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February, 2012

  • 15 February

    Couchsurfing in Winnipeg – Cross Canada Adventure

    After our stay in Saskatoon we boarded the first train of our journey and made our way to the prairie metropolis of Winnipeg, Manitoba. This city is the largest in Manitoba and a major economical, cultural, and commercial center in Canada. The name comes from the Cree First Nations word “Wi-Nipe-K” which means muddy waters and this aludes to the …

  • 3 February

    A Home Where the Buffalo Roamed in Saskatchewan – Cross Canada Adventure

    After partying with Therese in Calgary and hitting West Edmonton Mall, we found a ride on Craiglist into Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. As we drove, the landscape began to flatten itself out like a piece of fabric being ironed. The wrinkles of the undulating Alberta hills were pressed down until they formed a straight and unbreakable line with the horizon. I was …

January, 2012

  • 26 January

    Slow Travel: Why We Are Hibernating in Newfoundland

    Lee and I just finished backpacking across Canada from the West Coast to the East Coast, and it was a thrilling three months filled with adventures, new friends, and never-before-seen sights. We made it all the way to St. John’s, Newfoundland and this is where we have decided to stay for the winter. Newfoundland is a truly gorgeous place, but …

  • 25 January

    A Giant Cat in Calgary and a Giant Mall in Edmonton – Cross Canada Adventure

    After our rugged outdoor camping adventure in the Rocky Mountains, it was off to Calgary. My lovely cousin Therese, who lives the glamorous life of an interior designer in the big city, offered for us to sleep on the inflatable bed at her chic condo in the heart of downtown. When I was at my Aunt and Uncle’s house it …

  • 7 January

    Canoeing, Hiking and Camping in Alberta – Cross Canada Adventure

    Canadians working abroad could find employment or a free ride on sailboats

    After climbing mountains, hanging out with chipmunks, and partying in beautiful Banff, we hopped on another Greyhound bus and made our way to the prairie cowboy metropolis of Calgary, Alberta. There we met up with my cousin, Therese, who lives in a fabulous condo in downtown Calgary and works as an interior designer. We will spend more time living it …

November, 2011

  • 10 November

    The Amazing Mountains of Banff – Cross Canada Adventure

    After a fantastic stay in Kamloops with Megan, we jumped on a bus to Alberta, to the scenic Rocky Mountain paradise of Banff. Now, I’ve been to Banff many times throughout my life, and even lived there for a summer, but I still experience a great sense of awe whenever I visit the Rocky Mountains. Towering snow-capped peaks, radiant turquoise …

October, 2011

  • 9 October

    Breakdown in BC, Making Our Way to Kamloops – Cross Canada Adventure

    It was a hot and sunny early September afternoon and we were weaving at a good speed along the curving roads of Highway 1 through the foothills of British Columbia. We were making good time, and we were looking forward to arriving in Kamloops, where we had a couch surfing host for the night. Suddenly, the tranquility of a perfect …

September, 2011

  • 9 September

    Setting Off on a Journey, First Stop Vancouver – Cross Canada Adventure

    As Lee and I said goodbye to our landlord and left the place we were renting in Victoria, two sudden strange realizations came over me as I placed my backpack on the grass under a tree by the side of the road while we waited for the bus. 1. Inside these bags is everything that I own in the entire …

August, 2011

  • 24 August

    Why Travel Insurance is Important: A Tale of Two Broken Wrists

    After obtaining his Canada Working Holiday Visa, Lee was excited and looking forward to spending a year traveling around and seeing the beautiful sights of the second largest country in the world. We arrived on the West Coast, in lovely Victoria, British Columbia. We found a place to rent for a short time, and began to plan our coast to …

June, 2011

  • 29 June

    Canada Day All Over The World – How Canucks Celebrate Abroad

    If you grew up knowing that a “Toque” is a hat, Poutine is delicious, and that you should never stick your tongue to a metal railing in Alberta in December, you will also know what special occasion this Friday is. Yes, my fellow Canadians, it is the 144th Birthday of our home and native land. While those in the UK …

  • 2 June

    How To Get A Canadian Working Holiday Visa

     THIS POST is from 2011, HOWEVER MOST THINGS ARE THE SAME AND THE POST IS STILL A GOOD INDICATOR OF THE  APPLICATION PROCESS, PLEASE REFER TO THE  IEC WEBSITE FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION. CLICK HERE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND I WILL GET BACK TO YOU ASAP Canada is adventure on a large scale. …

May, 2011

  • 29 May

    World’s Coolest Cities: Montreal

    If you live in North America, but don’t want to have to fly across the ocean to experience Europe, Montreal is the answer! This historical Canadian centre of art and culture is the second largest French speaking city in the world, after Paris, and its cobblestone streets and heritage buildings give it an unmistakable European charm. Montreal also has the …

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