Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cailin Travels is moving!

Hello Everyone,
Just an update I have finally moved Cailin Travels over to its own URL you can now find it here at yay!!!!!!

I am still working on some tweaks and figuring out if the theme I have it on is the right one for me. Please comment and let me know what you think and please be sure to follow me over there! :)

Also stay tuned for going live soon (right now it just redirects to and it will be a landing page for info about me and links to all of my sites and Social Media accounts :)
Thanks for being great followers, see you around!


PS Stay tuned for 's first giveaway ever coming soon! "Cailin's Favorite Things"!!! (yes the above photo is me pretending to be Oprah )

Monday, November 15, 2010

Disappointed - Word of the day

Disappointed - Word of the day

Today the word of the day is "Disappointed".

Disappointment often goes hand in hand with travel. It can be hiding everywhere from that last train you missed to the museum you wanted to see being closed on a Monday. Or to something like the Little Mermaid being in Shanghai when I've finally gotten to Copenhagen and it isn't there for me to see. (see photo: a video projection just doesn't suffice)

Specifically today I am disappointed with the Transat Holidays Vacationer position. I applied for this job a couple of weeks ago, a job offer that is once in a life time, I honestly thought that I had a good chance at it, as every specification required for the job fit me to a "T"! However I found out today that I didn't even make it to the Top 30 people selected. :( This made me very very disappointed. However I had fun making the video, learned a lot about the Halifax Farmers Market and am sure another great opportunity will arise (at least I hope!) Good luck to everyone that got farther than me. Read more about the competition on my site here

Transat learn how to run a competition better, feel free to email me for suggestions oh ya and get yourself a twitter account, how can you have a job opening for a Social Media position when your not even fully Social Media connected yourself? I suppose that person could do it for you though and maybe I should just stop rambling..... Yes, I'm bitter, jealous and the word of the day "Disappponted".
Tomorrow is a new day :)

Share your stories of disappointment with me too! :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Spontaneous - Word of the Day

Spontaneous - Word of the Day

I'm starting a series of posts of travel related words, words that inspire me and even just words that entertain me, that I like and new ones that I might learn. I won't post every day, who knows if I'll even post one every week, but if a good one comes to me I'll write about it as it happens.

This week my word of the day is Spontaneous. Many travelers have the dream of someday going to the airport, looking at the departure screen, picking a destination and just going. That is the ultimate travelers spontaneous decision. This week I came as close to doing that as I ever have.

I knew for a couple of weeks that I would have Thursday off for Remembrance day and requested that following Friday as well, to make a long weekend out of it. I thought about taking off and going somewhere like Toronto, New York or London but as I looked at the flights it wasn't looking so good. The flight schedule changed for London so there was no longer a flight the day I wanted to make the most out of the trip, New York was way too expensive, but Toronto was looking promising for maybe just a quick one night trip.

While at work that Tuesday however things were going really slow and my boss suggested that I take Wednesday off as well. Immediately I checked to see if there was a flight to London that night and within 12 hours I was sitting on an airplane. I didn't even have a chance to tell my friends about it it happened that quick. It was spontaneous and felt exhilarating and many people didn't believe that I actually did it. To make it even more exciting, I decided not to tell all of my friends in London about me coming and was actually able to surprise Chris from the The Aussie Nomad at a party, whom I hadn't seen since Copenhagen in May. Even though he might defend it I swear he screamed like a little girl when he saw me.

Also on this trip I had one of the most extreme Small World Moments ever. To read more about it check it out over here at