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Complete Two-Week Itinerary for Sri Lanka

Complete Two-Week Itinerary for Sri Lanka

My parents and I spent our winter holidays as far away from home as possible – in the magical land of Sri Lanka. We discovered bustling cities, explored serene beach and coastlines, trekked through the misty mountains, spotted elephants in the wild, took the world’s […]

Exploring Sri Lanka’s Capital: 10 Things to Do in Colombo

Exploring Sri Lanka’s Capital: 10 Things to Do in Colombo

Colombo is Sri Lanka’s bustling capital city. Although commonly overlooked by travelers in search of more romantic beach or mountain destinations, Colombo has much to offer the curious traveler. I suggest starting your trip off here to adjust to the country, understand the customs, and […]

Tangalle, Sri Lanka’s Secret Beach Paradise

Tangalle, Sri Lanka’s Secret Beach Paradise

Slip into a hammock, crack open a book, and just watch the days go past while sunsets break the clouds apart and make you gasp with wonder. I can not say enough about Tangalle. Of all the places we visited in Sri Lanka during our two-week […]

A Guide to Glacier National Park

A Guide to Glacier National Park

Shrouded in smoke from nearby forest fires meant that Glacier National Park and its famous Going-to-the-Sun Road did not offer us the clear and incredible mountainous views we had heard so much about. Nevertheless, we spent a moody and calm morning driving the winding round that […]

A Guide to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

A Guide to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

One of the most moving places I’ve ever been, the gorgeous Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park is nestled along the Milk River in southern Alberta. How to Get to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park The drive from Calgary to Writing-on-Stone takes approximately 3.5 hours via Lethbridge. The park is […]

A Backpacker’s Guide to Nice, the Nicest Place in France

A Backpacker’s Guide to Nice, the Nicest Place in France

Nice is sultry, enticing and endearing, a lavish and welcome change to the elegant Paris and the airy Provence I had left behind.  How to Get to Nice, France Trains run frequently and directly here; I took one from Avignon to Nice and was welcomed […]

How to Spend a Day Sailing in the French Riviera

How to Spend a Day Sailing in the French Riviera

The opportunity arose to spend a day on a sailboat cruising the azure waters of the French Riviera; how could I say no?! This was by far one of the most memorable and wonderful days of my trip…with a few hiccups! The hostel I was staying at, Villa […]

The Best Beach in the French Riviera: Plage Mala, Cap d’Ail

The Best Beach in the French Riviera: Plage Mala, Cap d’Ail

Home to azure waters, a warm pebbled beach, high cliffs and a vibrant beach bar, this is the true essence of the French Riviera. For 30 euro you can spend the day on a comfy sunbed, or for free you can settle down on the warm […]

Cliff-Jumping at Lions Bay

Cliff-Jumping at Lions Bay

One of Vancouver’s hidden treasures are the cliffs at Lions Bay in West Vancouver, a popular spot for thrill-seekers and adventurers.  How to Get to Lions Bay Cliff Jump Well, technically getting here isn’t publicly possible, but if you’re careful, follow these directions and you […]

Loggers Lake Hike

Loggers Lake Hike

We spent the May Long Weekend in Whistler in the gorgeous sunshine and to find a lake or two to jump in! The hike up to Loggers Lake is a short scramble up from the parking lot, with a great add-on to a suspension bridge […]