Zebunnisa Mirza

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

Petra and the pink sand desert of Jordan

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then experiencing something in real life has got to be worth an entire library. Standing in front of the Treasury in Petra, … Continue reading

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Try it: Ice climbing

It’s the dead of Canadian winter and the temperature sits several degrees below zero. But for the first time in my life, I am thankful for this because the ice … Continue reading

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7 simple ways to make your summer runs more enjoyable

Hot and humid days can make running a lot more challenging. Here are some simple tips to help keep your outdoor workout routine fun and safe throughout the summer months … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Canada’s best hiking routes

Spending a few days trekking along some of these breathtakingly beautiful Canadian hiking routes will heal your mind and body. Here are 10 places to unplug and lace up for … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to look (and feel) fresh after a long flight

It happens every time; you board a flight glowing with excitement for your imminent vacation and you step off looking like you just got out of prison. Your hair is … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

48 hours in Lisbon

The words “European vacation” and “affordable” can seldom be used together in a sentence without “boring” or “not” preceding each one respectively. Luckily, Lisbon is one of those rare European … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pack for a full week in one carry-on bag

Even the most frequent travellers have one thing in common with everyone else – they hate packing! There’s something about this task that’s extremely intimidating. You are flying half way … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to cram your liquids and gels into a tiny Ziploc bag

Whenever I travel I make it a point to pack as light as possible. On average, I take about ten trips a year and so I’ve perfected the art of … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Seeking hidden treasure in Porto

880 pounds of gold. That’s what you’ll see inside Porto’s Igreja de Sao Francisco. No, it’s not a vault holding a portion of Portugal’s national reserve. It’s a church. From … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

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