Reflections

Year in Review

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this little blog of mine, but a lot has happen since the last post. 2019 was not a very kind year. In-mid January, my dad was admitted into the hospital. Unfortunately, he didn’t come home. Exactly one month after being admitted, he passed away in February. My whole entire life felt like it came crashing down – my dad, the only man I have ever loved in my 36 years, was gone. For the first time in my life, it felt like my heart stopped. But of course, because I am who I am, my survival mode kicked in.

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GGFCVB, Travel

A Grand Getaway: Celebrating Success in Grand Forks

Last month, just like the graduates of UND, I surpassed a huge milestone – successfully completing my time spent in university and graduating with a degree in Education. The two years of blood, sweat, and tears flew by so incredibly fast and I knew that I wanted to celebrate in grand style. Thanks to my friends at the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau, I was able to celebrate that success with my classmate. We would like to extend our congratulations to the graduates of UND – may you revel in your accomplishments, and be proud of your successes. University can be a long and hard road, but in the end… it is completely worth it! You did it!

Grand Forks is the perfect place to celebrate grandly, but on a small intimate scale. With shopping, dining, and beautiful spaces such as downtown; I knew that I wanted to spend my time in one of my favourite cities. Grand Forks has all of my favourite shops and restaurants, and I was excited to have the opportunity to celebrate our accomplishments.

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Explore Your Own Backyard, Local, Travel

10 Essential Winnipeg Experiences

Can you spot the deer family?

Hello friends! I recently contributed to an article written by my friend Alicia at Prairie Style File, about the wonderful things that you can do/find while here in Winnipeg, featured on her blog and Room 5 by trivago. My contribution is a little hidden gem – Assiniboine Forest, located across from Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Click on the link and it will take you to the write up on her blog. If you’ll find yourself in Winnipeg, please take some time to walk the trails at this lovely natural urban forest. You’ll find different lengths of walking trails, a marsh that is home to many creatures, and you’ll even come across deer that will stop to say hello.

Explore Your Own Backyard, Local, Travel

A New Vision

Hello friends! Now that my university journey has ended, I want to focus more on this little blog o’mine. I am hoping that I can spend more time writing about things to do locally, traveling, and food. Sure, there are thousands of blogs out there that already have that content, but why not add my own personal twist to it?

You may noticed that this blog has a lot less content than before. That is because I’ve gone ahead and deleted old content, so I can focus on the new. I had a lovely coffee break with Alicia from Prairie Style File yesterday, and listening to her adventures as a travel writer has really inspired me to get back into it. I’m hoping that I can bring you some new content and feature different things while sticking to travel, food, and local jaunts.

If you’re a visitors centre and would like to collaborate with me to feature your lovely city/town, please feel free to contact me through the “Let’s Collaborate” link above. Let’s get talking!