Photo Essay- Exploring the Swiss Alps at Jungfrau

This past August I did a tour with Topdeck Travel (who I would highly recommend by the way). One of the optionals activities in Switzerland was to go up Jungfrau. It was fantastic.

We explored the sites, ate Lindt chocolates, made snow angles, chucked snowballs at each other and admired ice sculptures all in beautiful sunny weather.

Scenery on the train ride up
The train actually had to stop a couple times to get cows off the tracks
Could have spend hours just taking photos


Making snow angles and summertime snowball fights were common
Ice Sculptures 


You get rent snow tubes try out their zip line

5 Cities to Get Lost In

5. Prague, Czech Republic

Beautiful historic buildings, cool little shops to see, and endless places to go for great food.



Padlocks on a bridge in Prauge

4. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

A hike up mount royal to get some amazing views or go for a skate, exploring the history of Old Montreal, or just going on hunt for the best Poutine.

Montreal is beautiful in winter
Snow covered bench in Old Montreal
Ice at Mgill University
Quebec road signs in French
Snow covered bikes in Montreal

3. Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is home to epic hikes, rich history and tons of unique shops and restaurants. If you are looking for wool are cashmere look no further. Also a great city to walk around if your looking to stay fit with all the stairs and hills in this city.

Edinburg Castle 


Lots of cafes in the city with great food.

2. Melbourne, Australia

Browse though a farmers market, sip coffee in one of the many cafes, or take the tram out to St. Kilda and splash around the ocean


1. London, England

You could easily spend months in London and still not do everything. There is the obvious tourist attraction like Buckingham Palace or Big Ben. But there are so many cool little neighbourhoods, beautiful parks, and just amazing places to go. Take a walk around the city, pick up some fresh fruit at a summer market, stop in to a friendly local pub for lunch or buy and oyster card hop on a bus and just see where you end up.

Big Ben/Victoria Tower 
Exploring Lodon’s Parks 
Flowers in London summer
Union Jacks



5 Things do During Summer in Newfoundland, Canada

  1. Explore St. John’s
    St. John’s is a really cool city to walk around and explore. Since the city is built on a hill you will be sure get stay fit when walking around this city. Go for lunch at a local pub, walk up Signal Hill, or just walk down by the waterfront and breath in the beautiful fresh ocean air.
Houses in St. John’s, Newfoundland
Seagull flying over the Atlantic in St. John’s

2. Raft the Exploits

One of the most fun things I did while in Newfoundland was a rafting trip on the Exploits river just outside of Grand Falls. They aren’t the biggest rapids in the world but it’s still a total blast. The guides play tons of fun games with you and each raft has water guns so there are lots of friendly water fights between rafts. If you have the money you can splurge and stay in one of their nice Chalets for the night.

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Going into the Rapids
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Water Fight!
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Fun in the Rapids
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The Badger Chute
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If we got close to another raft, we made sure they got wet!

Photos by Rafting Newfoundland. For more info

3. Swim in Thunderbrook Falls

Located just outside of Grand Falls-Windsor Thunderbrook Falls makes a great little swimming hole on a hot day. If you don’t feel like swimming pack a picnic and your camera and just admire this natural beauty. Tip- If you are going to swim it’s good idea to wear flip-flops or water shoes as it is quite rocky.

Thunderbrook Falls

4. Hit the beach at Deer Lake

Explore the trails around the beach, take a refreshing swim in the lake, or watch the sunset over some ice cream.

Exploring trails around the Deer Lake Waterfront
Amazing Sunsets 
Deer Lake Beach 

5. Wander the little towns and villages

The small towns a villages in Newfoundland can almost feel like a step back in time. Explore the little fishing villages, eat some fresh seafood at a little diner or roadside stand, browse the local shops and really take in the true Newfoundland culture.

Steam in Clarenville, Newfoundland


Exploring the beautiful village of Bonavista, Newfoundland
Bishop’s Falls, Newfoundland


Botwood, Newfoundland

5 Things to do in the Canadian Maritimes

  1. Check out the beaches

Wether it’s jumping off the bridge at Basin Head, playing in the waves at Cavendish, or building sandcastles at Parlee the Maritimes has so many amazing beaches to explore.

Parlee Beach, New Brunswick


Basin Head, Prince Edward Island

2. Explore the Cabot Trail

No trip to Canada’s east coast would be complete without a drive along the Cabot Trail. Be sure to keep to camera handy to capture the beautiful scenery.

Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. 

3. Eat great seafood

Lobster, muscles or just fish and chips from a roadside stand. The east coast offers so much delicious seafood.

4. Watch a Sunrise or Sunset

The maritimes lends it self to some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets anywhere.

Sunset from the Pointe du Chene Wharf in Shediac, New Brunswick
Sunset over Bras D’Or Lakes in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Sunrise in Price Edward Island

5. Explore and Get Lost

Weather your wandering around downtown Halifax, browsing a local farmers market, or just getting in the car and seeing where the road takes you there are so many place to explore on Canada’s east coast.

Halifax Public Gardens. Halifax, Nova Scota
Digby, Nova Scoita
Victoria Park. Truro, Nova Scotia