The Perfect Day in Toronto: A One Day Itinerary

Welcoming over 40 million visitors annually, Ontario’s capital, Toronto, is the largest city in Canada. It is one of the world’s most diverse cities, with over half of its citizens having been born outside of the country. From the world’s third tallest tower, the CN Tower; to the first stadium in the world to have a fully retractable roof, the Rogers Centre; Toronto is home to many popular and unique attractions. In this post I will be writing about my suggestions on what to do in Toronto if you only have a day in the city, by giving you a one day itinerary on what to do to see as much of the city as you possibly can in one day. I lived just outside of Toronto for about a quarter of my life, and both sides of my family have lived in Toronto and in its suburbs for a combined total of about eighty years, so I know the city pretty well.

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Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum

Being the largest museum of its type in the world, Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum displays musical instruments from each of the world’s continents, excluding Antartica. Located in northern Phoenix, this museum is rated as the #1 attraction in Phoenix on TripAdvisor. Their collection, made up of over 15,000 items, has everything from a Chinese erhu (二胡) to a Nigerian goge. Opened in April 2010, the museum was founded by Robert J. Ulrich, after a trip to Brussels’ Instrument Museum inspired him to do so. As I am a very musical person, and as I happen to live near Phoenix, I thought it’d be fun to visit and write about the museum for my blog, which is what I am going to be doing in this post!

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Best Florence Day Trips

Known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence, or Firenze in Italian, is one of the most popular destinations in Italy. It is also the capital of Tuscany, one of Italy’s most visited regions known for its beautiful landscapes, expansive history, impressive art, and of course its world renowned vineyards that produce some of the world’s best wine. Florence is the perfect city to serve as a base for your explorations throughout Tuscany, as many of the region’s best spots are within day trip distance from the capital. In this post I will be writing about four cities throughout Tuscany that I visited on day trips from Florence, and that I suggest you visit as well!

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Dream Destinations: Eastern & Northern Europe

Eastern Europe, known for its variety of different cultures, languages, and traditions, is one of the most visited yet also overlooked parts of the world. The historic region went through some rough times, from WWI to WWII, but it is generally now a much safer place to visit and travel to. On the contrary, Northern Europe is home to some of Europe’s best natural wonders, from fjords to geysers. Made up of the Norden countries, the area is also home to many of the world’s happiest cities. In this post, I am going to be writing about 13 cities or spots throughout both regions that I’d love to visit.

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