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How to Spend 1 Day in Antigua, Guatemala

By Hannah Logan - March 26, 2024
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I fell in love with Antigua the moment I jumped off the bus. I was only in town for a day as an excursion on a Panama Canal cruise. Guatemala was one of the few ports that had independent travel options and, as much fun as I was having with the cruise experience, I was…

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1 Week in Hawaii: The Perfect Oahu Itinerary for Your First Visit

By Hannah Logan - February 25, 2024
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Do you dream of palm trees, turquoise waters perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, and surfing? Of eating tropical fruits, fresh seafood, and rainbow shave ice? I know I do, which I was I was thrilled to finally visited Hawaii in conjunction with my trip to Fiji and Tonga. Not only was it perfect for breaking…

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Hawaii on a Budget: Oahu Guide

By Hannah Logan - February 25, 2024
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Hawaii is a tropical island that is on many traveller’s must-visit list. From lush jungles with hidden waterfalls and wildlife to soft, sandy beaches. Colourful coral reefs teeming with marine life and powerful volcanoes. Hawaii is an island paradise. Unfortunately, a visit to these islands also tends to come with a hefty price tag. However,…

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Solo Travel in Hawaii: Oahu for Solo Travellers

By Hannah Logan - February 25, 2024
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Hawaii was somewhere I’ve wanted to go for years- ever since I saw Blue Crush. I might have even harboured secret dreams about being a surfer girl but, sadly, my surf lesson in Ireland proved that will never happen).  Throughout high school I doodled hibiscus flowers on all of my binders and notebooks, gazed longingly at…

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Sharkbait ooh ha ha! Scuba Diving with Bull Sharks in Fiji: The Fiji Shark Dive

By Hannah Logan - January 4, 2024
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I floated on the surface, dark waves roiling around me as I looked below. Blue. All I could see was endless blue. But, I knew that it was misleading. Hidden beyond my site were dozens of sharks. Bull sharks; one of the most dangerous shark species in the world. But, I wasn’t trying to get…

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Swimming with Whales in Tonga

Swimming with Whales in Tonga: Everything You Need to Know

By Hannah Logan - January 4, 2024
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“Ready…. GO!” Without hesitating I push myself off of the boat and into the rolling ocean waves. GoPro strapped to my wrist, I swim straight ahead, eyes scanning the waters around me for any flicker of movement or flash of a tail. A couple of waves crash over me, causing the salty water to flow…

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The Best Things to do in Tonga: A Tongatapu Island Guide

By Hannah Logan - January 4, 2024
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Tonga was somewhere I’ve had my eye on for a while for one big reason: it’s one of the only places in the world where you can swim with humpback whales. There are several places to do this however since flights and whale swims ate a huge part of my budget I chose to base…

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Swimming With Whales in Tahiti: The Mo’orea Whale Swim

By Hannah Logan - January 2, 2024
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In 2018 I crossed one of my bucket-list items off my list; I went swimming with humpback whales in Tonga. It was easily one of the best experiences of my life and something I knew I wanted to do again should I have the chance. Well, I got my second chance and was able to…

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Exploring the Marquesas Islands: Nuku Hiva and Hiva Oa

By Hannah Logan - January 2, 2024
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When I went to French Polynesia I didn’t plan on visiting the Marquesas. While they looked amazing, I was already spending a month island-hopping across the islands around Tahiti which, if you didn’t already know, definitely did not come cheap. But, the longer I spent in French Polynesia the more I fell in love. And…

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The Best Things to do in Mandalay (and What to Avoid!)

By Hannah Logan - November 28, 2023
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I visited Myanmar in 2015 but only had a week which meant I really only had time for two cities. Bagan was a must- there was no way I was missing those temples and sunrise moments that I had been dreaming about for years. My other option was either Yangon or Mandalay. Yangon was the…

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Bagan in 2 Days

The Best of Bagan in 2 Days

By Hannah Logan - November 28, 2023
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Myanmar (also known as Burma) has been one of those mysterious countries that most people know very little about and few people choose to travel to. In the past, the military control of the country had most tourists afraid or unwilling to venture into the South East Asian country, and those that did dare to…

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How to Spend 3 Days in Luang Prabang, Laos (Temples, Waterfalls, Elephants, and More!

By Hannah Logan - November 28, 2023
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I stared out the window of my shuttle van into the streets of Luang Prabang, the ‘New York City’ of Laos. As I watched the locals slowly setting up for the nightly market and the tourists strolling hand in hand past the shops with fresh fruit shakes in hand, I didn’t quite understand the NYC…

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Vietnamese Street Food: My Must-Try Favourites

By Hannah Logan - November 26, 2023
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There were a million and one reasons why I thought I would fall in love with Vietnam. Vietnamese steeet food was not one of them. It’s not that I didn’t expect to like the food, more that food usually doesn’t rank really high on my travel radar, especially in places like Southeast Asia. Don’t get…

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Hai Van Pass

Hoi An to Hue: Vietnam’s Hai Van Pass by Easy Rider

By Hannah Logan - November 25, 2023
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The rain looked like it was never going to end. It was falling so hard and fast that we could barely see across the street. It was the kind of day that made you want to curl up inside with a good book, not the kind of day you wanted to spend driving from Hoi…

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Solo Travel in Vietnam: Tips and What to Expect

By Hannah Logan - November 25, 2023
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Vietnam seems to be one of those places that people either fall in love with or end up disliking. I know several people who fall on both sides but I’m happy to say I was one of the lucky ones who fell in love with Vietnam. That being said, compared to other destinations in Southeast…

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Ho Chi Minh City in 1 Day

The Best of Ho Chi Minh City in 1 Day

By Hannah Logan - November 25, 2023
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When I stepped down from the bus I took from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh city I was ready to hate it. To be honest, I originally planned on avoiding this Vietnamese city, for what I thought was good reason. I had been told over and over again that it was overrated, too hectic…

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Sapa, Vietnam

Vietnam Itinerary: Get The Most Out of 2 Weeks in Vietnam

By Hannah Logan - November 22, 2023
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I didn’t really know how I would feel about Vietnam. It seemed to be one of those places that people either love or hate. I was worried about the traffic, intrigued by the food, and looking forward to the natural beauty. I didn’t expect to fall in love with it, but over my time in…

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1 Day in Macau: Hong Kong to Macau Day Trip

By Hannah Logan - November 20, 2023
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I had a 4-day layover in Hong Kong after coming back from my most recent trip to Southeast Asia. I planned 3 days in Hong Kong but due to flight times, actually ended up having 4. So, I figured I may as well try somewhere new and spend 1 day in Macau.  A day trip…

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3 Days in Hong Kong: A Hong Kong Itinerary for First Time Visitors

By Hannah Logan - November 19, 2023
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I’ll be honest; I didn’t think that I’d like Hong Kong. I was worried that it would be too big, too busy, too modern. After spending so much time travelling through small villages and towns in Southeast Asia where I couldn’t drink the tap water or flush toilet paper, I thought that being in Hong…

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Scuba Diving in Komodo National Park

By Hannah Logan - November 17, 2023
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Komodo National Park is best known for it’s unique inhabitants, the Komodo dragons, but those who scuba dive know that this part of the world is also home to some absolutely incredible dive sites as well. I visited Komodo early on as a diver. I only had 12 dives under my belt and most of…

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Solo Travel in Thailand: Tips, Thoughts, and What to Expect

By Hannah Logan - November 15, 2023
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After four years of trips to Europe, 2015 was my time to change it up and visit a new continent, starting with a long-time backpacker favourite: Thailand. I was excited to visit, after all, who doesn’t want to go to Thailand. But, I was also a little bit skeptical. Was solo travel in Thailand safe?…

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Ladyby Show Chiang Mai

Why the Ladyboy Show in Chaing Mai is a Must See

By Hannah Logan - November 15, 2023
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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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Solo Travel in Dubai: Is it Safe?

By Hannah Logan - November 5, 2023
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When I first mentioned I would be travelling solo to Dubai, UAE I was met with some hesitation from friends and family. After all, Dubai is in the Middle East which does have a reputation for being difficult for solo female travellers. I knew that Dubai was extremely westernized and not at all like Egypt.…

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What to Wear in Dubai: Dubai Packing List for Women

By Hannah Logan - November 5, 2023
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For me, packing is the worst part of travel. Especially as a solo female traveller who wants to be respectful but also look and feel good as I explore and, of course, take photos. Some destinations are harder to pack for than others and I struggled when trying to figure out what to wear in…

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How to Spend 4 Days in Dubai

By Hannah Logan - November 5, 2023
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So, you only have 4 days in Dubai, UAE? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. While four days may not seem like a lot of time in a destination, that’s actually a pretty good amount of time to spend in Dubai. Will you see everything? No. But, Dubai isn’t that big so you can see…

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