Destinations

Sunrise in Bagan

Skip the Crowds: The Best Place for Sunrise in Bagan

By Hannah Logan - January 23, 2021
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Edit: Due to recent changes in Bagan, access to my secret temple (and every temple) is no longer permitted. Please take a look at my 2 days in Bagan guide for an updated version on where you can see sunrise in Bagan. I’ve chosen to keep this blog post up for my own memories but…

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Aloha Mahalo Benches in Hawaii

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

By Hannah Logan - January 19, 2021
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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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Hanauma Bay

Hawaii on a Budget: Oahu Guide

By Hannah Logan - January 16, 2021
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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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wild spinner dolphins in Hawaii

Swimming with Dolphins in Oahu, Hawaii: The Ethical and Responsible Way

By Hannah Logan - January 16, 2021
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When I was planning my trip to the South Pacific there was one thing that I really, really, really wanted to do. I wanted to go swimming with dolphins in Hawaii. But, not just any dolphins. I wanted to swim with wild dolphins because, if I’m being honest, my past dolphin experiences weren’t all too…

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Girl sitting on the beach in Oahu, Hawaii

Solo Travel in Hawaii: Oahu for Solo Travellers

By Hannah Logan - January 13, 2021
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Hawaii was somewhere I’ve wanted to go for years- ever since I saw Blue Crush actually (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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What to Wear in Morocco: A Morocco Packing List for Women

By Hannah Logan - November 9, 2020
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Figuring out what to wear in Morocco was something I stressed out about a lot before I left. I scoured Instagram for inspiration but found everything from outfits with full sleeves and long pant legs to shorts and tank tops. Obviously, that didn’t help much. Thankfully, I’d already been to Egypt and Jordan, which are…

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manta Ray

Scuba Diving in Komodo National Park

By Hannah Logan - November 1, 2020
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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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Wakefield Village

Things to do in Wakefield Village, Quebec

By Hannah Logan - October 29, 2020
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One of the biggest perks to living in Ottawa is how close we are to some of the best things that nature has to offer. A local and tourist favourite is the Gatineau area, perfect for a variety of outdoor activities and adventures. The area is home to a variety of ski hills, hiking trails,…

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Camels in Wadi Rum, Jordan

The Best Places to Visit in Jordan (For any Wannabe Indiana Jones)

By Hannah Logan - October 26, 2020
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In November of 2018, my long awaited dream of being Indiana Jones came true. After years of dreaming about it, I finally got to visit the Kingdom of Jordan and it was every bit as amazing as I hoped it would be. Even though I only spent 3 days in Jordan (more on that later…

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Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Hotel

The Most Haunted Places in Canada to Stay & Eat (If you Dare)

By Hannah Logan - October 25, 2020
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Haunted places and ghost stories have fascinated people for ages. From friendly Casper-like stories to menacing, terrifying phantoms; for some reason, humans are drawn to the idea of the supernatural and, as such, dark tourism has become quite the trend. Especially in places like Edinburgh, and New Orleans, Prague. But, did you know, that Canada…

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Lake Louise in Summer

Things to do in Lake Louise in the Summer

By Hannah Logan - August 15, 2020
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If you know anything about Canada, chances are you have heard of or seen photos of Banff, Lake Louise. Lake Louise in the summer is all turquoise waters, towering Rocky Mountains, and the stunning Fairmont Lake Louise Hotel on the shoreline. It’s one of Canada’s best known destinations and a must-see on many traveller’s bucket…

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

By Hannah Logan - August 10, 2020
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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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Waterfowl Lakes

Off the Beaten Track in Banff National Park

By Hannah Logan - August 10, 2020
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What is the first thing you think of when you someone says Banff? Chances are its Lake Louise, that’s what most people picture. Having just been, I can’t say I blame them. The lake and surrounding scenery is beautiful. But, while I’m glad to have seen it, sharing it with about 20,000 people in a…

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The Best Things to do in Zadar, Croatia

By Hannah Logan - July 24, 2020
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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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The Best of Angkor in 1 Day

Angkor Wat in 1 Day? Here’s How to See The Best Temples of Angkor

By Hannah Logan - June 26, 2020
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Visiting Cambodia to see the famous temples of Angkor was a dream for me. The ancient city had been on my bucket list for as long as I could remember and I was definitely willing to hang my Indiana Jones hat up for a day and embrace my inner tomb raider. But with only 3…

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Siem Reap in 3 Days

The Best of Siem Reap in 3 Days

By Hannah Logan - June 15, 2020
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Motorbikes, cars, and trucks whizzed past me on the dusty roads as I sat in my Cambodian tuktuk on the way to Mad Monkey Hostel. It was hot and sticky but the breeze kept me cool and my excitement at being in Cambodia distracted from the heat. I had dreamed of visiting the famous Angkor…

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Old Town Cartagena Streets

The Best of: One Day in Cartagena

By Hannah Logan - May 7, 2020
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Cartagena was somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for ages. However, when I finally got the chance to see the Colombian city for myself, I only had a single day due to the fact that I was visiting as part of a Panama Canal cruise. One day in Cartagena wasn’t exactly what I imagined, but it…

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Why I’m Glad I Gave Israel a Second Chance

By Hannah Logan - April 23, 2020
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In November of 2018, I visited Israel for the first time. I was so excited to go yet I left feeling disappointed and convinced I would never return. So, what happened? Well, in this case, I feel like it was more of what didn’t happen. My first visit to Israel was with another blogger. I…

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Dome of the Rock

Experience the Best of the Holy City with these Top Things to do in Jerusalem

By Hannah Logan - January 21, 2020
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Jerusalem is one of the most fascinating cities I have ever been to. The mix of history and religion combined with a cool nightlife scene and some great foodie spots made it fun to explore. I spent about 4 days in Jerusalem, both exploring the city itself as well as the nearby attractions. It made…

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The Best of Luang Prabang in 3 Days

By Hannah Logan - January 3, 2020
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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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Backpacking Through Morocco as a Woman: My Most Difficult Travel Experience Yet

By Hannah Logan - May 22, 2019
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Morocco was somewhere that I’ve been eyeing for a while but, as much as I hated to admit it, it was not somewhere I wanted to go alone. Like several other countries in the world, Morocco comes with a reputation, especially for female travellers. From sexual assault and harassment, unwanted physical contact and violence, I…

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Santa Catalina Arch

Things to do in Antigua, Guatemala

By Hannah Logan - May 13, 2019
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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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Israel side of Hebron

Dual Narrative Hebron Tour: Don’t Leave Israel Without This Experience

By Hannah Logan - February 5, 2019
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I glanced at the window beside me; a fractured kaleidoscope of colours reflected by the scenery outside. Tiny cracks spider webbing out from the point of impact in the middle crawled across the entire window pane. I wondered what had made the window crack like that. I hoped it was a rock, but I also…

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Spoon and Cherry Sculpture

Exploring the Best of the Twin Cities from Roseville, Minnesota

By Hannah Logan - October 16, 2018
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If you asked me a few months ago if I had ever heard of Roseville, Minnesota I’d have told you no. Granted, as a Canadian, my US geography isn’t exactly top notch (I’ve really only spent time in New York City, Oahu, and Orlando area) but having just been invited by the tourism board to…

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Things to do in Tongatapu

I Was Sexually Assaulted in Tonga After Trying to Blend with the Locals

By Hannah Logan - October 1, 2018
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Tonga was a dream destination for me. The idea of being able to swim with humpback whales blew my mind and I was more than happy to discover those postcard-perfect islands surrounded by clear aqua waters and fringed with soft, white sand. It took me a year to plan and save up for it. But it…

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