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The Ultimate Game of Thrones Guide to Malta: A Bucket List!

Hoping to trace the footsteps of Game of Thrones in Malta? This guide will tell you everything you need to know, including a full list of Game of Thrones filming locations in Malta, Gozo and beyond. With the series finale of Game of Thrones officially done and dusted, it goes without saying that I, along […]

5 Enchanting Sintra Castles & Palaces You Must Visit

From colourful mist-shrouded palaces to estates studded with secret tunnels, there’s no shortage of Sintra castles and palaces to explore. Below you’ll find my top picks! The colourful town of Sintra, Portugal may only be 30km from Lisbon, but trust me when I say it’s a world away from the bustling pace of Portugal’s vibrant capital. […]

Harry Potter Filming Locations: 60+ Magical Places in Harry Potter You Can Visit IRL

Looking for a list of Harry Potter filming locations that you can visit in real life? This guide will tell you everything you need to know… and then some. As I’m sure you’re well aware: Harry Potter fandom can come in all sorts of fantastic shape and sizes. For some, there’s of course the movie […]

An Easy Guide to Switzerland’s Magical Glacier Express

Looking for a practical guide on the world-famous Glacier Express train in Switzerland? This guide will tell you everything you need to know! Read on for insider tips and important must-knows before you book. Picture this: you’re gliding like a majestic swan across some of the most idyllic views on planet Earth. Somewhere deep in […]

A Stress-Free Guide to Enjoying Keukenhof Gardens, Holland’s #1 Flower Garden

The world famous Keukenhof Gardens are an attraction I’ve always been mildly terrified of. I mean, 1.4 million flower-hungry visitors each year, stretched across only 8 short weeks? Let the floral Hunger Games begin… BUT, over the years, the loveliest photos of Keukenhof kept popping up to taunt me. I mean, 32 acres of perfectly sculpted […]

A Guide to Magical Lauterbrunnen, Swizerland

The picturesque town of Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, nestled at the bottom of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, is one of those Swiss destinations that you see a photo of and bam – that’s it: your life mission is now to frolic in it. That’s the kind of power Lauterbrunnen had over me, anyway… and so it has dutifully […]

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The Most Beautiful Places in England for Your Bucket List (Besides London)

I think it’s time to admit the truth, guys… I’m beyond obsessed with England. After all, as a little girl growing up in Canada, my daily routine consisted of practicing Harry Potter spells, jamming out to the Beatles and dreaming of (one day) marrying into the royal family… And while I’ve grown older and wiser, (with […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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