to it being one of the first places dawn breaks in Mexico.)
If you would like to know “How to visit cenotes on your own in Tulum” click ‘read more’
Hi Pals, Normally, I would do a post on a place itself, but Playa Del Carmen really just didn’t have enough to do within itself. This time, I’m going to recommend fives places to get your vegetarian/vegan food fix on – and believe me, they’re good.
To see my five recommended places to eat in Playa Del Carmen, click ‘read more’
Hello Pals, I went to Paris before arriving into Canada (“wasn’t that ages ago?! why yes it was.) of course, no thanks to having WOW go bankrupt. I had two days in Paris, the city of love, the hyped up, talked about capital city everyone LOVES or HATES. Me? I’ll fence sit, it was both wonderful and well, tiring. Of course, two days won’t let you see everything in Paris, but it will let you experience it.
If you would like to know “How to spend two days in Paris.” click ‘read more’
Hello Pals, The first translation of Cancun was Kankun – “nest of snakes,” although I cannot find a definitive answer as to why – perhaps it’s related to the mangroves that used to surround Cancun.
If you read blog posts or forums on Cancun, people will either list day trips for you to do (so things not in Cancun) or tell you just to fly in and get out. I think that like anywhere, you need to give it a few days to form your own opinion. Sure, Cancun is a major tourist destination, but that was the whole point of Cancun it was a government-backed investment.
If you would like to know “how to spend 2 days 100% in Cancun” click ‘read more.’
Hello Pals, Yellowknife is the only city within the Northwest Territories so it makes sense that it’s also the capital. Majority of people head there for the Northern Lights (a fantastic reason) but there’s so much hidden charm within this small city itself. From the people, the monuments to the funny road names – you’ll enjoy your time here.
If you would like to know “How to spend a few days in Yellowknife” click ‘read more’
Hello Pals, Spokane (pronounced Spo-Can), means “Children of the Sun” in Salish Native American. It is the birthplace of Father’s Day (USA.) It’s slogan, ‘Keep it Kind of Gross‘ is a way of “hanging on to the things that make us who we are.” It’s about letting the city grow on you, taking everything in before you make a judgement – and that’s exactly what I did.
If you would like to know “How to let Spokane grow on you.” click ‘read more’
Hi Pals, I’ve kinda been (hundred percent) AWOL recently, and this is with (semi) good reason. The last two months, I’ve been volunteering at Blachford Lake Lodge, a place that requires you to take a 20 minute bush plane from Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories which is a ‘digital detox’ if I ever did see one.
If you’d like to see how my time Volunteering at Blachford went, click “Read More.”
Hello Pals, Believe me, “the city of statues” is no original title, (inb4; like myself) but simply search “Skopje’s statues”, and the first option is a TripAdvisor review saying it had too many. Technically, I spent four days in North Macedonia, but I’ll only count two (much like other lists I have, removing things I don’t think count…) and I didn’t overly see much, although I did enjoy the few days I had.
If you would like to know “How to count statues in Skopje” click ‘read more’