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I Went to a Ball Pit Bar…and Things Got Weird

Ballie Ballerson - ball pit bar in London

I’d just fallen over and was quickly being engulfed by a quarter million white semi-translucent plastic balls. The people falling around me were creating waves of balls and making the levels rise until I almost went under. Techno music thumped through the air, filling my ears and making my pulse quicken. I tried to stand up but floundered, never quite getting my footing. A stranger’s hand suddenly shot through the crowd like a life preserver. I latched on as he heaved me up. “That was awesome!” I shouted.

Discovery and Nostalgia at the East Coast Music Awards in Saint John

Discovery & Nostalgia in Saint John, NB

Attending the 2017 East Coast Music Awards in Saint John, New Brunswick was full of new discoveries and also hit me with a healthy dose of nostalgia. Find out who made my top three discoveries list…

Excursion Around the Bay: Brigus and Cupids


Warm, sunny Saturdays aren’t a guarantee here in summer. But the forecast was saying that the weekend would be perfect, so I wanted to make sure I got out of the house and did something special. So I decided on a road trip to Brigus and Cupids for some blueberry crisp, theatre, and hiking!

Cool Things to Do on a Return Trip to London

Notting Hill London

This isn’t your first rodeo…or should I say cup of tea? You’ve been to London once before and ticked off a lot of boxes: Tower Bridge, Globe Theatre, Harry Potter tour, Big Ben…yep, you’ve seen all the major sites. So now what do you do? What are all the cool things to do in London?

Chips, dressing, and gravy Newfoundland style

Fries, Dressing, and Gravy: A Newfoundland Speciality

If you’ve ever been to Newfoundland you’ve probably had someone tell you to try chips, gravy, and dressing. And I bet you were confused. Chips? Like...Lays? Dressing?...

What You Need to Know Before Island Hopping in El Nido, Palawan

It’s the main reason why people endure that six hour bumpy, swervy, roller coaster of a shuttle ride to and from Puerto Princesa. Island hopping in El Nido in the Phili...

Injured foot in NYC |

Do You Really Need Travel Insurance?

I was alone in New York, sitting in the waiting room of an urgent care clinic, freaking out at my friend via text. I’d innocently tripped while going up a set of stairs...

What to Pack for London in the Spring

Spring is one of the best times to visit London. The temperatures are starting to go up but the hordes of summer tourists haven't descended on the city yet. Whether you'r...

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