Christmas Eve, Chivay Peru

Christmas Eve, Chivay Peru

Two years ago today I boarded a minibus in the city of Arequipa, Peru, and had my life change forever. Not only was I about to encounter some of the most amazing scenery I had ever seen, but I would be putting my health into the hands of complete strangers — all on Christmas Eve, in the middle of nowhere, thousands of kilometers from home.

Ready to face the ice!

Ready to face the ice!

One thing I should add to my DIY Emergency kit for my parents are pairs of YakTrax for each of them. These babies slip on over your boots or shoes and add incredible traction on icy or slushy sidewalks. I first bought my pair about 6 or 7 years ago when I was running,...
DIY Emergency Kit

DIY Emergency Kit

Photo credit: @NadiaMatosCTV With the Winter Solstice ice storm walloping Toronto and Southern Ontario, I’ve come to realize that I am not prepared in case of emergency. I live downtown, and in close walking distance to most things I could need (shops,...

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