Here’s a secret: Toronto wasn’t anywhere near the top of my list of places to visit. However, it was a cheap, short flight; and more importantly, it was somewhere international—how exotic! And so off I went to Toronto for a week.
If someone came up to be and told me to pack my bags because I’m going to Hawaii, I would not even think twice about leaving everything behind. Alas, my bank account very firmly tells me I cannot afford such a thing. So I stay home and try to make the best out of it.