About

“Whoever you are: some evening, take a step out of your house, which you know so well. Enormous space is near…” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Outside the Taj Mahal in Agra, India 2015

Outside the Taj Mahal in Agra, India 2015

Welcome! Velkomin! ¡Bienvenido!

My name is Madison. I’m a Canadian twenty-something with a passion for exploring the world and attempting to translate my experiences and thoughts into a more concrete form by putting words to my days. Wherever I am in this wonderful world you will most likely find me with a pen in hand, notebook on my lap, and a stack of good books (or my kindle) nearby. I love endless mugs of tea and practicing yoga outdoors, hiking in the wilderness and cooking (eating!) delicious food. Nothing excites me more than stuffing my life into a backpack and setting off on a new adventure with only a destination, a plane ticket, and an open heart.

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madiswan – Reykjavik, Iceland 2012

I’ve been fortunate enough to see bits and pieces of a few countries so far. Although I enjoy solo travel, I also love to go on adventures with my boyfriend Dan, family, or friends. Some of my favorite experiences include:

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain 2014

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain 2014

Born and raised all over Canada, I’ve lived in more houses than I can count and consider the entirety of this beautiful country to be my “hometown”. My parents were brave enough to take three young screaming girls on numerous road trips, thus I explored a lot of Canada and the USA while driving for what had seemed like an endless amount of hours, eating copious amounts of candy and singing along to the Dixie Chicks.

Astavakrasana at Kranti Yoga in Goa, India 2015

It was this never-ending stream of change that instilled in me a love for travel from a young age. I also learned early in life that home is not defined by a physical house but by people; a house is where you keep your belongings, while you can only ever truly be ‘at home’ when you’re with the people you love. I count myself lucky that I never am afflicted by homesickness for places – I only ever miss my family and friends, and luckily nowadays we can phone, Skype, email, and Facebook one another.

Hogwarts, England 2013

Hogwarts, England 2013

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

I hope you enjoy my posts and experiences! xxx

Glacier hiking in Iceland, 2012

Glacier hiking in Iceland, 2012

“To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” – William Blake

 

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