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What I learned travelling 24 states in 34 days

It’s hard to believe that over nearly 5 weeks, we covered 24 States *deep breath*: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan…plus, not to be forgotten, District of Columbia!  We managed to…

Little Corn Island, Nicaragua

Little Corn Island is a tiny speck in the Caribbean sea less than 1.5 square miles in land area and with fewer than 1,000 residents. Travel by foot is the main form of transport on the island, as there are no cars at all and only a few bikes. No banks or ATMs either so…

Big Corn Island, Nicaragua

With a population of around 6,000 and a land area of less than 10 km squared, this is still considered the bigger of the Corn Islands.  Located about 70 km off the east coast of Nicaragua in the Carribean sea, you’ll find a mix of English, Spanish, Creole and Moskito spoken here. Besides the expanding…

The start of a bumpy ride to Nicaragua

Our journey from Toronto to Little Corn Island off the coast of Nicaragua is not an easy one. It consists of a flight to the US (generally Houston, Atlanta or Miami), a second flight to the capital of Nicaragua, Managua, a third flight to (Big) Corn Island, and then finally a boat ride to Little…

An empty road with palm trees on either side

MyTorontoLife is going on the road!

For the next six weeks, I’m afraid you won’t find much content about Toronto on MyTorontoLife. That’s because as of Monday, this blog is hitting the open road for some much needed adventure!  Our travels will range from remote islands off the coast of Nicaragua to the bright lights of Las Vegas, from jazzy afternoons…