Interview with Former Peace Corps Volunteer, Amanda Martin

A while back, I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend Amanda Martin when she returned from volunteering overseas with the Peace Corps. She spent 27 months in the Philippines. After letting our conversation gather dust for far too long, I have finally put it together to share with you all, along with some of…

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Niagara Wine Country

Did you know that just over the New York border, there is a delightfully thriving wine country? I had heard rumours of this magical area, but was still surprised at the variety and number of vineyards to be found here. Normally, we think of Italy or California for wines, but I must say that Canada…

“How was your trip?”

“I want to hear all about it” It was lovely. Great. Amazing. Wonderful. It was terrifying, soul-crushing, and eye-opening. Every time someone asks this question, I am stumped. My answers are vague, spewed from a smiling face, and behind my eyes scenes are flashing through my head at lightning speed. I am re-experiencing such unique…

That one time I accidentally climbed a mountain!

Generally speaking, most people plan ahead when they hike a mountain. You pack a lunch, wear good hiking boots, bring plenty of water, maybe a small first aid kit. You set out with this wonderful mindset and personal determination, ready to face the challenge. Of course, we hadn’t planned on climbing a mountain at all that…