Iceland: The Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Favourite Experiences: Hiking along volcanic cliffs from Arnarstapi to Hellnar Climbing through 8000 year old lava tubes at the Vatnshellir Cave Taking in the views of Kirkjufell from Kirkjufellsfoss About a two-hour drive north-west of Reykjavík, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula has some of Iceland’s most diverse landscapes. Before I left for Iceland, I got a couple … Continue reading Iceland: The Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Victoria

Favourite Experiences: Day tripping to Sooke and visiting the Whiffin Spit Hiking up to Anderson Hill Park at sunset Window shopping in Oak Bay Village My extended family lives in Victoria, British Columbia and I've always loved visiting them out west. Victoria is such a change of pace from life in Toronto, and every now … Continue reading Victoria

Croatia

Favourite Experiences: Biking along the coast on the island of Brac Jumping off our boat into the Adriatic  Shopping for everything lavender in Hvar Town Watching the sunset from the Imperial Fort in Dubrovnik In July 2015, I visited Croatia to take a bike trip along the Dalmatian Coast with Backroads. I flew into Split and … Continue reading Croatia

Tuscany

Favourite Experiences: The stunning views from the top of Cortona at Chiesa Santa Margherita Eating the best ragu I’ve had in my life in Montepulciano Dinner at Villa La Palagina, a beautiful hotel in the middle of Chianti that we found by accident Watching my mom try to drive a mini-van for the first time … Continue reading Tuscany

Greece

Favourite Experiences: Swimming in the Mediterranean Sea Watching the sunset in Oia Partying until sunrise in Mykonos Eating too much Baklava My last stop on my 2012 Eurotrip was Greece. I stayed in Athens for a few days to visit the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and Plaka, and then it was off to the islands. After … Continue reading Greece

Austria

Favourite Experiences: The Sound of Music Tour from Salzburg Eating the world’s best apple strudel at Café Braun in Mondsee Hiking through the world’s largest ice cave at Eisriesenwelt Wandering the gardens at Schonbrunn Palace  The next stop on my journey turned out to be one of my favourites. From Prague, I took the train … Continue reading Austria