**Last updated on November 21, 2015.

I suppose I’m expected to make some sort of post that explains to everyone out there in Internet land who on earth I am, and why on earth you should care enough to read this blog. My name is Shawna O’Flaherty. I’m in my early 30s, I’m from Montreal but transplanted to Toronto, I have a moderately serious travel addiction that is held in check by boring obligations such as pets, a job, and lack of funds. In April of 2010, as a result of an ugly argument with a now ex-boyfriend, I quit my job and uprooted my life to Toronto. I no longer analyze TV ratings. I work in travel at Kensington Tours. I love travel. It fuels an addiction to travel, and if I didn’t want to go somewhere before, I sure do now!

What else? Je parle français, but I’ve decided this will be a mostly English-language blog because I don’t write as well in French. I graduated from Concordia University in 2006 with a joint specialization in communications and journalism. I run Toronto Booze Hound with my other half.

I’m slowly working my way through my bucket list of things to do, places to see, foods to eat, and places to poop. Kidding about the last one. Sort of.

I’ve traveled to the following countries: Canada, US, Ireland, Greece, Italy, The Vatican, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Burma, South Korea, Iceland, Costa Rica, Ecuador, UAE, Malaysia, Turkey, Fiji and Australia.

I don’t have a bucket list of places I ‘must’ see, but there are few places that come to mind that I wouldn’t be interested in going to. The immediate short list centres around Bhutan, India and Tibet. I love the idea that Bhutan measures its success in Gross National Happiness, and ever since I found out about that, I have not been able to get the country out of my head. Who knows where I’ll actually end up though?


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