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**TRIPS PLANNED**

Working on it ;) Thinking Eastern Europe or Southeast Asia next.

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Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by and having a look at my pages. I didn't do much traveling as a kid. I traveled around in my province of Alberta and the neighboring province of British Columbia with my parents when I was younger and with my husband as I got older. I didn't fset foot on an airplane until I was 22. When I was 23, I went to Europe for the first time. Something came over me, and now I can't stop. Wanderlust has taken over my life. I find myself thinking about places I could go and things I could see all the time, and wondering if I have enough space on the calendar to do it. It seems as though I'm always thinking about where I've been and returning to those places I love, but more importantly, seeing all of the places I haven't seen yet!

Since 2008 I've visited Europe seven times, Cuba twice, China, Morocco, the Caribbean, and made many trips to the USA. On my 25th birthday, I set a goal for myself to visit (at least) 30 countries by the time I turn 30 in May 2015. I think I'm doing a pretty good job, as I've been to 25 countries so far!

VT has certainly made a big impression on me. People have written so many wonderful pages that inspire me to travel, and I hope my pages can inspire a few people, too! Who knows where the future will take us all. Maybe one day our paths will cross, whether on VT or in person!


POSTCARDS!

I love collecting postcards :) I've been collecting them for as long as I can recall. It would be awesome to receive a postcard from every country (preferably mailed from that country), but that is not my goal. I really just love getting things in the mail and maybe making new friends along the way. It's a nice way to see glimpses of the world, some popular, some out of the way, that I might not ever get a chance to see. If you would like one from me, I would be happy to send one.

***MY MAILING ADDRESS***
To all my postcard friends:
I HAVE CANCELLED MY PO BOX! PLEASE DON'T SEND ME MAIL THERE ANYMORE :)

If you still want to trade, e-mail me. Thank you!

To see my more detailed postcard page please click here

I used to be terrified of flying and would never go anywhere for fear of dying in a plane crash. To be honest with you, I'm still terrified. I always wanted to see the world, but I was too scared. Discovering VT, meeting everyone and looking at all of these gorgeous pages has made me open up my eyes a little bit wider. We have a terrific, beautiful, diverse world here, and to miss it and to stay in my little corner forever would be a crime. I still haven't flown, but I have trips planned, and I have to fly! I feel like I would be incomplete if I didn't see the rest of this world. I feel connected to everyone out there, and travelling will make me a more complete person. I may not be able to travel as frequently as some because of financial restrictions, but I will as much as I can!

PLACES I HOPE TO VISIT ONE DAY:

Japan
New York City
Brazil
Argentina
Egypt
Bora Bora
France
Peru
New Zealand

And many, MANY more!

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites I've been to:

AUSTRIA:
-Historic centre of Vienna

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA:
-Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar

CANADA:
-Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
-Historic District of Old Quebec
-Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
-Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
-Old Town Lunenburg
-Joggins Fossil Cliffs
-Landscape of Grand Pré (visited in 2010, added in 2012)

CHINA:
-Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties - the Forbidden City
-Temple of Heaven
-The Great Wall
-Summer Palace
-Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties - the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum

CROATIA
-Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
-Historic City of Trogir
-Old City of Dubrovnik

CUBA:
-Old Havana and its Fortifications
-Viñales Valley

CZECH REPUBLIC
-Historic Centre of Prague
-Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec

GERMANY
-Upper Middle Rhine Valley
-Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
-Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin

ICELAND:
-Þingvellir National Park

ITALY:
-Historic Centre of Florence
-Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights
-Archeological area of Pompei
-Costiera Amalfitana
-Venice and its Lagoon
-The Trulli of Alberobello
-The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera
-Historic Centre of Urbino
-Historic Centre of Naples

MALTA:
-City of Valletta
-Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
-Megalithic Temples of Malta

MONTENEGRO:
-Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor

MOROCCO:
-Medina of Fez
-Medina of Marrakesh
-Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

PORTUGAL:
-Cultural Landscape of Sintra
-Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon

ST. LUCIA
-Pitons Management Area

SAN MARINO
-San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano

SPAIN
-Historic City of Toledo
-Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
-Works of Antoni Gaudí
-Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

SWEDEN
-Skogskyrkogården

UNITED KINGDOM
-Tower of London
-Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
-Yellowstone National Park
-Grand Canyon National Park

AIRPORTS I'VE BEEN TO:

CANADA:
Edmonton Int'l Airport
Winnipeg Int'l Airport
Montreal Int'l Airport (Pierre Trudeau)
Ottawa Int'l Airport *
Toronto Pearson Int'l Airport *
Vancouver Int'l Airport
Calgary Int'l Airport *
Victoria Int'l Airport
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport
Fort McMurray Airport

AUSTRIA:
Vienna Int'l Airport

CHINA:
Beijing Capital Int'l Airport
Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Shanghai Pudong Int'l Airport

CUBA:
Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport

CZECH REPUBLIC:
Ruzyně Airport

GERMANY:
Munich Airport - Franz Joseph Strauss *
Frankfurt am Main Airport

ICELAND:
Keflavík International Airport

ITALY:
Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
Venice Marco Polo Airport
Lamezia Terme Airport
Naples International Airport

MALTA:
Malta International Airport

MOROCCO:
Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport

PORTUGAL:
Lisbon Portela Airport

ST. LUCIA:
Hewanorra International Airport

ST. PIERRE ET MIQUELON:
Saint-Pierre Airport

SPAIN:
Madrid-Barajas Airport
Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport
Barcelona El Prat Airport

SWEDEN:
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport

SWITZERLAND:
Geneva Cointrin Int'l Airport

UNITED KINGDOM:
London Heathrow Airport *

UNITED STATES:
Honolulu Int'l Airport
San Francisco Int'l Airport
McCarran International Airport

* Just transferring

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  • kingip's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Happy New Year!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    Karlie wish you and Dave would just get a rental car and go for it! trust me its stunning and so much easier!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Hi Karlie - its so great you have a trip to Morocco coming up! its such a beautiful country I hope you will be able to use some of the info ive been putting into VT over the last 9 years with the aim to help people maximise their time and experience there and really get to see how beautiful it is! theres people and selfish charmers to watch out but a lot of good and kind people and ways to get round a few of the annoyances just by being aware but there are still so many misconceptions - if you know what to beware of its one of the easiest places to chill out and enjoy the beauty! hope youll get some help from my pages here!

  • mickeyboy07's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Happy belated birthday

  • Daja123's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    Dear Karlie! Belated Birthday greeting! Hope you had a fantastic day with lots of sunshine! Best regards Darja

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Happy Birthday Karlie! looks like you've been flying around okay - great places you've been to so far!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Happy birthday Karlie :)

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KARLIE! Hope you're having a great celebration in some exotic land!

  • TheTravelSlut's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    Many happy birthday wishes to you Karlie!

  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    Happy birthday, Karlie!

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