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Russians and Canadians

Epic Canadian Olympic Fans

The Olympic Park was all but deserted on the final day of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. There were only two events scheduled that day: Men’s Gold Medal Hockey and the Closing Ceremony. Only those with tickets to at least one of these events were permitted to enter the park. ...

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Costa Rican Michelada

How To Make a Costa Rican Michelada

When traveling to new places, I always make sure that I try the local beers and cocktails. In Russia it was vodka, in Bali it was Arak liquor, in Belize it was 1 Barrell Rum (mmm, tastes like maple syrup), and in Costa Rica it was the Costa Rican michelada! ...

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All of the Postcards

Postcards From Russia, With Love!

As part of my Kickstarter rewards for the Olympic Spirit Project, I had promised to send postcards to my project backers. So on my last couple of days in Russia, after I had somewhat recovered from the flu, and the Games were over I found a nice little patio on ...

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Thai Curry

Easy Thai Curry – Plus Bonus Leftover Recipe

One of my all-time favourite meals is Thai curry, mmm!  I took these photos back in October and have been meaning to share this deliciousness since before I left Vancouver. I think it’s about time! This recipe is easy to make and you can use pretty much any vegetables you have in ...

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Headache Remedies

12 Natural Headache Remedies

I used to get really bad migraines. I remember the first time it happened. I was in the library doing research for a high-school paper when suddenly my hands went numb, I lost vision in one of my eyes and I completely forgot how to read. I saw the letters ...

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Canadian Men's Olympic Hockey Team 2014

Team Canada & Bronze Medal Hockey

When I bought my Olympics tickets in february 2013, I had bought two tickets to the Men’s Bronze Medal Game, since gold tickets were not available at the time. So now, after the game from the previous night, I was stuck with two tickets for a game that Canada would ...

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Team Canada - Team Pursuit Speed Skating Sochi 2014

Sochi Day 8 – Speed Skating Day!

It was team pursuit speed skating day! I went to the Olympic Park early and met up with some other Canadians to grab a couple of drinks (ok, ok, beers…) in the sun before our day’s events. As we sat on our bench, people watching, probably one out of every ...

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New Website Design

New Website! #BOOM!

Last weekend was all work and no play as I spent Saturday and Sunday revamping my website! I loved my old design but it was outdated and it has been due for an upgrade for quite some time. There are still a few glitches that need fixing (ie. the Facebook counter ...

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#60Days, It's TobaGOTime

I’m Going to Tobago!

Well… not just yet… but with your help, we can make it happen! The first step is complete: Application for #60Days in Paradise submitted!! The Job If (when!!) I get hired, my job will be to go to the island of Tobago, stay in beautiful hotels, eat fancy food (and sample tasty drinks), ...

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Bad Luck Comes in Threes (and then you drink some tea)

After an incredible month of travel and amazing experiences I guess I was due for a little string of bad luck. They say bad luck comes in threes, so fingers crossed that I’ve come to the end of this crazy streak! 1. Last week my hair dryer exploded. (It scared ...

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