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January In Review, What I Got Up To

January was a bit of an interesting month for me. I finished one job that I loved, began another that I already think I will love a lot, watched a lot of movies, read more than I have in a while, and was sick for most of the month.

While most people complained that January lasted forever, I can’t help sitting here wondering just where the month went. That could be because while sick I slept away several days (seriously, one day I went to bed at 11:30 pm, woke up at 1:15 pm, was up for 45 minutes, than slept again until just after 5 pm. And I was still so tired).

Now that I’m finally feeling better I’m getting back to my usual self. Yay!

This month I only posted two blog posts – when I’m sick I’m not writing, it just doesn’t happen.

The plate with the final shrimp ceviche on it

Blog Posts Published

Taking a cooking class in Puerto Vallarta. This was such a fun thing to do! I highly recommend doing the cooking class if you are ever at the Marriott.

What to do in Vancouver in February. February is one of the best months for events in Vancouver!

Movies Watched

In theatres – Bad Boys For Life, and Jumanji: The Next Level.

At home, more than I can remember, but from what I do remember – Bad Boys 1 & 2, The Slammin Salmon, Beerfest, Copycat, Aladdin, the original Producers, Sleeping Beauty,

Books Read

Just two, but focusing on words while sick is hard.

Mustache Shenanigans: Making Super Troopers and Other Adventures in Comedy, by Jay Chandrasekhar. I loved this book! I’m a huge Broken Lizard fan, and watched several Broken Lizard movies this month also, so reading all of those behind the scenes facts has been a lot fun.

Crash and Burn, by Artie Lange. I actually bought this book for Scott for Christmas, but since he’s reading something else at the moment, I grabbed it to read! This is comedian Artie Lange’s second book, and if you read the first then you know how in depth he goes into his life. Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I want to slap him for the things he’s done, but he owns up to it all, and I respect that.

Interesting Online Reads

The Cost Of Travel In India: A Detailed Budget Breakdown, by Never ending Footsteps. I am fascinated by India, and like Lauren, a bit intimidated by the country. Reading her posts about India have been incredible, and her doing such a wonderful budget breakdown is one of my favorite blog posts of January.

How I make Money as a Travel Blogger, by Amanda from A Dangerous Business. Amanda is my favorite blogger of all time, and has been for years. Her writing is incredible, photos gorgeous, and reading this post was really insightful into how she runs her business and earns her money.

What’s Coming up in February

This is looking to be a really exciting month! I wrote about the fun events coming up this month, and this month I will be attending two Just For Laughs shows, the Mad Hatter tea party, and something fun for the Superbowl!

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Brooklyn Murtaugh

travel blogger

Hi! I’m Brooklyn. Like many, I thought my purpose in life was to go to university, settle down and have kids. But that is not me. 

My aim is to inspire you to travel as much as you can while you can, whether that be through au pair work, or on your limited vacation days. It CAN be done. This world is incredible, let’s explore it!

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