As people are apt to remind me, I have been travelling a lot lately! I have been really enjoying my travels – these flights have allowed me to visit home, explore new places, or (in the case of my current reason for being on a plane), learn new stats things. I have been enjoying a … More 5 tiny travel luxuries for a lovely flight
I was taken by what Singapore had to offer during the day, but in my opinion, Singapore is a city that sparkles when the sun goes down. The SuperGrove of trees, part of the Gardens by the Bay are one of the most iconic sight in Singapore, and these high-tech “trees” are best enjoyed at … More Singapore by night
From a global, socio-political perspective, 2017 was a pretty shocking year. This rocky turmoil reverberated through the lives of many people I know, including myself. 2017 had its share of struggle-fests and full-pint-of-ice-cream nights. As I look back on the year, it would be easy to get stuck on what didn’t happen, the heartaches, the … More 2017 counted
I have vivid memories of the glossy National Geographic photos showcasing brilliantly coloured fish and textured corals found in the Great Barrier Reef. Since this time, I wanted to explore the mysterious and strange underwater universe. With the rest of the world, however, I have been watching in despair as reports of the mass bleaching … More Am I breathing underwater?!: PADI open water dive course
I have a super exciting trip coming up! I have the opportunity to present at the biennial conference of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology taking place in Melbourne in October. As I have never been to this corner of the world, I am taking the opportunity to take on a bit more adventure. This … More Upcoming Aussie (et al) adventure!
It was a real treat to get to my campsite early in the afternoon and having a few daylight hours to explore the charming town and beach of Vile Nova de Milfontes. This little town is nestled on the Alentejo coastline with rugged coastlines and perfect sandy beaches. I spent a bit of time exploring the … More An afternoon in the magical Vile Nova de Milfontes
As mentioned in a previous post, Kiruna is not much to look at in terms of a metropolitan city, but it happens to be surrounded by some of the starkest and most beautiful nature. We were mesmerized by the trees blanketed in snow and the deafening silence of the thickly snow-covered woods.There were only a … More Nature, skiing, reindeer hearts, and puppy love: Kiruna, Sweden
Venice is meant to be seen by the water, and there was no way we could leave this floating island without taking a gondola. This was our gondolier. We floated through the narrow canals as the sun was starting to go down. It was one of the most peaceful feelings – to sit back in a … More Gondola & goodbye
One we settled into our little airbnb apartment, we starting the trip off in the way that would soon be our customary state – being pleasantly but perpetually somewhat lost, but not really minding as there were so many astonishing things to see, no matter which direction we headed in. THE thing to do in … More Oh my heart. Venice.
In a different life nearly 10 years ago, I used to spend a lot of hours sitting in the Sheridan glass studio while my then-boyfriend crafted things out of glass. During these times, I learned an appreciation for this art form including the skill and precision it took to make even the simplest hand-blown cup or … More Murano: Island of glass