Travel Photographer – Buderim Waterfalls

Hello and welcome back to Photographs by Grace! I’ve recently returned back to Australia after spending the last 2.5 years traveling in Canada, America and Europe. The transition is bitter sweet as I leave behind a vacation from reality and step back to reality and following my career and passion; however, what better place to return […]

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Travel Photographer – Peggy’s Cove

Hello and welcome back to Photographs by Grace. I have longed to visit Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia since moving to Canada and the time finally came this summer! We drove along the 45 minute drive from Halifax admiring all of the beautiful fishing towns, houses on the water and beautiful scenery. Half way through […]

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Travel Photographer – A short trip to Ottawa

Hello and welcome back to Photographs by Grace! Just over a month ago, Brad and I ventured off into a beautiful 2 week adventure exploring east of Canada. First stop, Ottawa! We haven’t been to Ottawa yet and thought it was a must on our to do list as it is the capital of Canada. […]

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Travel Photographer – Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

Hello and welcome back to Photographs by Grace. Wow! Just wow! I really didn’t know just how incredible beautiful, diverse and interesting the east coast of Canada would be. I find it hard to put into words just how incredibly beautiful and enjoyable this trip was for me. The Cabot Trail is definitely something not […]

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Toronto Photographer – Toronto Skyline

Welcome back to Photographs by Grace! I have been searching for the perfect location for some evening photographs of Toronto and found such a sweet little spot on the water. It was worth the hour of mosquitos biting to photograph this beautiful city. I have fallen in love. Toronto is the biggest city I’ve lived […]

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Toronto Photographer – Niagara Falls

Hello and welcome back to Photographs by Grace. Niagara Falls is a must see when visiting Toronto or Toronto’s neighbour, Buffalo. Niagara Falls is such a powerful waterfall to see and feel, no photos do it justice. As the saying goes, it must be seen to be believed. The sheer force, magnitude and beauty are […]

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Toronto Photographer – A trip to Paris!

The last month has been a whirlwind! I have spent the last month in France, Italy, Netherlands, America and Canada! It has been such an incredible month but it is really nice to start settling back down in Toronto for the foreseeable future. First up is Paris! I had never thought that much about Paris […]

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Calgary Landscape Photographer – Calgary City

It has been some time since I’ve been out and about taking snapshots of city but last night was the night! I thought I might as well get a few shots of the Peace Bridge and the city before it gets too chilly and I proceed to hibernate for the winter. Calgary really is an […]

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Montana, Montana, Montana!

I have never really had the desire to travel through the United States as I have to many countries in Europe at the top of my list. However, seeing as Montana was a mere 4 hour drive we though why not visit? We love to road trip so we drove down to the border and […]

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Calgary Photographer – Waterton

Welcome back to Photographs by Grace. Waterton National Park is fast becoming one of my favourite go to stops in Alberta. Yes, it is a three hour drive away and yes there is a lot of beauty close by but for some reason Waterton always seems to amaze me. The beautiful scenery, limited tourists and incredible […]

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Alberta – Drumheller

Hello and welcome back to Photographs by Grace! As a child, Brad was very much into dinosaurs. Dinosaur pjs, dinosaur bed sheet, dinosaur books so you get the picture that he was a little dinosaur crazy. He had read about Alberta’s dinosaurs as a youngster and was finally able to see the Tyrell Museum and […]

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Alberta – Grassi Lakes, Canmore

Yesterday we headed out to Canmore to see our good friend Jamie and enjoy the beautiful weather we’ve been having. Jaime is headed to Liverpool in just a few short weeks to take her travel international and I couldn’t be happier for her! I will of course miss her but I can’t wait for her to […]

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Alberta – Elbow Falls, Bragg Creek

Today we went on a little adventure to Bragg Creek which is only a 30 minute drive from Calgary and has some incredible hiking, camping and exploring trails all about. Some of the roads are closed until May 15th, however, you are still able to walk through with most of the snow and ice gone […]

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Celebrating 7 year anniversary in Banff

Wow! Brad and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary last week. 7 years of growth, love, happiness, adventure and support. I adore this man and am thankful everyday I have someone who makes me a better person by uplifting me, supporting me and making me feel beautiful and loved even when I’m being a grump […]

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Top 5 places to see in Alberta.

Canada is incredibly beautiful and Alberta is no exception. I have fell in love with Alberta’s diversity, mountain scenery and the most incredible places I have seen yet. I’ve seen so much of Alberta yet there is still so much to explore! I’m currently residing in Calgary with it’s 300+ sunny days which is bliss […]

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Alberta – Canmore Take 3!

Seeing as Brad and I have had some time off before Brad starts his job and I find a job I like, we’ve had countless days to explore the surroundings around us. We decided to explore a little bit further than Canmore and ended up on a beautiful drive around Kananaskis Country and it was […]

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10 Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Adventure!

I love travelling (there is no denying that) and I enjoy most things travel related and quotes are one of those things. When I need a little bit of motivation, validation or just something feel good I head to Pinterest for some travel quotes/advice. Here are my top 10. Enjoy! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. […]

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Canmore, Canmore, Canmore!

Moving to Calgary is already shaping up to be amazing! I’ve been to Canmore before and loved the little town so to go back and realize it’s just as great as I remembered was blissful. We decided to head on a hike to Grassi Lakes. Oh what fools we were! Seeing as the warmer weather […]

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5 habits I gained when I moved to Canada from Australia.

Moving from Australia was quite easy until the winter came! Here’s a few habits I’ve happily gained whilst living in the beautiful land of Canada. 1. The love of poutine. While I can’t say I can appreciate the “real” poutine as many could say as I’m vegetarian and only eat. veg gravy; however, the poutines […]

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Alberta – Tourists in Calgary.

Today was the day to explore our new city in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary is the sunniest city in Canada with 332 sunny days on average! Sunshine makes me oh so happy, if only the temperature reflected those sunshine days. Calgary is only 80kms from the Rocky Mountains and home to Stampede After a few days we […]

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I had a dream to live abroad and so I did.

Recently I had a friend ask me “Have you had any moments and thought, you spent all that money just to have an adventure?”and it caught me by surprise. Yes, I’ve had many people question my motives, praise my strength in moving to another country and continuously ask how I do it but I had never […]

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Peace Out, Edmonton and Hello Calgary!

This week has been a long one. It started with returning from Mexico and again, we left little time to move ourselves from Edmonton to Calgary. I will, however, give us credit for leaving a week between returning from vacation and relocating to another city. Our last move we gave ourselves a night to clean […]

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Mexico – Sunrise in Cancun

My beautiful friend Georgie pushed me to head down to the sunrise with her and I’m glad I did. What a beautiful morning spent watching the sun peak between the clouds with one of my favourite people. It reminded me of a time where I enticed her and our friend Adam to join me in […]

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Mexico – Tulum for Valentines Day.

Valentines Day for me isn’t a big deal. I like the sentiment, however, I don’t think women or men should place unrealistic expectations on their loved ones to outdo themselves each year in showing how much they love you. I don’t need one day to prove my love to Brad, this should be apparent each […]

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Cancun, Mexico – I love the ocean and the ocean loves me

I was tucked in bed at 2am this morning and had to get up for work at 6am. Great thinking, Grace! I didn’t want to take too many days off work as we’re about to head on over to Calgary and with no jobs lined up so naturally I was thinking of my bank balance […]

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Mexico – Getting out of hotel zone and heading to the real Cancun.

I type this blog post whilst sitting on what appears to be oversized dog beds in our beautiful minimalist townhouse on the outskirts of Cancun but I’m not complaining. We arrived at the street we believed to be our airbnb for the next few days. The cab driver had dropped us off a few streets […]

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Mexico – Cancun is the perfect winter getaway!

As I laze about outside on our deck chairs listening to the sweet sounds of the ocean, now feels like the best time to update you on my travels. Never have I been so joyous to see the beach and feel the warm rays of sunshine soak into my skin. Being isolated in winter for the […]

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Winter in Edmonton – Alberta

Here’s a few photographs around our neighbourhood in Edmonton. Whilst I regularly call Edmonton Deadmonton, there are some beautiful spots out and about especially in the winter time.     Edmonton Photographer | Calgary Photographer | Alberta Photographer

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Accommodation Options For The Budget Traveller

  Airbnb I love love love Airbnb. I have stayed in beautiful places all over Canada and America and have met so many wonderful, inspiring and generous people. It’s a low cost version to some of the best places I’ve stayed at. I love the homely touch and feeling like you’re in a home away from home. […]

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$10 piece of happiness.

I’ve been saying for a little while now that we all need to get back to basics. This afternoon I spent a bit of time with a piece of plastic and had so much fun! There’s are quite a few snowy hills around my area that haven’t been groomed yet so it was the perfect place to […]

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Nordegg – Alberta

Every time I start seeing The Rockies on a drive in Canada it makes me oh so happy. It instantly puts a smile on my face while I continue to take in the magnitude and beauty of these incredible mountains. I pity those who never travel. I cannot comprehend the life I would lead if […]

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Edmonton snow filled days – Alberta

I’ve been trying to get out for at least a 30 min walk in these really cold days. I can usually only last an hour before I retreat inside and warm my face up. Everything on my body is warm except my face! I think I’m going to resort looking like a criminal and wearing […]

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Edmonton snow day.

The first dump of snow has arrived in Edmonton! I have been looking forward to this for a few weeks but have not been looking forward to the super low temperatures! Coming from Australian “winter” to Canadian winter is such a change but I am loving it so far! There are so many new things to […]

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Winter is here in Edmonton

While it’s still technically “Fall” I believe any time the temperature goes below 0 it is definitely winter. I wonder how I will deal with my first Alberta winter haha. I think it may come as a little bit of a shock but I’m ready to learn to ski, head on snow shoe trails and […]

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Alberta – A trip down to Southern Alberta.

Since buying a car Brad and I have aimed to do as many trips as we can before the winter set in. We knew we’d be pushing it by heading to Calgary, Canmore and Waterton Lakes National Park this weekend, however, some how it was perfection! The weather couldn’t have been better and the scenery […]

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Alberta – Jasper Adventures

Just before I embarked on my adventure home to Australia for a short visit, Brad and I decided that a weekend to Jasper was in order. It was well worth the 4 hour drive! Jasper is such a scenic, beautiful and the reason I love Canada. Canada is such a beautiful and scenic country and […]

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Farewell for now but not for too long.

It was early January, 2014 and the time had come to say goodbye. I packed the remaining of my belongings into a few suitcases  and headed onto a journey of longed for travel. Farewell family, friends, Mittens and Australia. Today was the day we were to start a new adventure and leave the old life […]

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Auckland – New Zealand

New Zealand was a little stop over before we headed on to our new home in Vancouver. We spent the time relaxing, sleeping in and not exploring too much as we had just spent the last month packing up our lives and realising just how exhausting it could be! Auckland has amazing food, good wine […]

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