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Ballyseede Castle Hotel, Ireland

Magical Castle Hotels in Ireland (That You Can Actually Afford!)

By Hannah Logan - March 11, 2024
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As  child I used to dream of being a princess who lived in a castle. As an adult, I’m not so interested in being a princess but my castle dreams have come true thanks to some of the magical castle hotels in Ireland. If you too had princess (or prince!) dreams growing up then I…

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Pint of Guinness- Dublin's Best Pubs

The Best Pubs in Dublin – According to Locals!

By Hannah Logan - March 7, 2024
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Ireland is my home away from home and holds a special place in my heart and while Galway, which is where I lived, will always be my number 1 I do have a soft spot for Dublin as well. Yes it’s busier and more expensive but its a really great city to explore and has…

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Galway Latin Quarter

The Best Pubs in Galway: Music, Pints, and Irish Craic

By Hannah Logan - March 7, 2024
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Anyone who’s been to Ireland knows that as amazing as Dublin’s pubs may be, the real craic is in Galway. Sure, I may be biased as Galway was once a place that I called home, but I’m not alone in my thoughts. Even the locals agree that Galway’s craic is top notch, with many of…

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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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Hanauma Bay

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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Things to do in Bora Bora: A Bora Bora Itinerary

By Hannah Logan - January 2, 2024
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The name Bora Bora conjures images of overwater bungalows, clear blue waters, and soft white sand beaches. It’s made a name for itself as one of the most romantic destinations of the world; a popular pick especially for those on their honeymoon. But aside from luxurious romantic resort experiences, what does Bora Bora offer to…

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The Best Things to do in Huahine Island, French Polynesia

By Hannah Logan - January 2, 2024
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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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Winter Clothing for Canada

What to Wear in Winter in Canada: A Canada Packing List

By Hannah Logan - January 1, 2024
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Oh, winter in Canada. It’s the stuff of plenty of jokes but it’s my reality. And you know what? I actually love it. Winter in Canada is actually pretty awesome. Sure it long, cold as hell, and I spend what seems like half of my days shovelling but there’s something truly magical about skiing in…

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Quebec City in Winter- Rue du Petit Champlain restaurant

Quebec City in Winter: 15 Fun Things to do in Canada’s Winter Wonderland

By Hannah Logan - January 1, 2024
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Baby, it’s cold outside! But that’s no reason to hide inside. At least not when you are in Quebec City; one of the most charming cities in Canada. Quebec City in the winter is truly a winter wonderland. From the snow-covered streets decorated with fairy lights, to cozy cafes, hotels, and restaurants, not to mention…

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What’s in My Bag: My Travel Essentials

By Hannah Logan - December 10, 2023
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Fun fact: I hate packing. Hate it. I take ages to pack for any trip because I usually last 15 minutes before I get bored, frustrated or both. That being said, over a decade travelling, often for months at a time, I am getting better at it. Well, sort of. I at least have my…

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Hannah and Megan drinking Kolsch at the Christmas market

Christmas in Cologne, Germany: Everything You Want to Know About Cologne Christmas Markets

By Hannah Logan - November 27, 2023
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Europe’s Christmas markets are my happy place. The lights, the decorations, the gluhwein, the ornaments. I absolutely love them and have been five times over the past 8 years. Each year I try to visit somewhere new and while I have yet to be disappointed some European Christmas markets make an impression and Cologne, Germany…

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Experience the Magic of Christmas in New York City with these Festive Ideas

By Hannah Logan - November 27, 2023
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least, as a Christmas enthusiast, I think it is! I love Christmas and while I will always be home in Canada for the holidays, I do enjoy visiting other places during the festive season to see how they celebrate. Places like London, Paris, and Vienna. However,…

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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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European Christmas Markets

The Ultimate List of the Most Magical Christmas Markets in Europe

By Hannah Logan - November 22, 2023
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Whoever sang ‘Where are you Christmas’ should have looked to Europe because if you can’t find the holiday spirit at the Christmas markets in Europe then you, my friend, are a lost cause. Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year. I basically turn into the female version of Buddy the Elf (minus eating…

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Vienna at Christmas

8 Festive Ways to Experience the Magic of Vienna at Christmas

By Hannah Logan - November 21, 2023
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least I think so. Christmas time to me is magic, and even though I live in a Canadian city that pretty much guarantees a white Christmas, it’s no secret that during the holiday season, Europe is my favourite place to be. European Christmas markets are my…

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London at Christmas

Experience the Magic of Christmas in London with these Festive Activities

By Hannah Logan - November 21, 2023
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Flashing lights, roller coasters, and festive afternoon tea. Christmas in London isn’t as traditional or old-world as in some other European destinations like, say, Christmas in Vienna, but there’s something about the Holiday season in London that still gets me excited. There are London’s Christmas markets which range from carnival-esque fairs to quaint German-style wooden…

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Paris at Christmas

Experience the Magic of Paris at Christmas with These Festive Ideas

By Hannah Logan - November 17, 2023
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I love Paris and I love Christmas, so getting to see Paris at Christmas was pretty, well, magical. I’m no stranger to exploring Europe during the Christmas season. After all, Europe’s Christmas markets are basically my version of Disneyworld. But, there’s something about the way that Paris does the Christmas season. It’s just that little…

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Teddy bears decorating a house in Strasbourg at Christmas

Christmas in Strasbourg, France: Everything You Need to Know About Strasbourg Christmas Markets

By Hannah Logan - November 17, 2023
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For me, the holiday season is the most magical time of the year and while I will always be home for Christmas, I absolutely love spending part of the holiday season in Europe experiencing Europe’s best Christmas markets. Germany and Austria tend to be the favourites with big cities like Vienna and Nuremberg taking the…

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Gingerbread decorated house in Colmar, France

Christmas in Colmar, France: Everything You Need to Know About Colmar Christmas Markets

By Hannah Logan - November 17, 2023
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If you are at all familiar with France you’ve no doubt heard of the fairytale town of Colmar. It’s said to be the jewel of the Alsace region and the inspiration behind the village in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. After a couple of minutes of walking through ‘Little Venice’ you’ll see why! Colmar, like…

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Romania in one week

The Best of Romania in 1 Week

By Hannah Logan - August 11, 2023
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When I was originally planning my one week in Romania I anticipated plenty of vampire legends and spooky gothic castles. However, after spending 1 week in Romania, I quickly learned that this European country has so much more to offer than creepy legends.  To be honest, I wasn’t sure how I would like Romania but…

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Peep Show Amsterdam

Going to a Peep Show in Amsterdam: My Red Light District Experience

By Hannah Logan - July 16, 2023
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What comes to mind when you think of Amsterdam? Is the tulips? Windmills? Cute wooden clogs? Probably not. While these things are associated with Amsterdam, most tourists know it for two other things: marijuana and the Red Light District, or basically, sex. Pretty much anything to do with sex really; sex shops, condom shops, live…

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The Best of Slovenia in 3 Days

By Hannah Logan - July 16, 2023
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I first became interested in visiting Slovenia when I stumbled upon a photo of Lake Bled. It was basically love for first sight and I knew this was somewhere I needed to see for myself.  I did some research on the country and discovered that there was a whole lot more to see than just…

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The Best of Stockholm in 2 Days

By Hannah Logan - July 15, 2023
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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 (think $10+ for a beer), I…

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Blue Lagoon Iceland

The Do’s and Dont’s of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

By Hannah Logan - July 5, 2023
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Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is probably one of the first things you think of when someone mentions Iceland, and it’s easy to understand why. The milky-blue water set in the middle of a volcanic landscape is extraordinary. And the idea of warm soothing heat to help relax and heal your tired body? Well that helps too. Especially…

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Amsterdam Canals

The Best of: Amsterdam in 1 Day

By Hannah Logan - June 15, 2023
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Amsterdam is a popular European travel destination and while many come to spend a few days or even a week, it’s also common for visitors to only have one day in Amsterdam. This may be due to a layover, a river cruise, or perhaps just a planned day trip from a nearby city. While I…

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