• Canada
  • A Day trip from Quebec City: Île d’Orléans

    Culturally rich and full of historical charm, Quebec City, just like Banff is another Canadian gem. But more often than not, travellers will only make enough time for the Old Town. Sure, the UNESCO Heritage sites of Old Quebec captivates with historical treasures around every corner and there’s something truly romantic about the steep cobble […]

  • USA
  • Experience Yosemite National Park in One Day

    California is one of those fortunate states that is full of spectacular natural wonders spreading from North to South. From lush overgrowths of the Redwood Forest to the silently desolate lands of Death Valley, there are tons of spots that’ll leave you in awe. Amongst the best of them is undoubtedly Yosemite National Park. There’s […]

  • USA
  • San Francisco

    Known for inspiring innovations, eccentric culinary eats and some of the most unique landscapes across America, San Francisco sat at the top of my travel list for a long time.   Fueled by pop culture references and consistently being in the media spotlight, I knew the City by the Bay was going to be a […]

  • USA
  • Roadtrippin’ the Oregon Coast

    To me, nothing represents summertime more than hitting the open road, blaring some embarrassing (yet highly enjoyable) sing-a-longs and making pit stops at questionable roadside diners. There’s really no other form of travel that replicates the feeling of a good ol’ road trip. When I’m on the road, time doesn’t seem to matter as much […]

  • China
  • Hong Kong

    A bustling and thriving financial centre, Hong Kong serves as the financial and international gateway for many Asian countries, especially China. Aside from its professional reputation, Hong Kong is also an exciting country to visit. It’s a wonderful blend of old-world traditional charm, mixed in with an ultra-modern and luxurious lifestyle. It’s also super convenient […]

  • Japan
  • Kanazawa

    400km Northwest of Tokyo, seaside Kanazawa is known for its well-preserved Edo-era districts. While I don’t think any Japanese town or city is ever lacking in culture or history, Kanazawa stands out because it actually has preserved neighbourhoods. Since Kanazawa attracts a lot of tourists, there’s a specific bus loop that brings you to all […]

  • Ecuador
  • How to Visit the Galapagos Islands for Under $1000

    Made up of a group of volcanic islands and an immensely diverse marine ecosystem, the Galapagos Islands almost seem mystical and far from anywhere else on Earth. You almost feel as though it’s your personal duty to preserve these humble, yet astonishing islands. Because it’s known as one of the world’s top destinations for viewing […]

  • Wish I Knew
  • How to Pack Light Without Giving Up on Style

    Packing well has never been a forte of mine. I use to take a suitcase and fill it with things “I might need” or “just in case” items. With any extra room, came the need for me to be extra prepared for literally everything that may, and truthfully did not come my way. This packing […]

  • Japan
  • Five Things I wish I Knew Before Travelling to Japan

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    In many ways, the media and popular culture portrays Japan pretty closely: technologically advanced, cosmopolitan and ever so polite and polished. But having recently visited the country, here are five things I wish I knew beforehand that would’ve made my visit even smoother. Train Pass vs. Bus Pass Undoubtedly, you’ve heard of Japan’s well established […]

  • Vietnam
  • Selling a Motorbike in Vietnam

    Selling a motorbike in Vietnam

    Purchasing a scooter and driving it through Vietnam was a great way to explore the country, and you can find out what I thought in my previous post here. I wouldn’t have done it any other way. But now that I’ve completed my journey and sold my bike, there are definitely things I would do differently […]