Surfing in Fuerteventura with Planet Surf Camp
After Martinique, the next time I went surfing was a chilly November day in Westward Ho!. No, that is neither a grammatical error nor a reflection of how much fun I had. The place is called Westward Ho! and it’s the only place in the British Isles with an exclamation…
How NOT to be One Those Couples in Venice
While Venice is considered by many to be one of the most romantic cities on the planet, travelling with the expectation of romance spells doom. In fact, a synonym for romantic is “idealistic”, and that’s exactly where planning a romantic getaway falls short. The reality of a holiday will rarely…
Life Update: What’s Next for Alyssa (Writes)?
With my Youth Mobility Visa expiring in four months, my time in London is coming to a close, and you all have been asking me what the future holds. Another visa to work abroad? Back to Canada? Digital nomad-ing it up around the world? What about you and Tom? Well,…
11 Places You Probably Weren’t Planning on Travelling to but Should
Just because a city isn’t on the tourist map doesn’t mean the place isn’t worth your time. In fact, that should only make you keener to go! Many major tourist destinations have their so-called second cities: places that are often just as interesting as the key location but overshadowed by…
Chamäleon Theater: Amazing Contemporary Circus Shows in Berlin
Anyone that knows me also knows that I love performing arts. There is something awe-inspiring about watching truly talented people do something they’re clearly very passionate about — and that I could never do! I’ve seen more than 25 plays (like Chimerica in London), musicals, ballets, dance (including Heartbeat of Home in…
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In 2011, after studying Psychology & Equity Studies at the University of Toronto, I left the city to live the island life in Martinique. I just wanted to 'get it out of my system'. While I was there, I lost my heart to writing - and a guy!
I spent a second year in Martinique and then decided to re-join 'the real world'. I moved to London in 2013 and started working as an SEO copywriter. A year in, I felt it was time to use my skills and talents to start doing something that would allow me the freedom to travel at will: freelance writing.