Canada Bingo: Toronto Edition

We had some family come to visit us over the Christmas / New Year period. With just a couple of weeks to show them around our new home, we thought it would be a bit of fun to make a game of it – enter Canada Bingo, the Toronto edition.

We designed Canada Bingo to highlight some of the more Canadian things we have discovered while here, and tried to include a mix of tourist attractions, foodie activities, and fun local experiences. Postcard sized, it is easy to carry around while you’re out and about exploring. The goal is to complete as many of the activities as possible (not strictly following the rules of bingo we know, but Canada Bingo just has such a nice ring to it). Our recent visitors were almost successful in checking off the lot. Here’s how they went…  Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Cindy!

Cindy at the top of the Emerald Chair in Whistler

Having celebrated Tristan’s birthday with a blog post, it seems only fitting that we do likewise for Cindy’s birthday, which was celebrated last week while visiting Whistler with a few friends from Australia. Continue reading

Travel Whispers Blogger Challenge

NYE Fireworks in Ottawa

As 2016 draws to a close a lot of bloggers are looking back at everything they have done this year and everywhere they have been. The Travel Whispers Blogger Challenge aims to round-up the year and look towards the next by answering ten questions. The questions are designed to be a lot more inspiring than starting a conversation with small talk and intended to involve more than just one person. Each Travel Whispers post can be found by clicking the link through to the next blogger at the bottom of the post, and so on, so take the time to read through a few – you might find some exciting new bloggers to follow and some great travel ideas for the future! You can also find them across Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #TravelWhispers.

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Planning Holidays When Your Life is One Long Holiday

Planning Holidays When Your Life is One Long Holiday

I should probably start by clarifying that our life is not actually one long holiday. Although we are away from our home country, Tristan and I are both working full-time jobs and endeavouring to live in Canada as locals. Of course, despite still needing to do all the mundane things you would when you are not on holiday – grocery shopping, renting an apartment, paying the bills, etc. – simply being away from “home” means it is nonetheless hard to kick that holiday feeling! Continue reading

Tristan’s Year in Review – Year #1

Tristan's First Snow Storm

Almost without me realising it, my first Canadian anniversary came and went recently and I thought that this would be a good opportunity to look back on the past year and reflect on how it fits into the story of Tristan Yeats. My life in Canada so far has not been dramatically different on a day-to-day basis from my life back in Canberra. Nonetheless, my first year has certainly been a significant one for me and hopefully this post will provide you a little insight into this.

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A Little Bit of Home

Travelling and living overseas definitely comes with a lot of perks. There is the joy of experiencing a new country and all of its cultural intricacies. There’s the food [oh, there is so much delicious food]. There’s the fact that you’re on holiday and therefore not working (or in my case, working but not really working). And, of course, there are all the amazing people you meet and the new friends you get to add on Facebook as evidence of your adventure. These are all great, but I have to confess, one of my favourite parts of living overseas is… Continue reading

High / Low – October 13, 2016

This week, we travelled back to Quebec for our first Thanksgiving, watched round 2 of the Trump vs. Clinton name calling contest, took advantage of our newly acquired free healthcare status, witnessed some impressive Canadian sporting prowess, and got stuck underground in the subway during the morning commute thanks to a trespasser on the tracks.  Read on to find out which of these made our High / Low this week.
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That Time We: Visited New York City

Tristan exploring Wall Street

Living on the same continent as the ‘Land of the Free’ means we will hopefully be making a lot of trips across the border.  Last month, we zipped down to the Big Apple and checked off another item on our Bucket List.

Having made a pretty good dent in the NYC tourist attraction list when we visited in January 2015, this trip was all about catching up with a fellow Aussie expat over all the food and drink we could handle.  Here are some of the highlights: Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Tristan!

It’s Tristan’s birthday today!  We celebrated with cupcakes at the stroke of midnight followed by a delicious dinner out at Sassafraz in Yorkville this evening.

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You’re never too old to blow out candles and make a wish!

But more on that later! For now, in celebration of all things Tristan, we thought we would share a post dedicated solely to him. So here are some random tidbits about Tristan you may or may not already know: Continue reading