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 – 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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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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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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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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Tips for Interviews

Somedays I think I would rather skydive or do something equally as dramatic and thrill seeking than doing an interview. Especially when it’s for a position that I really really want. Interviews are not something I can avoid much longer. It’s been week 2 of no job and my bank balance is running a little […]

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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 – 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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Alberta – Hibernation in Edmonton.

When winter rolled along back home I would throw on a jumper (sweater for you Canadians/Americans) and put some slippers on and be satisfied. Now winter consists of adding an extra 10-15 minutes to my morning ritual of getting ready. First you start with your base layer, then socks & two pairs if it’s extra […]

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Ride share with strangers in Canada!

Now I know what you’re thinking “What if they’re a serial killer?” All I can say is what if they’re not! Ride sharing is a conveniently and cheap way to get around Canada while hopefully make some new friends along the way. Here’s a short example of how amazing ride sharing can be! Brad and I […]

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Five tips for relaxation from a busy work week.

I have been majorly stressed this week with looking for a new job, a new house and a bunch of other small things. Some weeks are just harder than others and this week was one of them. It’s not all bad though. I have secured an interview next week for a real social work job! […]

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A moment in time.

The 19th of January marked 12 beautiful months of Canadian life. I year has passed and I don’t believe I’ll be returning to Australia anytime soon. The realization that we only have a year left of our visa has made us reconsider our time here. There is still so much to see, so much to […]

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Let’s be adventurers, darling.

Hello hello! This week has been somewhat dismal. Not only was it the first week back at work, it was also   the time when my never ending issue of a car decided to stop working in the cold weather. It was expected, however, it was not a welcome site. With no further travel in […]

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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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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 – Elk Island

Another day, another adventure. I had just come back from Australia and I was ready to do some more exploring. I suffered terrible jet lag for the first time and was in an out of bed for 3 days because of how drained I was feeling. It was good to get out and head to […]

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Joffre Lakes, British Columbia.

Brad and I finally had another weekend off together and what does it do but forecasted to rain! I think this may be the 3rd or 4th time Brad and I have had all weekend together in the last few months and it has been sunny all week and rains whenever we seem to want […]

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Whistler – British Columbia

Last summer Brad and I came to Canada. We were expecting summer weather but we should have realized summer weather to Canadian’s is far different to summer weather to Australian’s. I even had to buy a jumper! That’s sweater for all you non-Australian’s. Here’s a few snapshots form a day spent in Whistler and we […]

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Vancouver Sunset – British Columbia

Sun set over Vancouver city recently. It was just beautiful watching the sun go down and here I thought it was going to be a boring one! Enjoy! -Grace

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Vancouver living – British Columbia

Vancouver has been my home for the last 5 months. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with it mainly hating on the rainy days haha. I really do love it here and the summer seems to be just around the corner! Vancouver is such a unique and adaptable place for an Australian to come and feel welcome. […]

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A road trip to Alberta with new friends.

Here are a few photographs from a spontaneous trip from Vancouver to Banff and Lake Louise with a few stops along the way. We had met Miguel a few days earlier via a ride share on Craigslist. We met him and he seemed cool and didn’t give off that serial killer vibe so we decided […]

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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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