I’ve held a certain fascination with the Canadian railway hotels for as long as I can remember. I hadn’t visited Hotel Saskatchewan in ages, so I jumped at the opportunity to spend one night at Regina’s crown jewel while I was back home in Canada during the holidays. The historic hotel is the fourteenth hotel in the […]Read more "Checking into Hotel Saskatchewan"
2016 was a memorable year in every sense of the word. I finally obtained New Zealand residency, contemplated my career, and accepted my dream job in what some would consider, a broken city. I grieved from afar, experienced displacement, and watched the world descend into absolute chaos as Donald Trump ran for and won the American […]Read more "Turbulent Times"
As New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown is on everybody’s travel bucket list. On my first visit in April 2009, my friends and I decided it was a good idea to go bungy jumping, sky diving, white water rafting, jet boating, luging and for a helicopter ride – in one weekend alone! We also tried Fergburger, visited a multitude […]Read more "A Quick Trip To Queenstown"
Having visited Queenstown a handful of times, I still marvel at the drive down from Christchurch. The Canterbury plains swiftly disappear to reveal rolling hills and turquoise, azure lakes. With so many changes in scenery, the drive never becomes stagnant. Many a tourist flies into Christchurch from the North Island, ready to journey south. And so, why […]Read more "From Christchurch To Queenstown"
Working in Christchurch’s CBD, I’ve kept a close watch on all the cafés and restaurant openings over the past six months. And it seems there’s a new spot open every other week. As a frequent café-goer, I’ve relished in all these new dining opportunities. Oddly enough, I didn’t notice the new roastery on St. Asaph Street […]Read more "New Opening: Unknown Chapter Coffee Roasters"
Since leaving Toronto, I’ve missed out on my fair share of opportunities: restaurant openings, food events and film previews, to name a few. A week after packing up my bags to move to Christchurch, I received an email about a press trip to a dreamy destination; a trip I would’ve attended in a heartbeat. Watching my […]Read more "How To Deal With Missing Out"
As Saskatchewan’s two biggest cities, Saskatoon and Regina have always experienced a rivalry of sorts. With close relatives in Saskatoon, I didn’t spend much time in Regina until my final year of high school. After auditioning for Saskatchewan Express, I spent all my weekends and the summer after high school in The Queen City. Some […]Read more "Exploring The Queen City"