The best ways to get around in Southeast Asia

The best ways to get around in Southeast Asia

  Forget about airplanes! Flying is often more expensive, time consuming and essentially the dull alternative to getting around Southeast Asia. Stick to land transport – it’s a money and time saver, as well as an adventure at the very least! Here are the Best Ways to get Around Southeast Asia without Flying:  

Inching My Way Down to Central Vietnam…

Inching My Way Down to Central Vietnam…

I was so looking forward to taking a pleasant scenic train ride along the Vietnam countryside heading for Hoi An. I certainly didn’t expect a bullet train, but neither did I expect snail rail. When I purchased my train ticket from the agent, she provided detailed instructions on how to locate the correct platform and train. […]

Who can resist tailor made clothing?

Who can resist tailor made clothing?

My first stop after leaving Hanoi was Hoi An, a small city (more like a town) known for  tailoring. I had been dreaming about getting fabulous tailor-made clothing for about two weeks before I left Hanoi.

How to Prepare for Hiking/Camping in Ontario

Many people have probably tried hiking or camping in various spots around the world. Not all, however, have had the chance to experience these activities across the peaceful lakes and rugged wilderness of Ontario. Hiking and camping are beloved pastimes in Canada due to its nature-rich surroundings. Ontario is the country’s second largest province by […]

Solo Traveller’s Survival Guide for an All-Inclusive Resort

Solo Traveller’s Survival Guide for an All-Inclusive Resort

Generally speaking, all-inclusive resorts aren’t my travel style of choice. Over the 15 years that I’ve been travelling, I’ve stayed at an all-inclusive resort twice, and that’s including my recent trip to Cuba. As a serial solo traveller, I crave the type of travel that challenges me and I enjoy the fear of the unknown, […]

Preparing for Machu Picchu: 6 Helpful Tips

Preparing for Machu Picchu: 6 Helpful Tips

Macchu Picchu was at the top of my travel bucket list for years, yet I was always making excuses as to why it was never the right time to go, often blaming factors such as weather, vacation time, or money. It was only nine months ago that I was able to tick Machu Picchu off […]

Why You Should Travel Solo

Confusion, shock, pity, disbelief and worry are just a few of the reactions that I’ve witnessed in response to an announcement of one of my many solo travel adventures. Most commonly, I get “but won’t you be bored?” or “aren’t you scared?”. Though very valid concerns, I can never find an adequate explanation because I can’t […]

Tight on Time? How to See Machu Picchu in Two Days

Tight on Time? How to See Machu Picchu in Two Days

Machu Picchu has been at the top of my travel bucket list for years, but ironically, a long list of trips have preceded my recent visit to Peru. The idea behind my procrastination was actually a very poor attempt at convincing myself that I was saving Peru for a “better time” when I could be […]

Brazil Hotel Review: Iguacu Falls

Brazil Hotel Review: Iguacu Falls

Destination: Iguaçu Falls, Brazil Hotel Name: Rafain Palace Hotel & Convention Centre Type: Resort, Family Hotels ___________________________________________

My Luxurious Stay at Phi Phi Hotel

My Luxurious Stay at Phi Phi Hotel

I had just arrived on Koh Phi Phi island, and I was exhausted. The very thought of trudging around the island with my oversized backpack in search of a hostel made me grouchy. As I tried to figure out which direction to start walking in, my oversized backpack and I stood in the middle of […]