The Gates of Istanbul

It is easy for me to say that Loreena Mckennitt is, by far, one of the most idiosyncratic musicians I’ve ever come across. Born and raised in Canada, she is a singer, songwriter, harpist and composer. Mckennitt started singing at a young age and after attending an exhibition of the celtic artifacts in Venice in…

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Aran Islands – Galway Part 2

The Aran Islands are three relatively small islands that are situated just off the coast of Galway Bay. They are: Inisheer, Inishmaan and Inishmore. Each island has a unique story that adds great depth to Ireland’s history. When visiting the islands, you will find ancient forts, churches and monuments, as well as tourist activity. Today,…

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Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Thailand

When I arrived at Vikasa, I said hello to the people I knew and introduced myself to the people I didn’t know. Carolina and Jeb, a married couple, were the hosts’ of this getaway trip. I originally met them through my brother Alex, who did Cross-fit with them a while ago. They were the first…

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Hollywood Sign Endeavor

The wonderful thing about Los Angeles is that it has its beaches, mountains and cities. I will never have an excuse as to why I am bored on my days off. I recently went on a hike to the Hollywood sign. Everything about the Hollywood sign experience was thrilling, except for the fact that I…

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