UNIVERSAL YUMS | SEPTEMBER BOX

UNIVERSAL YUMS | SEPTEMBER BOX

Welcome back to our second month of Universal Yums, where we try snacks from a different country each month. For the month of September, we’re embarking on a trip to Pakistan. Pakistan has been in the news for quite a while regarding the war and violence that has plagued the country for years. Though it is something that needs to be talked about and acknowledged, it also needs to be known that aside from all of that, Pakistan is a diverse country not only in it’s food but also in it’s culture and surroundings. It is home to the only fertile desert in the world as well as mountain ranges and flowing rivers. It also has a wide variety of snack options and since it is so close in proximity to India, a lot of the snacks in this month’s box are a great mixture between Middle Eastern, Pakistani, and Western influenced treats.

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THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL BUCKET LIST FOR HORROR LOVERS

THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL BUCKET LIST FOR HORROR LOVERS

Now that it’s finally fall, the temperatures have dropped and we’re living through the spookiest month of the year, I’ve put together a little travel bucket list that not only combines my love of travel but also my love of anything and everything horror and Halloween related. All of these places on this list are not only creepy and give off serious Halloween vibes, but they are also locations that have inspired some of the best horror movies out there. So sit back with your pumpkin spiced latte and your over sized sweaters and enjoy this bucket list that will make you want to start planning your own horror related trip.

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HOTEL REVIEW | COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

HOTEL REVIEW | COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

Situated in the gorgeous city of Kingston, Ontario is the Courtyard by Marriott hotel. Having recently spent a few days in this city, we ended up staying here for a night so today I’ll be sharing with you my full in depth review of this hotel as well as a few photos of the place.

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DISCOVER QUEBEC | KINGSEY FALLS’ BOTANICAL GARDENS

DISCOVER QUEBEC | KINGSEY FALLS’ BOTANICAL GARDENS

For those who live in Quebec (and even for those who don’t) when you think of a botanical garden the first one that comes to mind is the famous Botanical Garden and Insectarium found in Montreal. Though this huge garden is spectacular and stunning, it isn’t the only one in the province worth visiting. Hidden away in the small town of Kingsey Falls about a two hour drive away from Montreal is the Parc Marie Victorin. Though much smaller in size compared to the Montreal botanical gardens it is still unique and worth the visit.

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EAT YOUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD WITH UNIVERSAL YUMS

EAT YOUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD WITH UNIVERSAL YUMS

For a while now I’ve known about the company Universal Yums who specialize in a food subscription service that delivers a box filled with snacks and candies each month and so I decided that the month of August it was time to finally jump onto the band wagon and to experience this box myself. Though this may sound like any other food related subscription box out there, this is where it gets interesting. Each month Universal Yums chooses a different country around the world with some of the past boxes being from Italy and South Korea and fills a box with goodies originating from that country. Boxes can be purchased as a subscription service with a new box each month but can be cancelled and renewed at any time so that you receive your boxes when it’s convenient for you. Prices vary depending on the size of the box that you would like to receive, with the smaller boxes (6+ snacks) priced at $14 USD and the larger boxes (12+ snacks) priced at $25 USD. Every month each box will come jam packed not only with a specific country’s snacks and candies but there will also be a booklet included which describes each snack along with some information on the country that you are visiting that month. There is also trivia and games included in that booklet as well as a free activity sheet in each box.

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MOST STUNNING YET EERIE ABANDONED PLACES AROUND THE GLOBE

MOST STUNNING YET EERIE ABANDONED PLACES AROUND THE GLOBE

When it comes to abandoned places, many of us tend to associate them with run down houses on the verge of collapsing or graffiti stained buildings waiting to be demolished. Though this may be the case for some, there is still a certain beauty that goes along with an abandoned place. Whether they be houses or theme parks, while they can be a bit spooky, learning about the history and exploring a place that has held so many memories over the years is enough to overcome to scariness of it all.

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