I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section earlier this year to give my readers and other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Cynthia Lee , a travel blogger based in Canada. She blogs at “Every Footstep an Adventure” .
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales” , fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.
Read about Cynthia Lee’s travels here,
- Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi! My name is Cynthia and I love going on new adventures and all things nature ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always had these crazy ideas and really big dreams for “the future”, both travel and and non-travel related. However, up until recently I was always too afraid to step outside my comfort zone and truly pursue them.
I’m not really sure what was the catalyst was, but somehow I changed that. I realized I wasn’t happy and I just couldn’t stand it anymore — something needed to change. So I changed my way of thinking and doing things. It was, and still is, quite a gradual process. I am consciously working to incorporate new activities outside my comfort zone into my daily routine. What I can say is that it’s all been so worth it and I’m so much happier now!
I’m currently about to graduate university and will be setting off on a backpacking trip across Europe. I have a few rough plans that include working and living abroad after that, so we shall see what happens!
- What is your earliest travel memory?
My earlier travel memory might or might not be real. I mean, I don’t think I made it up completely, but I was barely 2 years old at the time and I might be making up a whole chain of events to go with a photo in our old photo albums. My parents had moved to Malaysia from Canada for 10 months. I remember, quite vividly I might add, stepping onto the sand at a beach somewhere and absolutely hating the feeling. Fortunately, I don’t feel the same way about sand on my feet now!
- Where was your last holiday?
I just went on a mini road trip to Watkins Glen State Park in the US and the waterfalls there were surreal. It looked like something straight out of a fairytale!
- What was the best thing you did there?
Hiking the Gorge Trail through the park. We were able to get up close to the waterfalls and even walk behind a few!
- What is your favourite travel destination?
Peggy’s Cove in Halifax, Nova Scotia brings back some of the best childhood memories. My dad would take our whole family on these summer road trips across Canada every few years and this meant exploring new places, trying new foods, and some quality family time!
- What must one do there?
Peggy’s Cove is a picturesque little village by the ocean. First time visitors will definitely want to get a photo with the iconic red lighthouse at this cove. I loved coming back here time and time again to simply take in the ocean views sitting on the massive granite rocks and then exploring along the cove on these same rocks. As a kid, they seemed to stretch on forever and I loved the feeling of “discovering new lands” myself.
- Name one item you must have when travelling.
My (phone) camera! While I love trying to capture that “perfect moment”, I also just love taking snaps of random moments, usually the not-post-worthy type of shots. It’s kind of like my personal photo diary. I’ve had my phone for the past four years and I have tens of thousands of photos!
- Your best travel advice?
Don’t be afraid to try new things! Saying yes to new experiences can be one of the best things you can ever do. At the very worst, you can say “Ok, I’ve tried it and this isn’t for me”, OR you could discover a new talent, a new passion, or simply have an incredible experience and have an amazing new story to tell!
- The one place you want to visit before you die?
Trolltunga! And the other fjords and trails of Norway. Trolltunga is a slab of rock jutting out over a lake 700 m below. I’ve read that it’s an 8-10 hour hike there and back and I would love to do this! I love hiking, and though I can imagine that this would be quite the tiring hike, taking in the natural Norwegian landscapes in all their splendour is definitely on the top of my list.
- How can people connect with you?
Blog URL: http://www.everyfootstepanadventure.com
Top photo caption : Taken while on a camping trip to Killarney Provincial Park with 8 strangers. Definitely a big step outside my comfort zone haha!
Caption 2: Taken while exploring local waterfalls. This one is Tiffany Falls.
Thank you, Cynthia, for sharing your fascinating travels with us!
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales“, fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.