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**TRIPS PLANNED**

Sept/Oct '14 - Budapest, Belgrade, Skopje and Ohrid, Thessaloniki, Sofia, and Istanbul!

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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 set 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'm doing a pretty good job, if I do say so myself - 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 traveling will make me a more complete person.

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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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  • toemayn's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Hope your birthday is filled with all the fun you can handle!

  • TheTravelSlut's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Happy Birthday wishes to you Karlie.....

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2014 at 6:03 AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KARLIE!! I hope you have a wonderful celebration!

    • lmkluque's Profile Photo
      Jun 9, 2014 at 12:15 PM

      A blog? I would never do a blog because it would all depend on me to do a good job all the time and keep up with it. LOL!! VT is easier, every thing is organized and there are so many things to do to participate besides writing and updating, mostly because there is always someone new coming in to "refresh" it all and I can just sit back and do my thing when I want. If you see what I mean? LOL!

    • Karlie85's Profile Photo
      Jun 9, 2014 at 2:28 PM

      Yea! I would love it if you would check it out - www.misswanderlust.ca. I know what you mean about keeping up with it. I'm certainly not consistent with the time between posts, but that's ok for me. I don't put a lot of pressure on myself for it. I write a lot on Yelp, too, so I would be repeating myself a lot if I were posting on VT, but I want to get back into it again. I miss the people!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2014 at 4:41 AM

    Happy birthday Karlie.

  • Daja123's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2014 at 4:33 AM

    Happy Happy Birthday dear Karlie! Wishing you a wonderful day! :-)

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2014 at 3:10 AM

    Happy Birthday Karlie!

  • kingip's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2014 at 2:38 AM

    Cheers for your B/D!

  • udtaparindaa's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2014 at 2:07 AM

    Hey Karlie a very happy birthday...wish you loads of happiness and laughter for today and tomorrow :D

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2014 at 1:47 AM

    Happy Birthday Karlie

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    Dec 30, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Happy New Year!

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