Pura Vida is a way of life in Costa Rica. The “Pure Life” or the “Simple Life” is more than just taking it easy in the stunningly beautiful, down-to-earth, and relaxed country though. Pura Vida is also about how people relate to each other, and being grateful for every blessing.
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Travel makes me happy, and I have a lot of favourite places, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston, but there’s nowhere like New York City, and I had a great trip back to the Big Apple last week.
If you’re wondering what a Disney cruise vacation is like, and what makes it such a unique trip, my family and I went on our first ever at the end of April and we loved every moment.
The last few months have been challenging, especially when you’re talking about travel. I have big plans for 2022 though, and I think I have a few great ideas to make sure I’ll be going somewhere, even if all my travel ideas don’t work out.
Travel is really the act of falling in love again and again. I’ve fallen for cities, restaurants, landscapes, and cultures, and this week, on our 10-day trip in Nova Scotia, I’ve fallen for the Cape Breton Highlands.
The east coast is calling! In a few days I’m starting a 10-day trip around Nova Scotia with my family, and our first stop is naturally Halifax.
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Cape Breton Island has been on my bucket list for a long time, and I’m finally planning a trip in just a few weeks. It’s going to be a fantastic fall adventure, and I can’t wait to explore Nova Scotia, enjoy incredible east coast meals, and relax on a sea-side hike.
Ontario is an incredible province, and it’s a huge place to explore. The fourth-largest province has dozens of interesting towns and cities, and includes the Canadian Shield, touches on the Hudson Bay to the north, the Great Lakes to the South, and it’s filled with stunning natural spaces.
It finally happened. This week I had my first vaccination shot, and it’s made me just a bit more hopeful. For the next few months, I still don’t expect to travel far, but travel is getting closer and closer, and it’s started to make me think about past trips too.
There is nowhere else like Canada. I feel lucky to have this beautiful county right outside my door; filled with stories, people, and adventures. There is so much to admire about our country, and this year, it’s the best travel destination I can imagine.