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I Think I Need Copious Amounts Of Sleep

Is it possible to be so exhausted that you think you can function properly and not actually be functioning properly at all??? I think this is exactly what's happening to me right now. I love to travel, always have. However, this is the first time I've ever traveled on so little sleep. This is also my first 12-hour layover somewhere. One of the thin...
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Sleeping at the Airport

I did this once, not by choice. It was years ago and I had decided to go on a dive trip with friends to Florida. Most of them were driving to Florida and I was unable to do this as I was still in university. So after my exams, I got on a plane and flew to Jacksonville airport to meet up with them. I had done some online searching before hand to mak...
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35 Countries Because I’m 35, not just stamps in a passport

Last year I made a decision to change my life. I decided I wanted to travel and see the world. I wanted to start living. I wanted to be brave and take chances. So I changed just about everything about my life, including where I lived and started the process to change the rest of my life. Since I had just turned 35 I decided I wanted to see 35 count...
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A Not So Magical Trip

Maybe it's because I've grown up a Disney kid. Maybe it's because I've come to expect a certain kind of customer service whenever Disney is involved. Maybe my "Disney Standards" are just too high. Whatever it is, it led me to believe that my very first trip to Disneyland in California would be an amazing, magical, once in a lifetime, first experien...
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Too Many Choices

So I decided to do this amazing thing and visit 35 countries since I'm 35 years old. I thought this would be super exciting. The number of places I could go. The things I could do, the things I would do that change me. The things that would help me grow. The person I could/will become because of this. The possibilities seem endless. And here is the...
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Sunrise

On my flight from Edmonton to Toronto in January, I found myself looking out the window over the wings of the plane and watching the sunrise. On most of my flights I tend to watch TV or read a book, but this flight didn't have TVs and I wasn't in the mood to read at 7 am. So, I found myself looking out the window as the sun slowly came over the win...
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A Ride and A Realization

I used to love roller coasters. I used to love the sense of flying you would get as you would speed down the hills and go upside down on the loops of the fastest, biggest coasters we have in North America. I loved the speed. I loved the anticipation of not knowing what loop or turn was coming up next. I loved the banged up knees you would get on ol...
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Water

We take a lot of things for granted, especially here in North America. We have a habit of expecting to have access to all the things we are used to having. We figure no matter where we go or what we do we have a right to it. Whatever IT happens to be. For some people, this changes as they travel to other countries because there is so much we have a...
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Day 2

I know I'm a little behind with these and I apologize. I will do my best to get the rest of them posted over the next couple of weeks. I was excited for day two because we were getting into areas of Ontario that I'd never been. Even though I have family all over Ontario because I don't have a car, I don't always get a chance to go see other places....
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Day 1- Leaving

I feel like leaving the place I've called home for more than a decade should have been hard. I think I should have felt sad or even just a little melancholy over such a big change. I, however, didn't feel sad, melancholy or even a little emotional. I was excited and couldn't wait to go. I knew this change was something I needed.  I also knew t...
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Projects That Matter

Sometimes we are blessed enough to meet a person who inspires us in life. Someone who is doing something extraordinary with his or her life. I'm blessed enough to have a few of these people in my life. I am honoured that I seem to keep finding more of these amazing people as life goes on. I ran into one of these extraordinary people while I was mak...
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In Need Of Sleep

Moving is a stressful thing. Moving across Canada is a long and stressful process. Don't get me wrong; I'm very excited about this new journey I'm on. I'm seeing parts of Canada I never dreamed of. We live in such a place of beauty is blows my mind. It's just that after being in a U-Haul truck for about 10 hours a day, I'm done. I feel exhausted ev...
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