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The 79 Best Things to do in Barcelona, Spain (& What to Skip)

When it comes to the best things to do in Barcelona, one’s mind usually flutters to thoughts of dazzling Gaudi architecture, fresh colourful markets, and (if you’re anything like me) a slow motion montage of tapas hoarding and cava showers… And while these are all indeed wonderful Barcelona activities to spoil yourself with, there’s a […]

How to Make Oktoberfest Table Reservations for Free: A Local’s Step by Step Guide

When it comes to getting table reservations at Oktoberfest, the amount of misinformation out there is hilariously unhelpful. The truth is, most articles will try to sell you on expensive packaged tours, or otherwise skimp out on important details like when and HOW you actually make these reservations for yourself. So, frustrated and tipsy (the […]

The 22 Best Christmas Markets in Germany to Visit This Winter

As a classic Canadian who’s horrible at decisions and confrontation, the question of where to find the best Christmas markets in Germany often haunts me. … You know, in a first world problemmy kind of way. And after visiting dozens of Christmas markets in Germany over the past four years, picking a favourite certainly hasn’t […]

14 Crucial Morocco Safety Tips + Common Scams: Is Morocco Safe For Tourists To Visit?

In light of recent events, travel communities have been abuzz with endless questions about more or less the same thing: “Is Morocco safe for tourists to visit anymore?” “Should I cancel my trip to Morocco?” and a whole lot of other sweaty, panicky, first-world-problemmy lines of inquiry. … And I totally get it. If you […]

Things to do in Montmartre, Paris: A Local’s Guide

Looking for amazing things to do in Montmartre, Paris as recommended by a local? Read on for insider tips and secret spots most tourists don’t know about. As a criminally hopeless romantic, it should surprise no one that the Parisian neighbourhood of Montmartre is, in my mind, one of the dreamiest and loveliest places on […]

11 Bologna Food Experiences You Need to Try: A Bologna Foodie Bucket List

This Bologna food experiences roundup was produced in collaboration with Emilia Romagna Tourism and Bologna Welcome, who hosted me during their Blogville campaign. I hope you enjoy every tasty word! My dear hungry hungry hippos, while it’s possible that you’ve never heard of Emilia Romagna, Italy, I can guarantee you’ve tasted it at some point in […]

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A Guide to Delightful Rovereto, Italy

Visiting Rovereto, Italy last month confirmed to me a longstanding theory I’ve had about myself. Guys, I’m quite certain I was Italian in a past life. I mean, I talk a lot with my hands. I’m in a committed relationship with pasta. My patronus is probably a gelato cone…… you get the point.  But arriving […]

Alternative Things to do in Bruges: A Guide to Delightful Hidden Gems

There are many words I could use to describe Belgian city of Bruges: medieval, romantic, historical, incredwaffle, stupe-frying, you name it… However, secret would never be one. You see, the historic storybook beauty of this city has sent eager visitors here in droves, waddling through the beautiful street in search of all the postcard photo opps […]

QUIZ: Which Underrated Italian City Should You Venture to Next?

We all dream of eating gelato in Florence, exploring ruins in Rome and hiking through Cinque Terre, but what about those parts of Italy that are a little more off the beaten path? Luckily, if you dig deep enough, there are still plenty of amazing Italian treasures to be found… all without the accompanying crowds. […]

Discovering Sierra de Aracena: Spain’s Scenic Ham Capital

Like most intrepid travellers, I like to concern myself with the important questions when I travel. Questions like…. where can a girl get some life-changing ham? And for research’s sake (for all your sakes’ really), I took on the oh-so-arduous task of finding out. You see, magical things often happen when you stumble off the beaten path, […]

Tales from My Favourite Passport Stamp: Beautiful, Underrated Liechtenstein (in Photos)

Today, I want to tell you about my favourite passport stamp. May 8, 2016 – the day I set foot in Liechtenstein, the tiny microstate sitting happily between Austria and Switzerland, and of course – the 6th smallest country in the world. But here’s a secret: to date, I still think it’s one of the […]

QUIZ: Which European Hidden Gem Should Be Your Next Getaway?

From extravagant castles to ultra-cool cities, I think it’s safe to say that Europe is just oozing with getaway potential. But what if you’re looking for something a little more off the beaten path? Don’t worry – this quiz has you covered. Try it out to see which European hidden gem should be your next […]

TRAVEL TIPS YOU'LL WISH YOU'D KNOWN SOONER

How to Avoid Pickpockets: The Europe Edition

When it comes to swiping tourist wallets, European pickpockets are in a whole league of their own. How do I know this? *nervous laughter* Let’s just say I’ve been caught in their traps… twice. I actually began writing this post over three years ago when a Roman pickpocket welcomed me to the city by sneaking […]

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: 10 Gamechanging Travel Products You Can Buy for Under $10

I’ve never been a big fan of acquiring “stuff”. After all, I’m a die hard light packer (see my guide for doing that here) and also just generally a person with weak arms, sooo… lifting heavy bags isn’t my thing. That said, as minimalist as I try to live, there are some products out there […]

The Hidden Costs of Renting a Car in Europe: 16 Key Considerations

“Travel Europe by car, they said… it’ll be fun they said.” I need to fill you guys in on the cold, honest truth: hiring a car in Europe ain’t all rainbows and scenic Instagram shots. In fact, hiring a car in Europe can kick your butt (and wallet) in seriously spectacular ways. And as I […]

4 Genius Ways to Instantly & Effortlessly Save Money on Travel Bookings

Wouldn’t it be nice to get instant savings on your travels, without barely doing a thing? Ah my lazy friends, I’ve got great news – you totally can! And before you accuse me of witchcraft, please hear me out… I’ve written in the past about how to save money for your travels (here’s 99 ways […]

The Cheapest Way to Travel Europe in 2019: The Ultimate Cheap Transportation in Europe Guide

What’s the cheapest way to travel Europe? After 3 years of bouncing around Europe as a) a backpacker, b) a broke student and now c) a restless expat, this is a question I’ve relentlessly sought the answer to. I can still remember my first taste of European budget travel. It was during my first ever […]

17 Unconventional Travel Hacks You Need for Your Next Trip

There was a time in my life when I was absolutely obsessed with travel life hacks. Throwing your shoes in a shower cap while packing? Oh yeahhh. Keeping jewelry untangled with straws? Talk to me, baby. On a super vain level, I think it’s because knowing the best travel hacks makes me feel like an […]

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