You heard that right. I’m one of 28 international bloggers to be invited by the Canadian Tourism Commission this May, for what sounds like an incredible trip to explore the maple leaf country. I’m going to be the only travel blogger from India, so that’s a little overwhelming!
This 15-day trip will start in Vancouver, often ranked among the best cities to live in. From there, we’ll board the VIA Rail to the mountain town of Jasper, and to Winnipeg in the Canadian Prairies. The trip will end in Toronto, where we’ll be part of TBEX, the greatest international travel blogging conference. Seeing another one of my travel bucket list items turn to reality is unbelievably exciting!
This will be a trip of firsts for me – My first trip to the continent of North America. My first trip with a group of international travel bloggers (I’ve interacted with some of them, but only over Twitter). And my very first time at TBEX.
Words are difficult to find in all this excitement, so I’m going to let this little introductory video, that I made for the Canadian Tourism Commission, do the talking:
I’d love to have your recommendations on local hangouts, offbeat experiences, and culinary (vegetarian) delights in Vancouver, Jasper, Winnipeg and Toronto. I leave on 18th May.
Featured image by Patty O’Hearn Kickham.
Welcome to my blog, The Shooting Star. I’ve been called a storyteller, writer, photographer, digital nomad, instagrammer, social entrepreneur, solo traveller, vegan, sustainable tourism consultant and environmentalist. But in my heart, I’m just a girl who believes in the transformative power of travel.