My 10 Favourite Pictures in 2017

My 10 Favourite Pictures in 2017

2017 brought about a few massive changes, including a few emotional turning points in my life. Highs included my dad’s surgery yielding the best result possible, an amazing girls’ trip around Eastern Canada with Brit, and finding myself getting to spend more time with family. Lows included saying a heartbreaking farewell to our family dog, a truly beautiful spirit whose loss was devastating,¬†and the¬†self-realization that I was letting my happiness in life fade. Smack dab in the middle, complete with highs and lows – moving.

Looking back on my adventures, I’ve selected my ten favourite pictures I took in 2017. The pictures are in chronological order and – quick side note – not all were technically taken by me (thanks Brit!).

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Lessons I Learned From my First 10 Countries

Lessons I Learned From my First 10 Countries

I’ve long believed travel to be one of the best instructors in life lessons. Whether positive or negative, different locations can leave a lasting impression and teach you something you might not have previously known, either about the destination or yourself. Here, in order of when I first visited them, are a few things I learned from the first ten countries I’ve traveled to.

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Harry Potter – The Wizarding World Park vs The Studio Tour

Harry Potter – The Wizarding World Park vs The Studio Tour

Having been lucky enough to experience both, which did I prefer and how – if money is no obstacle for you – do you decide which to prioritize?

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Hogsmeade: Hogwarts Welcomes You Home – Day Two

Hogsmeade: Hogwarts Welcomes You Home – Day Two

I almost feel as though this post needs a disclaimer. Yes, I absolutely loved the Hogsmeade portion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, but I didn’t fall in love with it to the same degree that I did with Diagon Alley the day before. Still, the pull of seeing Hogwarts castle was an undeniable highlight.

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