To Lisbon and Beyond! : An Introduction to Portugal

The giant Alsa charter bus I’m on bounces suddenly and I jar awake out of my peaceful slumber. I squint my eyes open to see the sun beginning to set behind rows of dilapidated Andalusian-style buildings and overgrown, neglected fields. Where the eff am I? My...

Taylor On A Trip in Review: April 2017

If I had to pick a word to sum up my last month, it would be “reflection.” I moved out of Toronto and spent three weeks with my family in Saskatchewan. I reflected on six-and-a-half years spent in Canada’s largest city. I left my family to work at a...

Stumbling Upon Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Seville

In Spain, when Semana Santa is mentioned, it is rare that it is preceded by the phrase “stumbling upon.” I decided to go to Sevilla on, more or less, a whim. I had (somewhat unexpectedly) cut my volunteering time at a Granada hostel down from six weeks to...

Chasing Picasso in Malaga

I was eight years old the first time I clued into the fact that there was a famous person named Pablo Picasso. The year was 1999, the movie 10 Things I Hate About You had just come out, and my older cousin was sitting on my living room couch watching it as she babysat...

Granada, Spain: First Impressions of the Moorish Jewel

Before I arrived in Granada, everything I knew about the city I learned from Pinterest and Lonely Planet. Needless to say I didn’t have a very thorough overview. So when I arrived in Granada in the early afternoon of March 26th, I had my eyes open wide and my...

What the 2016 USA election has given me

“When they go low, we go high” – Michelle Obama Let me begin by saying that I am a Canadian. My Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is a self-proclaimed feminist, his parliament is made up of a diverse group of highly educated people, he bases his...
Hey there, I'm Taylor! I'm a traveller in a leather jacket with a deep love of all things rock n' roll. Although I have absolutely zero actual musical ability whatsoever, my ultimate passion is travelling the world with music as my compass, exploring all those points of musical relevance as I go. Let's geek out together!

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