National Geographic Journeys: Day of the Dead

Labour Day has come and gone, and it's time to start thinking about your next cultural adventure! The Day of the Dead is one of Mexico's most beloved festivals and G Adventures has teamed up with National Geographic to take you on an incredible…
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Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson

Blue Caterpillars, caviar scotch eggs and applewood smoked croque-monsieur. Not exactly the traditional fare one expects to find on a table set for English high tea, but find it we did. High Tea is often thought of as a 'touristy'  London activity,…

In Honour of Cecil the Lion: My Top 10 World Lion Day Photos

Every year the I pays homage to my favourite animal, the African Lion.  A fews year ago I had the distinct honour of  working/volunteering amongst the Dambwa Pride, a young pride of lions protected by the African Lion Environmental Research…
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5 Authentic Places to try Local Food in Dubai

Food in Dubai has an enormous variety. With a majority population of expats, the diversity is endless. You can find just about every kind of cuisine from around the world; Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Japanese, European, Continental,…

A Scenic Paradise: The Ideal Scandinavian Itinerary

Norway, Sweden and Denmark – the three countries that make up Scandinavia give you NATURE at its very best! A tapestry of lakes, mountains, hills and endless forests, nature’s beauty is unfathomable here. Winter is merciless, transforming…
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7 Amazing Benefits of Attending TBEX

So what are the benefits of attending TBEX? You've probably already read my post on why I think all travel bloggers should attend TBEX, but now it's time to get down to the nitty gritty; What do you get out of it? So glad you asked! There are…
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7 Tips for Traveling Like a Local in Indonesia

I've always wanted to publish my best tips on how to travel like a local in Indonesia, and when a friend of mine shot me a text announcing he's jettisoning off to Bali in the fall (insert jealousy here), I decided there's no time like the present.…
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Made in BC: A Context Travel Review

After being out of town on three back-to-back holidays, yesterday I decided to play tourist in my hometown of Vancouver, and join the  Context Travel "Made in BC Culinary Stroll" of historic Granville Island. As much as I love a freshly stamped…
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Midwest Murder & Mayhem: A Wabasha Street Caves Experience

John Dillinger, Ma Barker, Alvin 'Creepy' Karpis, these are just a handful of the infamous names you'll hear on the Wabasha Street Caves tour in Saint Paul Minnesota. It's hard to believe that this seemingly sleepy town was once a hotbed for…
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Traveling as an Interracial Couple in Africa

“Just because it’s okay for you to date outside your race at home doesn’t mean it’s okay here. It’s weird, it’s not right, that’s not how I was f**king raised. You should be ashamed.” *Josh glared at me across the table, his toothy-grinned uncle nodded his head in agreement, and eventually, all eyes rested on […]

Why is Responsible Travel So Important?

The words responsible travel and “Will I reach my potential?” flash across the screen. I quickly peer about the darkened room, searching the crowd of dimly lit faces. It’s an interesting term and a weighty question, and thanks to Mark Horoszowski of, we all paused to think about our own individual legacies. But what does that have […]

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7 Ways to Experience the Island of Sumatra

If Bali is the pearl of the orient, then the island of Sumatra is the opal. Complex, diverse and undeniably robust. An island borne out of fire and brimstone, and a region not without its controversies, Sumatra is one of the most geographically and culturally diverse places I have ever visited. Sadly, its reputation has been marred […]

How Should I Prepare For a Volunteer Travel Trip?

Preparing for a volunteer travel trip requires a great deal more than planning an itinerary and booking a ticket. There is a great deal of research required, questions that need to be answered, applications and documents that need to be filled out, and funds that need to be raised all before you step foot on […]

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How to Weekend in the Lake District

The moment I touch down at Heathrow International, I feel like I’m home. London is my favourite city in the whole world, hands down. And I each time I visit, I have a routine. I set aside an entire day for the British Museum. Another day for the National Gallery. A couple of days for […]

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7 Reasons Why You Should Travel to Israel

I’m hoping to convince you to travel to Israel, and I know that’s a tall order. It’s often thought of as the bully of the Middle East, and it’s not spoken of kindly in the West. But as many seasoned travelers will tell you, experiencing a country first hand can help you sort through the media […]