Hi all! I am a teacher in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and I live there with my partner and our cat. In working for the school board, we have an opportunity to sign up for a program called "4 over 5"; we get 80% of our pay for 5 years, but get the fifth year off. It is an amazing deal. We are currently on our year off, and are travelling the world: Europe in the Fall, and the South Pacific in the new year. So I imagine I'll have some things to add to this site, and hope to benefit from everyone elses knowledge as well!
We started our journey in England on August 21st; my partner's family lives in Manchester. In England we went to Wales (Llandudno), Cornwall, and London. Our itinerary then took us to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Bruges, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, and we are now in Vienna.