Tag: backpacking

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 […]

Exploring the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

Exploring the Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

After exploring Sri Lanka’s bustling cities, tranquil beaches and busy mountain towns, we were eager to see another side of Sri Lanka: the ancient cities and ruins. We planned two nights in Polonnaruwa, one of the main cities in the Cultural Triangle (along with Anuradhapura […]

The Most Beautiful Train Ride in the World: Ella to Kandy

The Most Beautiful Train Ride in the World: Ella to Kandy

The train ride from Ella to Kandy is widely referred to as the most beautiful train ride in the world. This is all thanks to the gorgeous scenery you chug past, from lush tea plantations to winding hills and sprawling fields. If you find yourself […]

3 Hikes You Must Do in Ella, Sri Lanka

3 Hikes You Must Do in Ella, Sri Lanka

Some of Sri Lanka’s best hiking is to be found in Ella, which is probably, aside from traveling, my all-time favourite activity. Ironically, Ella was our least favourite place in Sri Lanka. Described by the Lonely Planet as a secret mountainside haven, we very quickly […]

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 […]

Exploring the Beach Town of Mirissa

Exploring the Beach Town of Mirissa

Mirissa, a sprawling beach town attracting a hip surfer vibe, is so different from the bustling, near-chaotic capital city of Colombo. We spent one day and one night exploring the local spots of this quickly developing coastal town. Many travelers prefer Mirissa to nearby Unawatuna, […]

A Walking Tour of Galle Fort

A Walking Tour of Galle Fort

On Sri Lanka’s south coast are a number of oceanfront cities, each projecting a different vibe. Our first stop on our coastal explorations was the gorgeous Galle, home to some of the most intriguing little streets and alleys. Galle entices visitors with boutique shopping, history, delightful […]

A Complete Backpacking Packing List

A Complete Backpacking Packing List

Your plans are made, your flights are booked, you’re ready to hit the ground running…but what to pack? Whether you’re heading out for a week, a month or a year, I’ve compiled a thorough packing list for what to take on a backpacking trip. My backpack […]

How to Prepare for a Trip to Sri Lanka

How to Prepare for a Trip to Sri Lanka

With the aim to be as off-the-beaten-path as possible, we are jetting off to Sri Lanka for the holidays! I am restless with the travel bug – but really, when am I not? This time my family and I weighed up the pros and cons of […]

How to Spend a Day in Monaco

How to Spend a Day in Monaco

I spent the day exploring Monaco, stopping constantly to drink in the views of the second smallest country in the world. Just along the coast, surrounded on three sides by France and on one by the ocean, Monaco is a tiny little place easily explored […]