Finding Sonder is on Instagram: Find me!

Hey! As my blog continues to grow each week, I am now on Instagram! Please follow me: @finding.sonder My primary focus will be this blog, but Instagram will be my extra creative outlet on the visual side. I hope to share more photos of my travels and link back to blog posts - old and…

Neuschwanstein: A Bavarian King’s Dream Come True

On a cloudy September day, I was cordially invited for afternoon tea at King Ludwig II's castle. Well technically, I invited myself weeks in advance. By purchasing a ticket. And sadly, poor Ludwig's been dead for over 130 years. His hosts ran a tight schedule in order to accommodate thousands of guests. If you failed…

Visby: My Gotland Getaway

In the fall of 2017, I did my first solo backpacking trip. I spent nearly four weeks touring England, Scotland and Scandinavia as a Masters graduation gift to myself. Now that summer is fading and my favourite season is around the corner, I started reminiscing on my autumn adventures. It took months to craft an…

Seasons of Philosopher’s Walk: Summer

Back in March, I began a photo timeline depicting one of my favourite spots in Toronto through all seasons (See Seasons of Philosopher’s Walk: Spring) Time flew past quicker than the speed of light. I realized it was already mid-August, and autumn is around the corner. I finally took a few shots of Philosopher's Walk, a…

New day, new name

What used to be a collection of school assignments, refashioned into a personal travel blog. After kicking this off over a year ago, jotting down and scrapping ideas, I finally have a blog name! Introducing my new name: Finding Sonder "Sonder" - The realization that each passerby, place or thing has a complex and vivid…

Day Five in Iceland: Full Circle to a Golden Finish

Day 5, July 10: Our last night spent under the sun. We fly home around 8:30 tonight and have the morning and afternoon to log in the last few hundred kilometres of our rental. Since we're already in the area, we decide to spend our final hours following the pack for Iceland's most popular tour:…

Day Four in Iceland: From Sulfur to Silfra

Day 4, July 9: We gather our freshly-cleaned bathing suits and towels from the bathroom and retrieve the thermal wear from our bags. There will be another long drive ahead - about 5 and a half hours from Akureyri to Þingvellir. Today, we are off to try something new. My mom booked us a snorkeling…