Tag: solo travel

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 […]

Visiting Kandy, Sri Lanka’s Cultural Capital

Visiting Kandy, Sri Lanka’s Cultural Capital

Kandy is known as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, a busy city centred around the famous Temple of the Tooth. Personally, we found Kandy to be crowded and we felt that the Tooth Relic that is a ‘must-see’ on everyone’s list is really just […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Visiting the Cutest Town in France: Colmar

Visiting the Cutest Town in France: Colmar

What I truly believe to be the real-life ‘Beauty and the Beast’ town, Colmar is perhaps one of the cutest places I have ever stepped foot. Colmar is hands down the quaintest place I have wandered through while in France. With many little corners looking like […]

How to Spend a Day in Strasbourg

How to Spend a Day in Strasbourg

Strasbourg sits in the northeastern corner of France and reminds me very much of an idyllic little German town. Grab a paper map from the train station or bus depot and hit the streets! Pick your way around town following the cutest streets and quaint […]

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 […]

Visiting the Medieval Village of Èze

Visiting the Medieval Village of Èze

Perched high above the French Riviera, the village of Èze entices visitors with winding streets and stunning views.  From Nice, take the tram to Vauban where you can catch bus 82 that will trudge up winding roads to the little hilltop village of Èze. The streets […]

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 […]