When I began my studies at McMaster University in 2013, I heard about the opportunity to do an exchange for a semester abroad. I was automatically intrigued. I knew immediately that I would love to study somewhere new and decided that Australia would be the best place for me!

After getting accepted to the study abroad program, I planned to travel for a month beforehand. Exploring new things and challenging myself became a magnetic experience and my interest for travel only grew from there.

I started my travel blog Spellbound Travels as a way to share what I had been up to with friends and family. I also thought it would be a great record of the memories I was making and give advice to other travellers along the way!