Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Magical Morocco: Chefchaouen

Nestled into the Rif Mountains in northwest Morocco lies Chefchaouen, the “blue city”. Known for its monochromatic appearance, almost all of the city’s buildings are painted in varying shades of blue. It takes about 2.5 hours to drive through the winding mountains from the port city of Tangier to Chefchaouen, but the destination is absolutely worth it. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

How to Spend a Weekend in Banff

How to Spend a Weekend in Banff AB

If you're visiting Calgary, it's definitely worth your while to spend a few days in Banff and the surrounding area. The scenic drive is about an hour and a half from the city along the Trans-Canada Highway. If you're planning on skiing or other activities in addition to sightseeing, you could easily spend more than a weekend in the area. If you only have a weekend to spare, don't fret-- this guide will help you pack the most into your few days in Banff. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Worst Trip Ever: Advice From My Nightmare Travel Experience

Last February, my boyfriend Tristan and I set off on our first trip to Dominican Republic. Punta Cana had been highly recommended to us on account of B├ívaro Beach being one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean, and we were excited to celebrate my birthday there. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

5 Reasons to Visit Magical Iceland

When people think of Iceland, some imagine an icy and desolate landscape (no, that’s Greenland). Others are reminded of Bjork and her legendary swan dress. Regardless, Iceland is a picturesque country with an abundance of natural beauty. If you ever needed a list of reasons to visit, here it is:

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.  

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!