Win a trip to see the Northern Lights

A company named Transun is running a competition to win a trip for two to see the Northern Lights. All you have to do is write your top 3 bucket list items and submit it by April 30th. So in light of trying to write more post here are my current top 3 trips on my bucket list:

Ireland

Ireland is definitely number one on my list and also very achievable starting next year when I’ll be living in London. I’m not really sure what it is about the country but I want to see it all. I’ve heard that Cork is an amazing city, I would obviously go to Dublin, the capital, then Galway and the Giants causeway. 

  You can see that I’m rambling already about my desires to be in this country ASAP. I want to hear the difference in the accents as I travel around the country as well as learn to mimic them. I want to see if it does compare to Canada in natural beauty. And most of all I want to explore an abandoned castle. I can not wait to check this off my list in 2016. 
Scuba dive in the Great Blue Hole:

Belize itself along with the rest of Central America are pretty high up on my list. Everyone seems to be talking about Peru, Brazil or Argentina right now but I’m digging the smaller countries of Guatemala, Honduras and Belize. I’ve never been scuba diving but I feel a global wonder like a massive hole in the ocean is a pretty good reason to try. 

  If you haven’t heard of it, the Great Blue Hole is a giant sinkhole off the coast of Belize in the middle of Lighthouse Reef. It’s a Unesco Hertiage site as well as on Discovery Channels list of “Top 10 most amazing places on Earth.” There’s also underwater caves to explore, clearly a bonus. 
White Water Rafting

 When I was younger my family planned a day trip to go rafting up near Lilooet but an accident in a tunnel ended up closing the highway and we never rescheduled. It’s just one of those summer thrills I’m dying to experience. Hopefully this year as I’m living in the Rocky Mountains, it will finally come true. Especially since I’ve recently bought a GoPro, I’m looking for any kind of water activities to test my new camera. 

Pictures were found on Google:

Giants Causeway

Great Blue Hole

Rafters
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A time for celebration

I have 2 big announcements to make after my 5 month hiatus from my blog. In just under 2 weeks I will be moving to Waterton Lakes National Park, to start my 6 month stint as a front desk agent at the lovely Bayshore Inn. Then a year from now, in March 2016, I will be heading off to London to spend a year training in a hotel.

Something I noticed about the way I live my life is that I aspire to inspire everyone else around me. The other day, I was talking to a girl taking a travel and tourism 2 year program and while I was explaining my new job to her she was practically drooling. She just kept repeating “that’s exactly what I want to do.” And I said well why don’t you? For her, she’s in school, so a job starting mid April until October it wasn’t plausible. But I explained a lot of the seasonal places won’t open until May or even June depending how far North they are. Another thing is that after September, if they stay open the extra month, half the staff usually goes back to school and the other half are enough to get by. 

There’s no reason to wait to start living your dream. If you want to spend your summer working at a resort instead of retail in the mall, then GO! I found my job on Indeed, but there’s so many job sites, or if there’s a certain town you want to live in, look up adventure companies and hotels, go on their websites and apply there. Another thing you can do in places like Jasper or Banff is just show up and apply. All the little coffee shops and nooks don’t usually post online but staff are constantly coming and going. I would assume Whistler is similar, but it’s so high in demand you’re taking a bit of a risk with that one. 

Any who, I just wanted to update the world on my life as I hope to go back to regularly blogging my adventures!