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The Last Few Months

View of the lake and mountains at Cultus Lake in Chilliwack
A day trip to Chilliwack to hang out at gorgeous Cultus Lake!

This year has been a bad one. No surprise there to anyone. I’ve been very quiet on this blog because it’s felt wrong to post travel content when most people cannot travel. And honestly, just posting in general felt a little wrong to me.

I’ve had no desire to promote any blog posts since March, because the voices of others needed to be heard, and it felt like I would be taking the space away from those voices we really needed to hear if I spent my time promoting my blog.

Now that I realise that we are in our “new normal”, I decided I want to start posting on here again.

It feels a bit strange to think of getting back to a posting schedule after the way this year has gone, but it also feels good. I’ve missed writing.

Obviously I can’t responsibly travel right now, so most of my upcoming content will be from trips taken in the past and from around BC!

View of wreck beach in Vancouver
Wreck beach may be famous for being Vancouver’s nude beach, but there are some awesome trails to hike here too!

What I’ve been up to these last few months

These last few months have actually been pretty good for me.

Our apartment building has a great outdoor space, and chairs and loungers have been put out (socially distanced, with us required to sanitize before and after each use) so I’ve spent the last few months really getting to know my neighbours in the building and making great personal connections.

I’ve always made it a point to talk to my neighbours, but now I know so many of them on a deep personal level, and have really bonded with some. It’s been great! These connections never would have happened in a normal world, so that is one thing I’m thankful for this year.

Other than spending time outside with some neighbours, I’ve spent A LOT of time reading and playing my favorite video game, Sonic the Hedgehog. I love both Sonic 1 and 2, and have played plenty of each!

Books I’ve Read

Becoming, by Michelle Obama

Home, by Julie Andrews

Home Work, by Julie Andrews

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, by Suzanne Collins

By Myself and Then Some, by Lauren Bacall

Innocent Traitor, by Allison Weir

The Lady Elizabeth, by Allison Weir

Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen, by Allison Weir

Kathryn Howard, the Scandalous Queen, by Allison Weir

Cinder, by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer

Cress, by Marissa Meyer.

I’m lucky to have had so much free time to read this year, usually my love of reading is pushed to the back burner while I’m busy eith other things, but I’ve been making it a point to try to read lots, and it’s done wonders for my mind!

I’ve also spent some time going on a few different hikes around Vancouver, and can’t wait to explore more trails. They truly are stunning in BC!

That’s it for now, just a quick hello, and I hope to see you around here more often!

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Brooklyn standing in front of the pyramids of Giza

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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