Sam Treacy is a current business student at the University of Victoria, who loves the thrill of exploring a destination’s culture, traditions and environment. After completing an exchange year in Austria in 2016, Sam is now interested in continuing her German studies, as well as studying other languages. When she’s not writing or studying, Sam enjoys travelling to both new and old destinations, as well as skiing, hiking and playing rugby.
Articles by Sam Treacy
After moving to Victoria, British Columbia from Alberta for university, I have definitely noticed a difference in the way Vancouver Island residents lead their lives. Some may say that it’s just the “island life” perspective, but people are much more sustainable, which can be seen through the widespread use of … Read moreCanada Sustainability
After a long and exhausting work week, months filled with stressful schoolwork, or many hours spent with your children and family, many of us need a break from reality. A retreat can be the perfect way to do this, whether alone, or with close friends. Listed below are six retreats … Read moreCanada Experiences
2017 is Canada’s 150th birthday, and so far has been filled with a plethora of festivities and celebrations. Although Canada’s actual anniversary took place on July 1st, both visitors and residents alike can still celebrate the country’s achievements and accomplishments in a variety of ways. Values that Canadians hold dear … Read moreCanada Events & Festivals
One of the North’s most recognized species, the polar bear (Ursus maritimus being its Latin Name) has a notorious reputation as a bold and brainy predator, not to mention its massive size. Arguably known as the largest predatory land species, with the Alaskan Kodiak brown bear being another contender, the … Read moreCanada Preservation
In August 2015, I left Canada for greener pastures, departing on a ten month exchange year to Austria. My year spent abroad was unique in many ways, I lived with a host family, attended Austrian school, learned German and explored my surroundings. One of the most special things about my … Read moreEurope Study or Teach Abroad Food & Drink
Before Europeans landed on North America, the continent was filled with a plethora of different native groups, with one of these being the Blackfoot Confederacy. The Confederacy consists of three First Nations bands in Canada, as well as one Native American tribe in the United States. Historically, the Blackfoot roamed … Read moreCanada Off the Beaten Path History