Abandoned plane in Sólheimasandur

A few kilometres from highway 1 on the south shore of Iceland lies the wreckage of an abandoned plane that crash landed in 1973 on the black sand beach of Sólheimasandur. While much of the plane has been stripped away, it is in surprisingly good shape in spite of...

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Figuring out the monarchy

Does Canada have a queen? Short answer: yes. Long answer: still yes. For those that grew up in Canada, this is probably really obvious. Personally, it took me a while to wrap my head around what exactly the monarchy represented in Canada.  On a technical level, Canada...

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Abandoned Camp Evans, NJ

Growing up, everyone has that place they always wonder about. It lies unknown, forbidden, behind a stone wall or closed doors. Camp Evans was that place for me, a semi-abandoned military base behind a barbed wire fence and guards. There were signs warning of patrol...

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Federal Skilled Trades Class

The Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) program is another economic immigration program targeted to bring skilled workers into the country. The FSTC program is for very specific types of tradespeople in order to fill labor gaps in important trade jobs. Unlike the FSWP...

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Four Corners

If you’re like me and you have been working towards a goal of visiting every state in America, then Four Corners is an easy way to check off four states all at once. These are the only state boundaries  that meet at two intersecting lines, allowing Colorado, Utah, New...

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Immigrating as a Provincial Nominee

Because different regions of Canada have different economies and cultures, this program allows Canadian provinces and territories to select potential immigrants based on their needs. This is the purpose of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). How the Provincial...

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New Orleans will forever stand out to me as the first place I ever saw a man dragged out of his car by a mob and beaten. No, there are no photos in here of...

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The Canadian Experience Class program

Once you’ve worked full time in Canada, there’s a good chance you can apply for permanent residency through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) immigration program. Canada figures that since you’ve already been living and working in the country, you’d obviously adapt...

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How to experience Toronto like a local

First, it’s pronounced Turrono. Or something like that. Things you have to do while in Toronto Go shopping for vinyl, VHS tapes, and cassettes Toronto really is ten years behind. Eat poutine and be super judgemental Is it better than Montreal? Which local place...

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The Lodi Mission Arch

The Lodi Mission Arch celebrated the harvest of the Tokay grape and is one of the few (if not only) ceremonial arches built in the Mission Revival style still standing today. The arch, which stands stands 40 feet tall and 80 feet wide, was constructed in 1907, just a...

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Federal Skilled Worker Program

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) program is one of the easiest ways a non-Canadian can immigrate as a permanent resident. The program looks for the most qualified people that would be best at contributing to the culture and economy of Canada. This program...

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About Us

We’re practical people that like to explore. These are the fields notes for our adventures. We often spend a whole day exploring a new area and walking 15 miles on foot to see all the different parts an area has to offer. Then, we get home and obsessively research the history of the area to find out how it used to be and how it came to be the way it is.

After a decade in New York City, we recently relocated to Toronto. Because it was so difficult to find the information we needed to immigrate, we’ve created the guide we wish we’d had.




Cori Carl

Cori is a communications consultant for mission driven organizations. She’s also a lifelong history nerd who spent much of her childhood in archives and museums with her dad. You can verify her professional credentials at coricarl.com.



Casey Daly

Casey is a technical writer and support manager. She went to school to be a librarian, but somehow ended up working with software. She loves a good spreadsheet, and actually enjoys doing her taxes. Track her down at caseydaly.net.



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