10.10.22 — Journal

The USA & Canada

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog over the last month or so, you’ll know that I’ve been publishing a load of blog posts from my monthlong trip across the US and Canada. In the end there’s thirteen blog posts to get through, so I thought I’d make a little directory to list them all for quick reference!


I land in Canada after a long journey over from Europe. I’m met at Montreal airport by Megan, and we spend a night in the city.

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We cross over into the US and I spend my first few days with Megan and her family in their lovely house just outside the city of Burlington in the state of Vermont. We explore the beautiful nature of Vermont and I get my first look at at American high school.

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3Lake Champlain

My adventures in Williston continue, with a series of activities on and around the beautiful Lake Champlain. Me and Megan go kayaking, Maureen takes me on a tour of the islands, and we have some fun evenings of meals out and karaoke at the local bars.

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4Bougie Camping

Me, Megan, Breen, and Aaron spend a weekend in the Vermont countryside at a fancy camping spot with views over Lake Champlain. I have a corn dog, make s’mores, and we all chat into the early hours of the morning.

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5Megan Moves

Megan moves into her new condo and I join her there for a week of remote work and busy afternoons. We head to the theatre, I join a softball game, and we eat plenty of tacos, pizza, and ice cream.

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6Take Me Out to the Ball Game

I have the full US experience with a trip to a baseball game, complete with 25¢ hot dogs and lots of other treats. Highlights include a beautiful sunset and a drunken photo shoot with the team’s mascot.

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7An Intense Day in Burlington

Me and Megan cycle 32km in the summer sun out into Lake Champlain and get caught in a rainstorm on the way home. We celebrate our busy day with an evening of drinks and karaoke!

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8Bread & Puppet

Megan takes me for an alternative experience with some outdoor theatre in the Vermont countryside. A unique experience that I can’t really sum up here…

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9Leaving Vermont

My last few days in the state of Vermont see us head out for a diner breakfast, scale Vermont’s highest mountain, visit the Von Trapp Family Lodge, and pass by the Ben & Jerry’s factory.

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10New York with Megan

Me and Megan have an absolute blast in New York City. Highlights include visiting the Brooklyn Bridge, eating at Katz’s Deli, watching a comedy show, cycling Central Park, watching a show on Broadway, visiting the Metropolitan Museum, and enjoying the panoramic views of Manhattan from our hotel rooftop.

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11Alone in New York

Megan bids me farewell and leaves me alone in New York for 24 hours. I head up the Highline, visit the 9/11 Memorial, get emotional watching the sun set over Manhattan, and then get lost on the metro out of the city.

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I fly over to Buffalo to spend a few days with Kevin and James in their city. They show me the highlights of the city and its food, and we spend a hilarious day at the county fair. I end my trip in style with a drunken night on the town with Kevin and fly back to Europe with one of the worst hangovers ever!

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Whilst with Kevin and James, Kevin and I headed off to Toronto for a day trip. We stopped at Niagara Falls and then explored the Canadian city before heading back to Buffalo.

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If you don’t want to click around, you can also just start reading the first of the blog posts and then click “Next blog post” at the bottom of each page to read them all in order. I’ve also updated my travel page with all the new locations that I visited along the way!

I hope you enjoy this series of posts documenting a crazy month touring around Canada and the northeastern United States – I certainly had an amazing time!