Talia Ricci is a Ryerson Journalism graduate and is currently working in television. She has a passion for story telling, people, travel and photography. The culture-shock bug first bit when she visited India in February 2010. In 2011 Talia travelled to Ghana to teach a group of children about the art of photojournalism. She is fascinated by music and art from other cultures. Talia hopes to make her way around the world and eventually combine broadcast reporting and travel.
Drive around Cape St. George in Newfoundland's Port au Port peninsula and you might overlook one of the province's four bread ovens. There aren't any neon "open" signs, nor will you find a single TripAdvisor sticker labeled anywhere. And if you're trying to find a Yelp review, well, good luck with that.
There are certain parts of the year where there is no life for Don Rice outside of Bear River, Nova Scotia. To live in a village in an outlying area with 800 people might seem like a prison sentence for some, but for Rice, one of 50 artisans living in the community, the area is a gift for artists looking to nurture their own gifts.
Alma, New Brunswick may be a small town but it is close to one of the world's biggest natural feats. Located by the Bay of Fundy, the town's 150 permanent residents see tides as large as 16 metres -- the highest in the world -- on a regular basis.
Ask anyone for a list of Canadian cuisine and poutine will surely land somewhere near the top. Sure, the iconic dish -- that unholy trinity of French fries, cheese curds and gravy -- might look like a heart attack served with a fork, but trace its origins and you'll find yourself in the town of Drummondville, le cœur du Québec, the "heart of Quebec."
Hang out with Falcon Migwans and you'll find spending time with him is a lot like "show and tell" for the soul. Need to light a fire? Better start tearing off strips of birch bark for kindle while he chops up hardwood. But that's all par for the course if you're taking an eco-tour in the M'Chigeeng First Nations community on Manitoulin Island.
Alexis Nazbravich usually starts her mornings driving from her house in Boissevain, Man., to the International Peace Gardens. But once she steps inside the garden's café to get a coffee, Nazbravich's technically no longer in Canada: she's now inside North Dakota. How is this possible? Well, it's one of the International Peace Garden's quirks.
At 17 years old, Grace Hofer sounds like your typical Canadian teenager. She likes to read, play her guitar and enjoys her free time in Saskatchewan's outdoors. Less typical is where she lives: the Lajord Hutterite Colony, located roughly 30 minutes from Regina.
Located 45 minutes west of Calgary by car, the 4,200-square-kilometre networks of parkland and recreational area is the home to provincial wildlife; the playground for visitors and the office for Becky Webb, a communications officer stationed at the Kananaskis Emergency Services centre. On a good day, Kananaskis is an escape for anyone looking for peace.
Chances are if you're already heading for Qualicum Bay, B.C., you're probably coming for a stay inside Chudleigh's Free Spirit Spheres. At their core, Chudleigh's spheres are premium tree houses suspended above the ground, strung across the island's rainforest canopy with a network of rope.
I've always been aware that these habits probably get on the nerves of anyone who has been on a trip with me, but the hard-copy memories are always worth it. When I heard about Photographers Without Borders -- an opportunity to travel with other photographers while using our talents for good -- I knew this was something I had to pursue.
What does a young woman with itchy feet do to tame this travel bug for the next year or so? I have thought of some solutions that have tamed my travel bug the past six months that could maybe help others in similar situations.
Through these images I hope you are afforded a glimpse of the beauty of Peruvian people and their homeland. Family, food and hard work are what dictate their lifestyles. Somehow, even if you're lost in Peru, there is something about this place that always gives you a sense of being at home.
My friend Julia and I arrived in Santiago, picked up a map and walked to Central Plaza de Armas Square. It wasn't too long before I heard my friend scream. After a couple of seconds of shock it finally registered that a man had been following us and had just ripped my friend's purse off of her and ran. Julia had just lost the majority of her money, her IDs, visa, debit, iPhone and her passport. I started to panic.
When a travel photographer ventured to other countries only a couple of decades ago, they had to carefully pack their camera bags with all of these supplies and ensure their film was stored appropriately afterward. Today, with the touch of a screen, a moment can be captured and shared with your social network within seconds. I believe these phone photography tools can be beneficial, especially while travelling. The way I look at it now, I see Instagram as a challenge.