Vancouver skyline

When I tell people I’m Canadian they usually try to guess what city I’m from. Vancouver is the number one guess. I’m not from Vancouver, I’m from Ottawa. In fact, until recently I’d never even been to Vancouver (I know, it’s in my own country but Canada is MASSIVE guys!). However, now that I have…

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Lake Louise in Summer

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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Waterfowl Lakes

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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Siem Reap in 3 Days

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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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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