My name is Vanessa and I'm an ocean loving, former Maritimer now settled as a freelance writer in Ottawa. My diverse travels have included Paris, where I ran a marathon, the coffee farms of Hawaii, and the national parks of Malawi. My most recent adventure was a one month, round the world trip financed on travel points that included stops in Paris, Brussels, Instanbul, Yangon, Sydney, and San Francisco. I'm always passionate about getting great travel value; the best possible bang for your travel buck! At home or on the road, coffee, tacos, tiny bookstores, and haunted walks are a few of my favourite things.