I never had much opportunity to travel outside of my home country of the US, so recently when I was able to spend four days in the city of Montréal, Quebec, I was ecstatic. From what I heard, the city is a hub for arts, culture, food, and music, all of my favorite things. I stayed in an AirBnB in the nearby suburb of Chambly (which has an amazing cafe and pub culture I might add), and made the 35 minute commute to the city every day.
Your vacation time at work is valuable. It may be limited, and you have to spread it over holidays, family events, and any potential emergencies. However, it is important to allow yourself a true, relaxing vacation every once in a while.
Since moving to Canada, and traveling around in general, I’ve had a lot of people contact me asking how I went about getting to the places I have, and applauding my courage to do so, which I find so bizarre, because it is something everyone can do, yet so many don’t. Because of this, I wanted to share my story on how I got to this beautiful country, and hopefully it will motivate more people to leave their comfort zones, see opportunities where they might not, and explore. Firstly, I want to warn you, it may not be a carefree ride, you may encounter bumps and turns in ways you never thought imaginable, but a part of growing and traveling is taking everything as it comes, and always knowing that it will work out for the best.
You've always thought about working abroad because you crave adventure or just think there's something better outside of your home country. The day has come, you're hired for a job somewhere in Canada and your employer also arranged for your place to stay.
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Canada is a country filled with rich culture, friendly natives and natural occurrences in nature. This country is so mysterious that it has people flocking to see the wonders offered here. This magical place gives visitors a chance to experience so many amazing things during their stay.
One year ago I left Germany and came to Vancouver. Since then I‘ve been living in this beautiful city and enjoying the Canadian lifestyle with maple syrup and a lot of “sorry!”
Back in September of 2018, I had embarked on a move of a lifetime from urban Toronto to a small island in the Arctic Cirlce: Iglulik, Nunavut. For those who do not know, the province of Nunavut is geographically right above the province of Ontario. Yet to get from one to the other—specifically to Iglulik Island—I needed to take three separate planes, one of which landed for a quick "pit stop." This was a full day journey with absolutely no guarantee that once you're in the north, the plane will land where it is supposed to. From Toronto, to Ottawa, to Iqaluit, to Hall Beach, and finally to Iglulik, the full day adventure was exhausting but filled with magnificent landscapes.
Toronto is a magical and bustling city in the heart of Ontario, Canada. It's one of the most populated cities in Canada and boasts a ton of different activities and landmarks to visit while you make your way around Toronto.
Alberta is a beautiful province in Canada that has some of the best National Parks, mountains, lakes and attractions; city or rural. I was born and raised in Edmonton and have since travelled thoroughly around Alberta on various road trips throughout the years and the scenery never gets old.
Are you fascinated by the vibrant Mohawk culture and are interested in understanding the locals? You will fall in love with Kahnawake—a truly unusual and breathtaking place to visit. Kahnawake is a Native Canadian Indian reservation located on the South Shore of Montreal, Quebec.
For all of its charm, it is an inescapable fact that Montreal is located in a cold winter climate. It wouldn’t be a stretch to label the winters that hit the region as harsh, nasty and unpredictable. The misery of the cold weather is compounded by the mixture of slush, salt, and ice that affects almost every downtown core that sees an accumulation of snow. Walking on the sidewalks in downtown Montreal between December and March can sometimes feel like taking your life into your own hands–and at the very least, you will ruin a pair of boots.
DO YOU find yourself coming to Canada in the future in the midst of adventure?! OR are you a resident of the beautiful country of Canada, and want to go on a trip of a lifetime?! Newfoundland is the destination for you!