A Trip to Stunning Scotland: Isle of Skye (Part 1)

The Isle of Skye possesses a natural beauty and presence that stays with you long after you’ve left. The castles; rolling, green hills; mountains; and ancient, rocky towers cling tight to the memory of a time long since passed. On one particular hike, we gingerly descended wet, wooden steps, picking our way across temporary flatContinue reading “A Trip to Stunning Scotland: Isle of Skye (Part 1)”

10 Must-Read Books by Indigenous Authors (Part 1)

10) Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway transports the reader to a Cree community in northern Manitoba. Brothers Champion and Ooneemeetoo Okimasis are torn from their family, their language, their culture, and their entire way of life when they are sent to a hostile andContinue reading “10 Must-Read Books by Indigenous Authors (Part 1)”

A 7 Day Getaway to Breathtaking Greece Part 2: Corinth; Mycenae; Epidaurus; Nafplion

If you missed part one, check it out here. Our Itinerary:  Day 1: Athens  Day 2: Athens  Day 3: Corinth; Mycenae; Epidaurus; Nafplion Day 4: Nafplion; Olympia Day 5: Olympia; Patras; Delphi Day 6: Delphi; Thermopylae; Kalambaka Day 7: Kalambaka; Meteora; Athens On day three of our journey through Greece, my friend and I rose early, grabbed a quick bite, and climbedContinue reading “A 7 Day Getaway to Breathtaking Greece Part 2: Corinth; Mycenae; Epidaurus; Nafplion”

10 Chilling Reads for Horror Lovers (Part 2)

If you missed part one, you can check it out here. 4. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike (Tr. Deborah Boliver Boehm) Originally published in Japan in 1986, this tale of psychological horror tells the story of Teppei, Misao, and their daughter Tamao. When this young family moves into a new apartment complex (which, asContinue reading “10 Chilling Reads for Horror Lovers (Part 2)”

Five Reasons Why Your Pug Is Secretly a Human in Disguise

In honour of April Fool’s Day, I have decided to pay tribute to my hilarious, furry companion, Yoshi the pug. Here are five (of many) reasions why your pug just might be a human in disguise.  1. Distinctly Un-Dog-Like Sleeping Positions Should you allow your pet to sleep on the bed with you? This seemsContinue reading “Five Reasons Why Your Pug Is Secretly a Human in Disguise”

6 Thought-Provoking Fiction Books For Stimulating Conversations

1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Though originally published in 1932, Brave New World is still very much relevant in the 21st century. This dark satire depicts the Earth as a supposed “utopia,” where humans are genetically bred and taught to suppress their emotions and free will through the use of pharmaceutical anesthetics. ThisContinue reading “6 Thought-Provoking Fiction Books For Stimulating Conversations”

Best Seller Exploration Part One: 5 NY Times Best Sellers For Historical Escapism

I love historical fiction. If you also enjoy sneaking a peek into the lives of those who came before, one of these books might just be for you. 1. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn Thanks to the Netflix series Bridgerton, you may already be familiar with this one. Strictly speaking, the Regency eraContinue reading “Best Seller Exploration Part One: 5 NY Times Best Sellers For Historical Escapism”

10 Awesome Virtual Travel Experiences for 2021 (Part 1)

Though travelling might not be possible right now, for many of us, the urge to see, learn, and experience new things is stronger than ever. When the wanderlust strikes, here are 10 virtual travel experiences you can enjoy right from the comfort of your own home: 1. The Haunted Walk Offered in Ottawa, Kingston, andContinue reading “10 Awesome Virtual Travel Experiences for 2021 (Part 1)”

A Good Old-Fashioned Scare

Calling all horror addicts and history lovers alike!   Though October may have come and gone, as far as I’m concerned, it’s always the season to be spooky. No matter the time of year I love to indulge in scary movies, pumpkin-spice-everything, and some good old-fashioned ghost stories. And what better way to enjoy the latter thanContinue reading “A Good Old-Fashioned Scare”

Voyage Underground: A Tour of the Roman Catacombs

I recently watched Italian action film The Beast (La Belva) on Netflix. The gritty action flick centres around Leonida Riva, an ex-military Captain suffering from post-traumatic stress and growing more and more estranged from his family every day. When his daughter, Teresa, is kidnapped one evening, Riva will stop at nothing to get her backContinue reading “Voyage Underground: A Tour of the Roman Catacombs”