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12 Affirmations for Travel

July 9, 2016,

In a recent blog post I announced that in Happiest When Exploring’s second year, the blog was going to diversify a little bit – and this is a taster of what some new posts will look like. This post is still about travel but I’m introducing something that I’ve only briefly touched on on the blog – […]

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July Giveaway!

July 4, 2016,

Happy July! To thank you – and to encourage a little exploring of your own! – I’ve partnered with GPSmyCity to offer 20 readers one City Walks map of their choice, for free! Giveaway: Try City Walks map for free! The City Walks app is a responsive map of the city you download (available for over 500 cities worldwide). The map enables […]

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A Year in Photographs: HWE in 2016 in 16 Photos

June 8, 2016,

In light of Happiest When Exploring’s one year anniversary, here is another blog post to commemorate the occasion… it’s a pretty big deal, after all – and I’m happy to celebrate this milestone and share 16 of my favourite travel photos from 2015 and 2016. “You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.” – Unknown This […]

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Happiest When Exploring’s One Year Anniversary! + Announcement

May 31, 2016,

  I’m retiring. Happiest When Exploring began exactly one year ago, in May 2015. It’s our one year anniversary… and I’m retiring. That’s right.   The blog inspired many new adventures: from Costa Rica to Hungary and Poland, to the South of Italy.  But now, I’m retiring (…quitting sounds too harsh!) But wait.. I’m not retiring in the traditional […]

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7 Quotes to Inspire You To Visit Italy

May 11, 2016,

There’s just something special about Italy – something that always has me coming back for more. I can’t get enough of this beautiful country – from the North to the South, and everywhere in between, I’m hooked. Once you visit Italy, it’s hard to not not return to the land of pizza, pasta, gelato, piazzas, fountains, fashion, and […]

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Experiencing the Public Market

April 29, 2016,

When I was growing up, my mother would often talk of her Saturdays spent at the Jean-Talon Market in Montreal. For my grandparents, my mother and her brothers, going to the market was a Saturday ritual and a necessity. They would walk from their home to the market and afterwards, they would take the streetcar* […]

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Visit Kotor, Montenegro: A Lesser-Known City

April 20, 2016,

I was given the opportunity to explore a lesser-known city during my second cruise vacation: Kotor in Montenegro (between Croatia, Serbia and Albania). When I was researching each location of the cruise, I was surprised to see how much Kotor had to offer in terms of sightseeing and I was instantly captivated. What caught my attention […]

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10 Songs That’ll Make You Want to Travel

April 18, 2016,

There’s just something about a playlist that can alter your mood, cheer you up, bring you back to a special moment in time… and my favourite: songs that make me want to travel (and songs that I listen to when I travel). Here are 10 songs that’ll inspire you to travel, explore new places, pack […]

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