NE BLT Diaries: Boston

Boston was a highly anticipated stop by myself and many other members of my group. On the drive from Vermont to Boston, I was ‘co-pilot’ – meaning I sat in the front seat next to our tour leader. This was something I’d wanted to do since the beginning of the trip because – as you’ll…

NE BLT Diaries: Vermont

Prior to the trip, I thought Vermont would be my least favourite stop. It pains me to say this (truly) but I was proved wrong. I was happy to leave the very *cough* earthy scented Montreal especially as this meant a visit to the original Ben and Jerry’s Factory with extra food related stops along…

NE BLT Diaries: Montreal

Ah Montreal, the “artsy” capital of Quebec (I later realised this merely means ‘smells like weed’ – more on that later). The drive from Toronto was about 5 hours long minus breaks. We stopped at ‘The Big Apple’ – not to be confused with New York – which was one of my favourite road trip…

NE BLT Diaries: Niagara & Toronto

{Sidebar: I’m home and alive!!! My original plan was to post on the road but that proved infeasible due to the lack of wifi and time to edit. I apologise profusely if anyone was concerned about my well being, however I highly doubt it. I wrote up a rough diary on my phone as I…

NE BLT Diaries: Prep & Travel

I begin writing this to you on Tuesday night as my solo travels begin tomorrow. I’m attempting to embark on a TrekAmerica tour around the North East USA and Canada. I’m currently just out the shower and about 3/4 packed. I’m not totally prepared (when am I ever??) and feeling quite nauseous. After watching a…

University Doesn’t Have To Define You

I’ve decided to put this post under Social Issues rather than Rambles because I feel very strongly that higher education and everything that goes with it can be a defining factor in shitty mental health. And that, for me, is a prominent societal issue. Rewind just over a year and half ago to my summer…