It occurred to me recently that I have never actually taken time to process how many countries and cities I have actually been to in my twenty years of life. I first started travelling when I was 2 years old. My grandparents took me to England and Paris. I’ve had the travel-bug ever since. So far I’ve travelled to six countries — most of which I would love to return to!
Below is a list the countries/ cities/ states/ provinces that I have been to. If you have any questions about traveling to any of these places let me know and I’d be happy to help.
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
– Ontario (I live here)
Just because I call this province home doesn’t mean I can’t travel! Ontario is one of the most beautiful and interesting provinces. For one, Ottawa, the capital of this sprawling country is an eight hour road trip away. The parliament buildings are defiantly something to see. Niagara Falls is another place I highly recommend for the spectacular views and opportunities. You can get views up high or up close to the falls, you can taste delectable wine or visit hundreds of attractions and shops along Clifton Hill. If you want to venture up north there are many small towns like St. Jacobs where you can unwind even on a chilly day. Toronto, in itself, is an adventure. I’ve lived just outside the bustling city and I still don’t know more than a third of what it offers. I certainly haven’t explored enough.
(2010) Vancouver at a glance while on a Holland America Cruise headed for Alaska
– British Columbia
British Columbia has to be my favourite province. No, it isn’t home but I wouldn’t mind if it was! My favourite place is Grouse Mountain. I could sit among the mountains and write forever. I also highly recommend Steveston! Amazing food and small shops to explore. You can even go whale watching!
(2012) Yours truly in Quebec headed towards Cirque De Soleil tents
– Nova Scotia
– New Brunswick
– Prince Edward Island
New England is a sight in itself. I’d love to visit again and take in more of the nature and culture these provinces have to offer. If you want “stereotypical Canadian” look no farther. Well, you could look north– like the Yukon or Northern Alberta…
2) United States of America
(2010) Glacier Bay, Alaska (one of my favourite spots in the world) Photo Credits: Marina Green
Alaska blew me away. I want to go back. I would love to go to Denali National Park and photograph all the wildlife. Its such a magnificent state. The picture you see above is one that I took. Hard to believe right? I mean if I, a girl who hardly knows the way around her DSLR, can take a shot like this, imagine how amazing it is in person. I saw a whale breach– which was the highlight of my trip– and I saw ice burgs calf. The calm out on the water is otherworldly and the community life within the cities, like Skagway and Ketchikan, is quaint and tight knit. I recommend Alaska highly to anyone who’s looking for a unique adventure.
(2014) Palmtrees in Pasadena California. Photo Credits: Marina Green
This was my most recent trip. I traveled on my own from Toronto to Denver to San Jose to meet some of my family. It was the trip of a lifetime. My family took me everywhere from Davis to Los Angeles. I also got to see the Armenian side of this state too which was an amazing treat (my background is half Armenian). I also love how hot it is and how many outdoor activities there are! My favourite place, by far, was Lake Tahoe. Breathtaking!
– Colorado (Denver Airport…)
(2011) View from atop the Sears Tower in Chicago
I went to Chicago with my music family from high school in 2011. We went to compete and we succeeded! The city itself was so compact. The buildings shot so high into the sky that just walking the streets made me feel small and uniquely insignificant. The Sears building is a must see. Viewing the state from such an amazing hight will change your perspective on the world and the life within it.
I don’t remember much of this trip. Cozumel was a part of a cruise I took with my grandparents years ago. What I do remember was it was in April and it was HOT.
England is one of my favourite places in the world. I would live there if I could. There is so much to see and access and the accents are always wonderful.The culture and history is immense and something that should never ever be looked past. If you have a chance, do yourself a favour and explore at least one area of England. Then maybe visit Ireland and Wales for me, I’d love to go!
First when I was two. All I remember was the chunnel and a very scary Goofy at Disney… and again on my Europe trip in the summer of 2017
– Zielona Góra
6) Czech Republic
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– La Spetzia