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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Photo of the Day: The Lioness

If you’ve been reading my blog over the years, you know I have a special place in my heart for the Africa Lion. I volunteered as a researcher with the African Lion Environmental Research Trust a few years back (read more about my experience here) alongside a pride of ten male and female cubs. Their ages […]

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Photo of the Day: Look into My Eyes

Jemaa EL Fnaa square in the heart of Marrakech is teeming with hundreds of vendors hawking everything from magic carpets, tea, and spices, to camel-skin handbags, rubies (so they say) and yes, photos with cobras. These self-proclaimed snake charmers will attempt to hypnotize you into paying for a selfie with a cobra. I was lucky […]

Backpacking China

15 Reasons Why Backpacking China is Totally Worth It

Backpacking China is probably not at the top of your bucketlist for 2016, but it should be. Unfortunately, this fascinating country seems to be getting a bad wrap these days. Especially in my neck of the woods. Flip on the news and all you hear about is how Mainland Chinese buyers are driving up the […]

How to Date a World Traveler

I always joke that those who have a lust for globetrotting are a different species. We’re a little quirky, somewhat unpredictable and always adventurous. But shortly before I began filling my passport, I fell in love with a prolific world traveler and learned the hard way that dating this unique species of being isn’t as romantic as it sounds. I was […]

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Dishing it Up in Ubud: A Bali Cooking School

When my travel partner suggested we try a Bali cooking school, my first though was, crap! I am not a chef, not even an aspiring one! It’s not that I can’t cook, (despite what my then-partner may have thought), quite the contrary. My divorce from the kitchen was a very amicable one. My partner at the […]

Your Guide to Avoiding Airport Stress

We’re in the holiday home stretch and your Christmas vacation is just around the corner. This is supposed to be a joyous, happy time of year. But instead of looking forward to your mom’s amazing homemade shortbread cookies or that luxurious Jamaican Jacuzzi suite you saved up all year for, all you can think about is […]