Affordable French Chateau Hotels to Stay In

Château Hotel & Spa Grand Barrail

What comes to mind when you think of France? Is it the romantic city of Paris? The sea-side towns of south coast? Lavender fields in Provence, or the vineyards of Champagne? Or perhaps the hundreds of beautiful castles that dot the countryside? Personally, I’m a sucker for castles so they are always one of the…

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Fall in Love with Solo Travel in Paris

Sacre Coeur Basilica, Paris

Paris is known as a romantic destination for couples but it’s actually one of my favourite cities for solo travel. In fairness, I didn’t expect to love Paris. I actually only went for the first time in 2011 because I heard of the Christmas Markets but it didn’t take long for me to fall in love…

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A Night at Le Moulin Rouge: is it Really Worth it?

Moulin Rouge, Paris

When it comes to Paris, the famous red windmill of Le Moulin Rouge is just as iconic as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, or the Louvre. First built in the late 1800s this world-famous cabaret has attracted visitors from across the globe for over a century. With its risqué performances and beautiful dancers, Le Moulin…

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Champagne Tasting in Reims

France is known for many things including champagne. The delicious, sparkling wine that is famous worldwide comes from a very specific area of the country. This area, called Champagne, is home to several towns and cities including Reims, the capital of Champagne. This city is home to many Champagne houses’ headquarters and many of these…

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Solo Travel in Croatia: Why I Love and Recommend it

Thinking about solo travel in Croatia? I’ll be the first to tell you- go for it.  Croatia was somewhere that I daydreamed about for years. Not surprising, given I live in Canada and our winters last, well, forever. So when I finally got to Croatia, it was perfection. I spent about three weeks playing in the…

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The Best Things to do in Hvar: Croatia’s Party Island

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I LOVED Croatia. Zadar was my favourite place that I visited when I spent a little over 2 weeks in Croatia, but the Island of Hvar was a close second. I loved checking out the massive yachts in the port, I loved strolling through the streets…

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The Ultimate Croatia Itinerary: 2 weeks in Croatia

Dubrovnik

Is there a European destination that screams summer more than Croatia? Personally, I don’t think so. Gorgeous beaches, historic cities, majestic waterfalls, island hopping tours, sailing, and spectacular sunsets are just a few of the amazing things that Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast has to offer. Throw in the added perks of friendly locals, safe towns, and…

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The Best Things to do in Zadar, Croatia

After spending a little over 2 weeks in Croatia, I can easily say that Zadar was my favourite spot that I visited. It didn’t have the crowds of Split, the costs of Hvar, or the unfriendliness of Dubrovnik. To me, it felt more local than touristic and had more than enough to keep me busy…

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Paros Itinerary: How to Spend 3-5 Days in Paros, Greece

Hannah in a red dress sitting on a boat with a Greek flag waving in the wind

Paros was the first Greek island I visited in 2019. And after my tough experience in Morocco, it felt like heaven. I loved the beaches, the tavernas, and the winding streets of the traditional Cycladic villages. Plus, as a solo female traveller, I always felt safe and comfortable which is so important. My experience here…

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The Best Things To do in Rhodes, Greece: A Rhodes Itinerary

Hannah sitting in front of a gate in old town rhodes with the castle in the background

Greece has thousands of Islands and while I’ve been to several (with plans to visit many more) I have to say that Rhodes is one of my favourites. The island is big enough to keep you busy for several days while maintaining the island charm. Known for its castles, beaches, wineries and incredible history, Rhodes…

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Solo Travel in Greece: Tips for Female Travellers

Solo travel in Greece

Greece was a country I had wanted to go to for years, and yet when I finally made my plans to visit, the advice that I was given wasn’t quite as positive as I hoped which, to be honest, surprised me as Greece is a popular travel destination and solo travel in Greece seems to…

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2 Weeks in Greece: A Greece Itinerary for Island Lovers

Greece truly is a bucket list destination. With so much to see and do, an incredible history, and some of the best food I’ve ever had, Greece quickly became one of my favourite destinations and somewhere I plan to return to again soon. However, planning your Greece itinerary can be tricky because it has so…

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Thinking About Sailing in Greece? Read this First

A Greece sailing tour sounds like the ideal vacation for many. Spending your days on the sea, exploring new islands, living that boat life. However, for many of us, the idea that we have in our heads about sailing doesn’t quite match the reality. As much as we would all love to be swept away…

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1 Day in Athens, Greece: A History Lover’s Itinerary

Athens, Greece is amazing. I landed here for the first time after spending 2.5 weeks backpacking through Morocco and I honestly could have kissed the ground when I arrived and started to explore the city (you can read my real thoughts on female travel in Morocco here). Yes, Athens has a couple rough bits and…

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The Perfect Crete Itinerary: 7 Days in Crete, Greece

Elagonisi Beach

Without a doubt Greece is one of my favourite countries. I love the islands, the food, the cute towns with the friendly locals and, of course, the beaches. Plus, I also feel comfortable traveling solo in Greece as a woman. So, when friends of mine planned a destination in Crete I quickly said “YES!” and…

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Luxury Hotels in Santorini: Why They Are Worth the Splurge

When it comes to exploring the Greek Islands, Santorini seems to be at the top of everyone’s list, for fairly obvious reasons. This postcard-perfect island is stunning. The white villages perched on the rocky clifftops look like they popped off the pages of a children’s storybook and the vibrant blue domes contrasting against the white…

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30 Unmissable Things To Do in Santorini, Greece

Santorini is one of those places that seems to be on everyone’s bucket list. Whether you are looking for a romantic holiday or visiting as part of a Greek island sailing tour, Santorini really is a must. But, aside from the beautiful villages of Oia and Fira, what exactly is there to see and do…

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Where to Stay in Santorini: Fira, Oia, or Elsewhere?

When it comes to the Greek islands, Santorini is probably the most famous. This stunning island is known for its white villages with blue-domed churches perched on the tops of towering cliffs. It’s the iconic image of the Cyclades islands and one of the most photographed destinations in the world. As such, it’s a very…

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