I was born in VancouverBritish Columbia, raised in a small town within Alberta and now call Toronto, Ontario, home. I've also lived in New York City, Hoboken and Abu Dhabi. While I've traveled extensively, including to Cuba, the list of countries I want to visit always seems to be growing.

I'd love to return to Iceland one day, and explore much more of this Nordic island. Add to that New Zealand, as I was only able to swing through Wellington. I couldn't journey beyond Shanghai, though I was in the city long enough to fall for the "tea ceremony scam". I was fortunate to live in Abu Dhabi, which made it easier to visit places such as Oman, LebanonEgypt and Nepal. But a surprisingly quiet visit to Petra, Jordan, remains one of my favorite trips so far.