Banff Diary – Day 3: Johnston Canyon, Mistaya Canyon & Bow Lake

On day 3 of our Banff trip, we planned to visit Johnston Canyon, Mistaya Canyon, and then loop back to Bow Lake to finish off the day. This is the third post in the series about our Banff trip during July 2022. Read the first blog here and the second blog here. Johnston Canyon As […]

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Banff Diary – Day 2: Moraine Lake, Lake Louise & Morant’s Curve

On day 2 of our Banff trip, which was a Friday in July, we’d plan to visit Moraine Lake and Lake Louise. I wanted to visit both of these extremely popular lakes on one of the weekdays we were there, to hopefully avoid most of the crowds. This is the second post in the series […]

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Banff Diary – Day 1: Norquay Lookout & Vermilion Lakes

We decided to go to Banff the week before the Civic Day long weekend (which usually lands on the first Monday of August) to avoid summer crowds. We flew into Calgary on a morning flight from Toronto Pearson to spend a long weekend (5 nights) in Banff. Once we landed in Calgary, we collected our […]

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Travel Diary: Long Weekend in Nova Scotia

For the May long weekend (that’s Victoria Day weekend in Canada), we spent it in Nova Scotia. We flew into Halifax from Billy Bishop airport in Toronto, (which is an awesome little airport, by the way. I wish we could fly out of it more often.), Here’s what we got up to! Day 1: Peggy’s […]

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Food Diary: Where to Eat in San Diego

This is part two of a San Diego blog, all about where we ate during our time in SD. We can read about the places we visited here. We arrived into Pacific Beach in the evening and checked in at our hotel, which was the Blue Beach Hotel. We were starving after a long day […]

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San Diego Travel Diary: Pacific Beach, La Jolla, & More

Following on from our Los Angeles trip, we drove down to San Diego for the weekend, where we planned to spend most of our time in Pacific Beach. Fun fact, I lived in San Diego during the summer of 2015, when I did a J1 visa, so it was great to finally go back, even […]

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Food Diary: Where to Eat in Los Angeles (for Cheap)

Following up on my L.A. Travel Diary, here’s a list of some of the places we ate during our time in Los Angeles. Note that we spent most of our time in Downtown L.A., so the majority of our food choices were based around that area or wherever we went on day trips (i.e. Universal […]

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L.A. Travel Diary: Universal, Disney, Santa Monica, & More

During spring break, we travelled to California to see the Toronto Raptors vs Lakers and vs Clippers during their west coast road trip. We spent 3 nights in Los Angeles before heading down to San Diego for 4 nights. I’d been to L.A. briefly back in 2015 during my J1, so I was excited to […]

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Photo Diary: 36 Hours in London, UK

It’s been a long time since I “acted tourist” in London, so when the idea of staying a night in London to see Arsenal during our Christmas break in Dublin, I jumped at the thought! London is massive, and although I’ve been a dozen times, there are tons of sites I haven’t seen properly. So […]

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Photo Diary: Niagara Falls Day Trip

Niagara Falls is one of the most iconic waterfalls in the world. Located in Niagara, Ontario, it is only two and a half hour drive from Toronto. We did a day-trip to Niagara with ‘Niagara Falls Day Tour‘ last September, (thanks to my One4all colleagues back in Dublin) which included stop-offs at Niagara-on-the-lake, Reif Estate […]

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