Friday, February 5, 2016

Pros & Cons: Group Tours

Pros and Cons of Group Tours

If you’re planning a trip, you may be wondering whether it’s better to go solo or book through a group tour company. There are benefits and drawbacks to each style of travel, depending on who you are and what kind of trip you’re looking for. 

Friday, January 29, 2016

5 Offbeat Things to do in Dublin

5 Offbeat Things to do and see in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is a fantastic city to visit, and for a number of reasons. It's incredibly easy to get around on foot, I felt extremely safe touring around on my own, and the people were welcoming and friendly. While you may choose to visit the major attractions such as Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, and the Guinness Storehouse, there are lots of interesting stops just off the beaten path. 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Barcelona Bucket List

Thinking of visiting Spain's second largest city? Don't miss out on these hot spots in the lively coastal city of Barcelona.  
Barcelona


Friday, January 15, 2016

Hello! A Brief Introduction

“Since life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it, the better.” - Simon Raven


I first caught the travel bug early in the summer of 2013. My friends were spending time abroad on exchanges, volunteer trips, and work assignments, while I was sitting at home thinking about how I had never left North America. 

That’s not to say that I hadn’t had a taste of the joy that traveling brings— in my younger years I was lucky enough to take a number of trips around Canada and the United States with my family. But after hearing friends’ stories, seeing their pictures, and daydreaming about all the places I could go, I couldn’t stay in my comfort zone any longer.

It was the end of August 2013 that I embarked on my first big trip abroad, one that would spark a passion for travel that I still hold today. One of my dearest friends, Jocelyn, and I planned a trip that covered London, Iceland, Paris, and Rome. We carried only our backpacks, stayed in hostels, and had the time of our lives. 

I’ve taken many a trip since then, but you never forget your first. Through this blog I hope to share with you travel tips, inspiration, and stories I’ve picked up along the way. Let the adventure begin!

Julia