About Epic Travel Plans

What does an “epic” trip mean to you? What does it look like?

For me, it’s finding that “wow” moment – when my breath catches and I think, “ah, this is it.” That moment that will stay with me. That’s made everything worthwhile.

I love how traveling becomes a part of you. Part of your story and part of who you are. The wonders I’ve seen and the people I’ve met have changed me. They’ve made me a more mindful person.

If this is what you want from your travel adventures, then we may just have a bit in common.

This site is for anyone looking for both a little travel inspiration and ways to enjoy the trip planning process. The value I give you is the diversity of my experience: traveling to wildly different destinations with wildly different goals, companion travel styles, and constraints.

Now, I know that everyone has a different travel philosophy. In my travels, the most memorable and “epic” moments are sometimes the least expected. I’ve stared at jaw-dropping surroundings and feats of man that have taken my breath away, but it’s so often the surprising interactions with locals that make me long to go back. Like one vivid memory of exchanging shy smiles with a Vietnamese girl as we bartered on some random purchase.

I hope that by sharing my experiences you’ll be inspired to pause and absorb both the grand and the seemingly small moments, that together steal a piece of your heart.

And by giving you the best and worst of what I’ve learned, my hope is to make it FUN and EASY for you to plan that “wow” trip.

Too often, would-be explorers get overwhelmed by the trip planning process. But there’s a BETTER way. By starting with the experience you want, you’ll find your compass to guide all the big and small decisions that’ll make your trip truly epic. This is the approach you’ll find in my 3-step trip planning process.

Meet Cora

View from Mount Royal, Montreal

Dreaming. Planning. Exploring.
Finding that “wow” moment.

A firm believer that dreaming and trip planning can be fun, too! Cora enjoys the journey nearly as much as the destination. And with a love for templates and tools, she’s always looking for ways to do things better.

Glamorous cities. Spectacular scenery. Inspiring stories. Cora has many travel stories and insights to share, to help YOU experience the wonders and learn the stories of this amazing world for yourself.

Cora has traveled with various companions, including friends, family and now three little ones (eek!).