Two tickets 2 the best place on Earth: US Virgin Islands

Do you know that feeling you get when you think of a place and you feel a tug on your heartstrings? I’ve never had that feeling before, up until a couple months ago. For some people its a country or a city or a relative’s home.

I always envied people who lived in the same house their whole lives. Where ‘going home’ means to that same house you’ve known since you were a child, where you know the creaks in the stairs and which doors stick, etc. Continue reading

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What to do if: your flight is delayed

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Recently, on our way home from Bermuda our connecting flight in Philadelphia was delayed. The layover was originally almost three hours long and it was extended by another two. I know for some people, five hours in an airport would be absolute torture. And if you’re one of those people that sits at the gate the entire time I can see why it would be torturous.

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A long weekend in paradise: Bermuda

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Over the Canada Day long weekend my boyfriend Tom and I had the pleasure of visiting the pristine island of Bermuda. I really thought we were going to do some back country camping in an Ontario Provincial Park considering we had just bought what seemed like half the MEC store but apparently he had other plans for us!

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Lunch at the Fairmont Southampton

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Drinks in Paradise: US Virgin Islands

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Let’s be honest, one of the best parts of visiting new places around the world is to experience the local culture. In particular, what the locals drink! Jeanette asked if there were any special drinks associated with the US Virgin Islands.

Oh yes, my friends, there are a couple I’d like to share with you. Being a Caribbean country, rum is locally produced, readily available and… cheap. You’ll find most brands of rum available in nearly every bar but the “house” pour in the USVI is nearly almost always Cruzan, produced in St. Croix (also in the USVI).

Our first drink in the USVI was at the Red Hook ferry terminal in St. Thomas. Little did we know the ferry was about to leave and we couldn’t bring our drinks aboard. Tom and I don’t abuse alcohol so down the hatch they went! You’ll be feeling much nicer with a Painkiller, the national drink.

picture from annapolis.com

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Vacation makes Misia a lazy blogger…

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I have been super busy being super lazy (four weeks off between semesters will do that to a person). I just realized today on my way to class that I haven’t looked at my planner since April 13th, when I had my last class of the Winter semester.

What has kept me from you all? This place…

Trunk Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands

I spent almost two weeks in the US Virgin Islands and I have had a hard time adjusting back to regular life. Two weeks of sunning, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling and eating amazing food on one of the world’s most beautiful islands is something this girl could really get used to. I know, I don’t deserve any sympathy. I’ll tell you guys all about this amazing place in the next week or so.

Memories of England…: London Part Two

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To continue from my earlier post about London, I wanted to share with you my favourite part of the city. It’s hard to pick just one but I really loved the South Bank of the Thames. It’s where the London Eye is located and stretches for kilometers.

I know the London Eye is a landmark but just about everyone who has been on it advised me not to spend the money. So we didn’t (the line up was also forever long). The weather was actually perfect (by Canadian standards) so we ended up visiting everything you can see from the eye anyways. Continue reading

Memories of England…: London

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London was by far, hands down, my favourite place in England. If you’ve been you understand. If you haven’t been yet please don’t write it off as being another “big” city. It’s so unique, so beautiful, so historical and incredibly easy to navigate.

Best time of day to see Buckingham Palace? Early morning, there was literally no one else there. I wasn’t as impressed as I thought I would be but it’s worth seeing. Green Park which runs alongside the Palace and Hyde Park are gorgeous and worth strolling through.

Buckingham Palace with my cousins.

Buckingham Palace with my cousins.

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Memories of England…: Warwick Part 2

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The State Rooms at Warwick are incredible. Rich, opulent and everything you’d think life at a castle would be. The Castle is now owned by the Tussauds (of the wax museum fame) so throughout the state rooms are wax replicas of nobility and servants. Some of these are so life like it was kind of creepy.

In the basement of the castle you saw how servants prepared food and laundry for the royals.

In the basement of the castle you saw how servants prepared food and laundry for the royals.

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