I spent quite a bit of time sifting through numerous 10-day Italy itineraries, and came across many suggestions to zip around the country like in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but I knew that I wouldn’t be doing beautiful Italy any justice. As a returning visitor to Italy, I knew that it was better to stick to my usual style and travel slow. I decided […]
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 […]
After travelling for so many years, it’s a bit difficult to single out my favourite travel memory… I managed to narrow it down to my Top Ten Travel Memories:
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Portugal was on my bucket list for quite some time, and I could never seem to find the right time to go because I always felt compelled to take 2-3 weeks to see it all. Back in September, I came to the realization that I was tired of procrastinating and decided to take the trip. I only had […]
Though I always stress the importance of travelling slowly in order to spend enough time to see a destination and truly understand local life, there are a few exceptions. For example, I consider only a handful of destinations to be ‘perfect layover cities’ and therefore do not require a long stay – they are ideal […]
Several weeks ago, I decided that I was in desperate need of some adventure, so I made an impromptu trip to Dublin for the weekend. I’m not entirely sure why I chose Dublin of all places, but I can certainly say that it left me wanting more. Beautifully designed, the city is not only ideal […]
They say that the best way to see Tuscany is by renting your own car to cruise through the endless hills of the countryside. But if you’re like me and don’t feel like shifting gears to maneuver around narrow cliff-hugging roads, then there is an alternative that doesn’t include booking a group tour, and that is public transport.
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 […]
Long flights, coupled with layovers and delays can often be the most taxing part of travelling. There’s nothing worse than having to take a day of recovery upon arrival just because of an exhausting flight itinerary. To figure out how to stay healthy on long flights, I asked Dr. Melanie Lopes to share some of […]