I have been saving up airmiles for more than 10 years and I barely have enough for one ticket to Asia. I therefore figured it was high time I cut the cord and tried another travel program (hello Capitol One). Before doing this though I needed to use up my miles so where to go? […]

Ukraine Chernobyl

When I decided to make a stop in Ukraine I knew I would have to make the time to visit Chernobyl. As most will know, Chernobyl is the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history when an explosion at the power plant on April 26, 1986 led to a nuclear meltdown. I had been […]


Stopping in Riga Latvia turned out to be one of my best choices on my Eastern Europe trip. AirBaltic uses Riga International airport as its main hub so my options were to either stay at the airport for 4hrs or spend an entire day in the nation’s capital. It was an easy decision for me […]


My first impression of Finland was that it looked just like northern Ontario. Same rocks, trees and rugged wilderness. My second was how the Helsinki airport looks like it was built by Ikea. Heading through customs was a breeze as was finding the bus stop –right outside the main hall – and ticket machine (it […]

Riddle Me This

” Riddle me this: Why is the world full of people who seem to have a burning need to tell other people what to do? What to think? What they are allowed to say? What they can or can not put into their own bodies? Who they can marry? They even want to tell you […]