Vancouver – Rain, Bed Bugs and a Broken Phone

I’ve been travelling for most of the year by now and I’ve visited so many incredible places and I can happily say I’ve loved every single city I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, that is unil now. My feelings towards Vancouver are questionable. It might be a little harsh to say I hated the city because there were parts of it that I loved! My ill … Continue reading Vancouver – Rain, Bed Bugs and a Broken Phone

My top 14 favourite things in NYC (in no particular order)

New York City… What can I say, you see it in the movies, its the location of at least 50% of all my favourite TV shows ( Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Gossip Girl, Sex and The City, Elementary… just to name a few), you read about it in books but its not until you’re actually there that you can get a full understanding … Continue reading My top 14 favourite things in NYC (in no particular order)

Watkins Glen: A hidden gem between Niagara and NYC

If you’re like me and embarking on an epic road trip from Niagara Falls to New York City I would definitely recommend splitting up the 7 hour journey with an overnight stay in the town of Watkins Glen. The three hour journey through beautiful farmland, rolling hills and adorable towns is a much more desirable choice than an endless journey on one of America’s mega … Continue reading Watkins Glen: A hidden gem between Niagara and NYC

Horseshoe falls

Falling for Niagara Falls

Sitting on the border, Niagara Falls is accessible from both the USA and Canada, it  is visited by some 30 million people every year and when you see it in person you can understand why its so popular! The town of Niagara is a 3 hour drive from Ryan’s house and home to Kyle, one of Ryan’s college friends and one of our hiking buddies from our trek … Continue reading Falling for Niagara Falls

Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Olympics

When I retired from competitive synchronized swimming a few years ago the last place I expected to be in 2016 was in Rio de Janeiro. So when I got an email asking if I would be available and interested in working at the Olympics I jumped at the chance. What an incredible opportunity and it meant I was going to attend my 3rd Olympics in … Continue reading Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Olympics