TWO WEEKS IN TORONTO // a writing & travel vlog

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  1. I swear if I had a bar as cool as the Storm Crow Manor where I live I'd probably be an alcoholic X'D

    And yeah I totally get you not wanting to go on a retreat so large again. I kinda do the same observer thing and constantly excuse myself to take some much needed alone time. Not that I don't love everyone from the retreat!! But it was so difficult getting to know people when there were so many to talk to. So glad we got to chat for the bit of time that we did though, Kate!! <3

    Also, a retreat in the woods? Count me in ;D

  2. I love Toronto!!! This makes me want to go back so badly! You should look at the 1000 islands region in Alexandria bay New York in the summer. Two castles, boat tours, fun night life, and lots of wineryโ€™s! (Itโ€™s also my home town!)

  3. omg how did I not know about Storm Crow Manor or Curiosa?? Next time I'm down in Toronto… I have to do both… the mimosas as the Lockhart are amazing. I'm glad you enjoyed Toronto!!
    As a fellow introvert, I completely understand. It's the main reason why I tend to avoid writing retreats… your word count goals are truly inspiring ๐Ÿ˜›
    Travelling to help with creativity is SUPER helpful to me. I try to aim for one big trip a year (this year it's Disney World in November and I'm SO excited), but it only helps with world building specifically if it's a really cool place that I'm in~
    ps: your ability to flawlessly pronounce 'Toronto' is impeccable ^_^

  4. Now I wanna go to Toronto, thank you for that xD If you're looking for amazing travel locations, Scotland is one of my favourite places in the world. Edinburgh is amazing and the Scottish highlands are like a real life fairytale!

  5. I was so excited when I saw this on my notifications lol!!!! What an awesome video!!! I had such an amazing time with you and with Brooke and with Heidi!! Gah!!! More vacations please!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I really want to take part in something like this! I'd love to meet up with some people in the UK! But like you said, maybe a max of 8 people. I don't know how I'd cope, it would take so much energy, haha.

  7. I definitely second traveling as a great way to get ideas for worldbuilding! I love worldbuilding and every time I go somewhere new, I get an idea for something I wanna incorporate in some worldbuilding or other ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also, if you want a city with water and a bunch of parks and random green places, you should definitely come to Sweden and visit Stockholm. It has great public transportation, too. Just saying ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Also, you got me excited about travelling! I've always wanted to go to Canada, I will make it there one day!

  8. "In a city with a bunch of water and a bunch of green space" You literally just described Minneapolis, MN. So many parks, so many lakes. Minneapolis also has a bunch of fun cozy coffee shops and indie book stores. I'm planning on vloging my areas local coffee shops, bookstores, and parks very soon.

  9. I want to visit Seoul, Korea. I find that I am always coming up with new ideas when I go for walks. It is one of the few reasons I go for walks with no destination. It is really funny how that works.

  10. so glad you had a great time is toronto! this video made me realize I take the city for granted sometime and it made me happy to see you discovering things. also the ROM is one of my favourite places I'm glad you went there!

  11. I'm so glad you enjoyed my hometown so much. And yeah, Toronto is amazing. There's just so much, and you seemed to stay mostly in the downtown area, meaning there's still 5 other neighbourhoods just begging to be discovered. I'm also glad to know you hit up some of the places I suggested over on Instagram.

    I've never really travelled until this year, though I have to say, if you do come back to Canada, check out New Brunswick, it's beautiful. I have to agree with you some times a change of view really can help to get those creative juices flowing. And I'm very introverted with social anxiety on top of that, so, like you, if I were to go on a writing retreat, it would have to be quite small. But it does sound like it would be fun. And the help wouldn't hurt. Just chat stories and have others give ideas on how something could go. ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  12. This looks so amazingly fun, especially that nerdy bar, omg!

    I'm going on a sort of writing retreat in November with some ladies I met through fandom (we're all fic writers for said fandom) that I haven't seen since December at a con. I definitely DO NOT expect to get much writing done despite really wanting to get a bunch of short stories done set in my novel's world. But it'll still be awesome.

  13. This looks like so much fun, writers retreat is on my bucket list. I did sign up to go to one but they found out I am a trans-woman and told me that they were uncomfortable so I couldn't go.

  14. Iโ€™m from Texas and I have never related more to your love of the state but the disgust of the weather oh my gosh. I always tell people that Houston (where Iโ€™m from) is like the armpit of the state. You go outside and you are instantly just wet from the heat ๐Ÿ˜ซ

  15. Yay!!! I adored this trip and hanging out with everyone! And omg I did NOT see the Twin Peaks room at the bar!! I'm so jealous now cause that looked awesome haha. Oh, and I totally forgot our shenanigans at the coffee shop where I popped my head up while you danced lol

  16. I've only ever been to Canada once, but as a child to visit family so we didn't really do any sightseeing. It sounds like you had such an amazing time! I too, suck in big groups. I don't like talking so I much prefer just sitting around and not participating. When I'm able to leave the house and take a walk for inspiration I do, but it happens few and far between. And I'm currently looking for writing retreats to attend, even if it's just one day because they look fun.

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