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Longing To Travel While Working a 9-5

13 countries in 8 years. Not the most impressive stats, but this is what it’s like to travel while working a 9-5. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.


It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about my travels. Life got in the way. It’s not easy to juggle traveling while working a 9-5 – especially early on in my career. I’ve been adulting so hard these past few years that I’ve put traveling on the back burner. There are only so many hours in a day and it doesn’t help that most American companies only offer an average of 10 vacation days.

This year, I’ll be using those 10 vacation days to visit family in China. It’s triggered my nostalgia for travel blogging. 2008 was the last time I was in China. I studied abroad in Shanghai, where I was bitten by the travel bug. I wanted to go everywhere and anywhere as long as I came home with all my limbs intact. And I did.

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Toronto’s Haunted Casa Loma

Casa Loma is a supernatural hub with haunted stories that include tales of paranormal activity, spooky voices and invisible hands.


Casa Loma is a gothic style castle in Toronto, Canada filled with 98 rooms, secret passages, beautiful gardens and a haunted history. There have been sightings of a woman who haunts the halls of Casa Loma. Staff and visitors have also claimed to see paranormal activities, hear spooky voices and feel unseen grabbing hands.

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Toronto, Canada: Getting Oot of Town

Day 1 in Toronto included dim sum, the CN Tower, PANAMANIA (what?) and Chromeo (who?). Read on.


Getting oot of town…🇨🇦 #travel #canada #toronto #cntower weekendgetaway

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The blue is bluer and the green is greener in Toronto. Must be that Canadian air. So light and so fresh. So not like New York.

I flew into Billy Bishop Airport and took the 30 second ferry to downtown Toronto. The ferry ride had the most welcoming view of the CN tower. You know, the one with the glass floor 1,122 feet above ground.

I caught the free airport shuttle bus to Union Station and walked through Nathan Phillips Square to get to one of my favorite hotel chains, the DoubleTree! They offer warm cookies when you check-in.

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