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 […]

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How to Travel on a Low Canadian Dollar

Canadian Dollar Getting You Down? Yes, the Canadian Dollar is down in the dumps, but don’t let it put a damper on your 2016 travel plans! Here are some options that won’t break the bank this year: Stay Domestic Kiss the exchange rate worry goodbye and explore Canada by taking advantage of local deals created […]

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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 […]

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How to Stay Healthy on Long Flights

How to Stay Healthy on Long Flights

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 […]

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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 ___________________________________________

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6 Tips for Safety in Brazil

6 Tips for Safety in Brazil

Expressions of worry and panic are the types of reactions I got when informing others that I was going to Brazil. Once I went on to explain that I was going alone, the worry began to fade and utter confusion set in, because apparently, it was inconceivable that I could even do such a thing. […]

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Banking in Brazil: Travel Tips

Banking in Brazil: Travel Tips

Common sense dictates that travellers should always be equipped with multiple means of accessing funds in case of emergency while abroad. However, as we travel more frequently and the occurrence of banking mishaps remains nonexistent, we tend to get overconfident and forget about the travel banking dos and don’ts. Take for example, someone like myself: […]

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6 Ways to Experience Rio de Janeiro

6 Ways to Experience Rio de Janeiro

Brazil is a vivacious country bustling with energy, and it’s no secret that Rio de Janeiro is its pulse. A visit to Rio is a great way to experience Brazil, and will undoubtedly leave you wanting more. The list of things to do in Rio seems endless, so here are six important “must-dos” to guarantee […]

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Don’t Let a Food Allergy Control You

Don’t Let a Food Allergy Control You

Food allergies are not only a nuisance, but also a serious health risk. I’ve had a severe peanut allergy since childhood, and it has created many obstacles throughout my years of travelling. Eating in a foreign country can be quite risky with a severe food allergy. Through my travel experience, however, I have learned that […]

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Stay Fit and live the GoodLife on your Travels!

As an athlete and traveller, I hate feeling lethargic when I disembark from a plane. Whether it’s being sandwiched between two strangers in the middle seat of a twenty-one hour flight from Sydney to Toronto, or when I so brilliantly decided to do a thirty-two hour journey from Bangkok to Toronto via Shanghai and Paris, […]

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