Destinations

Things to do in Trieste, Italy

By Hannah Logan - July 8, 2024
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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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Bologna to San Marino: A San Marino Day Trip

By Hannah Logan - July 8, 2024
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Castle-lake towers, winding cobblestone streets, and a crossbow association: this is San Marino. One of the smallest countries in the world and an absolute must-visit if you find yourself in the area. In the blog post I’m sharing how you can plan the perfect San Marino day trip from Bologna. A Little Bit About San…

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Things to do in Bologna, Italy: A Bologna Itinerary for Food Lovers

By Hannah Logan - July 8, 2024
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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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Eiffel Tower

Paris in 3 Days: A Paris Itinerary for First-Timers

By Hannah Logan - May 18, 2024
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Ah Paris. The city of light. The city of love. It’s a favourite destination for many and for good reason. The capital of France is not only beautiful to explore but offers plenty and see to do. From wandering through local neighbourhoods to discovering the treasures of world-famous museums. Not to mention the food scene,…

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Château Hotel & Spa Grand Barrail

Affordable French Chateau Hotels to Stay In

By Hannah Logan - May 18, 2024
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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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Sacre Coeur Basilica, Paris

Fall in Love with Solo Travel in Paris

By Hannah Logan - May 18, 2024
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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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Easy Day Trips from Paris by Train (Plus Guided Tour Options)

By Hannah Logan - May 18, 2024
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Paris is a stunning city with plenty to see and do. It’s easy to spend at least 3 days in Paris just exploring the cobblestone streets of the French capital. However, as enchanting as Paris is to discover, it’s also a great base from which to explore other charming French cities and attractions. So if…

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

By Hannah Logan - April 29, 2024
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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 Best Things to do in Zadar, Croatia

By Hannah Logan - April 29, 2024
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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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Santa Catalina Arch

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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Aloha Mahalo Benches in Hawaii

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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Girl sitting on the beach in Oahu, Hawaii

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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diving with sharks in Fiji

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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