The Best Things to do in Huahine Island, French Polynesia

Many of the islands of French Polynesia have cute little nicknames and Huahine’s is the Authentic Island. Having spent a few days there, I can quickly understand why. While nearby Bora Bora and Mo’orea are popular on the French Polynesia tourist trail, Huahine is often skipped and left behind. Which is too bad for those…

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The Best Things to do in Mo’orea: A Mo’orea Itinerary

Moorea is the French Polynesian island that I had always dreamed of. Lush, green mountains and hills towering over white-sand beaches fringed with palm trees. Water so clear and in so many shades of blue that it seems unreal. And of course friendly people, good food, and plenty to see. It was my first stop…

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Manta Rays in Hawaii: Swimming with Mantas in Kona

 The first time I saw mantas was in Indonesia. I was in Komodo National Park when a black manta, also known as a ninja manta, swooped overhead. It was love at first sight. Mantas quickly became my favourite animal and I got as excited as a child at Christmas every time I saw one which…

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Weekend Guide to Prince Edward County Wineries & More!

When it comes to Canadian wine most of us tend to think of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia or Niagara on the Lake in Southern Ontario. However, on the shores of Lake Ontario is another area known for wineries (along with a few cideries and breweries as well!). This area is Prince Edward County…

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Whistler in the Summer: A Guide to Whistler, BC

Whistler village is a famous Canadian destination, especially among skiers and snowboarders. But you don’t have to visit in the winter to experience Whistler; it’s a pretty great summer destination as well (with the bonus of also being more affordable!). So if you are thinking of visiting Whistler in the summer, here is my Whistler…

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The Best of: 3 Days in Vancouver

Vancouver skyline

The first time I visited Vancouver, I spent a little over a week using the city as a base to explore and catch up with some of my friends who had moved out to BC. I had a blast in the west coast city and cam back to explore more a couple years later. Having…

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How to Have the Ultimate Girls Weekend in NYC

NYC Skyline

New York City is one of those places that is likely on everyone’s list to visit, especially for us women. The allure of the high fashion, the bright lights, and non-stop nightlife has everyone hungry for a taste. It’s the perfect destination for a girls getaway and in this post, I’m sharing the best things to…

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The Best of Stockholm in 2 Days

Nicknamed the Venice of the North, Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, quickly became one of my favourite cities.  Made up of 14 islands in the inner city, Stockholm is a Scandinavian gem with tons to offer. Although it is also one of the most expensive places I have been (yay for $10 beers), I absolutely…

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One week in Portugal: The Ultimate Portugal Itinerary

One Week in Portugal

Portugal has quickly become one of the most popular destinations in Europe. The promise of exciting cities, a beautiful coastline filled with beaches, good food and wine, and reasonable prices is hard for any traveller to resist. But what if you are short on time? Is it worth it to do just one week in…

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Best Places to Travel Solo: Portugal

Porto, Portugal

Portugal seems to have become an ‘it’ destination over the past couple of years, and having recently been, I can see why. It’s a gorgeous country with friendly people and lots to see and do. I spent a week travelling from Porto to Faro; exploring cities, castles, and the wine region of Douro Valley and…

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A Bologna Itinerary for Food Lovers

I ended up in Bologna by accident. Well, sort of. I didn’t take the wrong train or anything but it was a last minute decision after my plans in Venice fell through due to flooding. I’ll admit, Bologna was not my favourite city of Italy. I spent 2 full days there but, to be honest,…

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Bologna to San Marino: A San Marino Day Trip

During my most recent trip to Italy in November of 2019, I had planned on spending a few days in Venice. Unfortunately, that was also when Venice suffered from the horrific flooding so those plans were quickly cut. However, I still had a flight to Italy and needed to spend a few days in the…

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Things to do in Trieste, Italy

Trieste, Italy wasn’t really somewhere I ever expected to go until I found a cheap flight. I only spent two days in this coastal city and quickly came to appreciate its quiet charms. It may not have as much to do as Rome, be as beautiful as Venice, or have the foodie scene of Bologna,…

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The Perfect 3 Day Sahara Desert Tour in Morocco

Disclaimer: My 3 Day Sahara Desert tour in Morocco was sponsored by Get Your Guide. All opinions are my own.  I gazed out at the sea of golden sand dunes spread in front of me, stretching further than I could see. The ‘Arabian Nights’ song from Aladdin circled through my head as I watched the sun…

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Why the Ladyboy Show in Chaing Mai is a Must See

Ladyby Show Chiang Mai

I can still remember the first ladyboy I saw in Thailand. She was beautiful. Her black hair was silky smooth, not a strand out of place. Her makeup was flawless, complete with the perfect winged eye liner that I can never manage get just right. A form fitting white dress hugged her curves and she rocked…

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Where to Stay in Oahu, Hawaii: Honolulu & Beyond

Headed to Hawaii and wondering where to stay in Oahu? I get it. My first trip to Hawaii I spent about 1 week in Oahu and struggled to pick a place to stay. Did I want to stay downtown? By the beach? Away from Honolulu and the crowds? Despite being a relatively small island, there…

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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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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 just under three weeks playing in…

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Best Places to Travel Solo: Venice

Think Venice is only for couples on romantic vacations? I dare you to think again. Venice seems to be a hit or a miss with most people. A lot of visitors downplay this infamous city, claiming it’s too touristic, too expensive, or even too fake. I disagree. In fact,Venice is one of my favourite cities.…

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Best Places to Travel Solo: Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher, pints of Guinness, myths and legends, and the greenest grass you have ever seen; Ireland is somewhere every traveller should visit at least once in their lifetime. Already on your list but you can’t convince your friends to come with you? Don’t worry about it. Pack your bag, grab your passport,…

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Solo Travel in Bali: Why I Didn’t Love it

Solo Travel in Bali

When I booked my fights to Bali I was beyond excited. I imagined sandy beaches, beautiful rice terraces, tropical drinks, exotic temples, and first class dive sites.  It didn’t disappoint. The beaches were busy, but nice. The rice terraces were gorgeous to walk through (when it wasn’t pouring rain). The temples were great to explore and…

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How to Spend One Day in Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque

Casablanca was one of the cities that people told me not to bother with when I was planning my trip to Morocco. Of course, it’s also where I found the cheapest flight to. Figures. But, of course I booked the cheapest flight and planned on just spending one day in Casablanca before moving on to…

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Morocco’s Blue City: Is Chefchaoeun Actually Worth Visiting?

If you’ve done any research or know anything about Morocco, no doubt you’ve come across the beautiful blue coloured city Chefchaouen. Located in the northern part of the country, this small city has become the darling of photographers, instagrammers, and influencers. But, despite the fact that it is beautiful, is it actually worth visiting? I…

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