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A few days in Ontario | Day 1: Toronto

After years of thinking, wishing and talking about it, airfares finally dipped low enough and I caught the plane from Vancouver, B.C. to Toronto, Ontario.  If you're wondering why I didn't buy the VIA150 train pass, well.... I'm working a very exciting job over the summer and will not be able to use it anyways.… Continue reading A few days in Ontario | Day 1: Toronto

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Around Vancouver

Escape to St. Marks Summit

  To be honest, I was never a huge fan of snowshoeing.  But sometimes, in order to escape to a winter wonderland, there is no other choice.  Although it's not quite Narnia, St. Mark's Summit on Cypress Mountain is as close as it gets with its majestic blanketed trees and nearly untouched white snow.  There's… Continue reading Escape to St. Marks Summit

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Photo Story | Château de Versailles, 2016

Here are a few photos of my visit to the Palace of Versailles in France.  Aside from the huge crowds, I remember being completely speechless as to how big and magnificent this place was....  Being back in school makes me reminisce about travelling so much. - Alexis

Reviews

Review | Travellon Anti Theft Classic Sling Bag

While researching for Europe, I kept on coming across articles about tourists getting their passports, phones, wallet... basically everything.... stolen.  And just like medical student's disease (google it!), the more you read about it, the more scared you get.  So as someone motivated by fear and paranoia, I decided that I needed to invest in… Continue reading Review | Travellon Anti Theft Classic Sling Bag

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Travel | Oahu, Hawaii 2016

Every time I travel, I tell myself that I'm going to record my adventures in the form of some sort of writing, either a notebook or blog, but it seems as though the only thing I record anything with is a camera.  But it's okay, one picture speaks a thousand words right? I've wanted to… Continue reading Travel | Oahu, Hawaii 2016

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My First Ever Free Upgrade to Business Class

I was sitting at the gate, savouring my last few minutes of free wifi and catching pokemon when I heard "Alexis Chan, we are giving you a seat in business class" on the PA system.  And as I looked up from my phone, a path lit up with flight attendants on each side blowing trumpets… Continue reading My First Ever Free Upgrade to Business Class

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A Reflection: London, Paris & Solo Travel

Hi.  In March 2016, I took the plunge and travelled to Europe for the first time... by myself.  Yes, I, a female of 22 years, travelled solo and lived to tell the tale. When I  first told people that I was going to Europe (just focusing on London and Paris, with a few day trip… Continue reading A Reflection: London, Paris & Solo Travel