Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Playa Del Carmen has a bit of it everything and it really shows. The city was a small fishing town that mainly serviced passengers to Cozumel. A transition happened over the past fifteen years where tourists no longer come to Playa Del Carmen just to get to the island of Cozumel. Sure, that is certainly…

Resort Review: Villas Jibacoa, Cuba

Tucked away along the northern coast of Cuba, halfway between Varadero and Havana lies an area called Jibacoa. The region is secluded by dense lush green mountains that engulf the entire area. This remote area boasts only two resorts, Memories Jibacoa and Villas Jibacoa Both are located next to each other.   Villa Jibacoa is…

A New Year, A New Adventure in Cuba

If you go to Cuba with an open heart and open mind, you won’t be disappointed.  We spent the first week of 2018 in Cuba! What a great way to start off the year: warmly coloured sunsets, warm water, warm people. A stark contrast to the bitterly cold -30 degree winds our home in Canada…

Lisbon

It felt like so many travel bloggers had something to say about Lisbon in the past three or four years. Lisbon is a unique city. A quick web search will show the top 10 things to check out on your visit, but our experience of the city was different from any other. Unlike London or…

Porto

We’ve consistently read that Porto is one of Europe’s most underrated cities, and it’s easy to see why people have such an affinity towards this ancient and gorgeous city. The entire city is variations of hills, so be sure not to rush and mind the cobblestone when it’s wet out. Advice I certainly wish I…

Places We Want to Go in 2017

Every traveller has a physical or mental list they keep to themselves of places they want to go. These lists have especially come in handy for us when winter approaches or is in full effect and we’re desperate to go anywhere that is warm. Our list is an accumulation of blogs we’ve read and conversations we’ve had with…

Travelling in The Age of Extreme Nationalism

Travel is a privilege and not all people are able to experience it. Barriers exist that keep us from going to and leaving places. It is easy to look at a situation and say, “well that doesn’t affect me” and simply move on. We’ve all likely experienced some form of discomfort or discrimination for something…

Visting Toronto From a Local’s Perspective

It’s weird that it’s more comfortable writing about places you’re less familiar with than ones you know very well. I think this has a lot to do with the feeling of wanting to do your city justice and represent it well. Toronto has really grown up in the past couple years. This isn’t always easy…

Embracing the Cold in Vienna

Vienna draws in people from all over the world during its summer peak season, but visiting in autumn and winter has perks of its own. You can read more about how I ended up in Vienna here, but today we’re exploring just a few unique activities that Vienna offers during a visit in the cooler months. Schönbrunn…

France: Planes, Trains, Automobiles…and a Ferry

Our journey to France actually began in Britain. While visiting family in Bristol, we accompanied them to Brittany on a route they take often: a ferry from Plymouth, England to Roscoff, France. Brittany Ferries operates out of several ports in France, the UK, Ireland and Spain. The base fare for the journey was about £35 each,…

Tips To Save Money When Booking Travel Online

If you’re like us, you probably research hotels and trips constantly to see the fluctuations in prices for places you want to go. Be it hotels, flights, all inclusive’s – we’re constantly checking various travel websites and comparing prices! We can look up the same listing a hundred times before clicking that book button. As we’ve…

Scotland Tour Review: Rabbie’s

I love Glasgow. What’s not to love? There’s plenty to do on a budget: wonderful history and architecture, a vibrant music scene, free National Museums (like the rest of the UK), and free public wifi to help you find it all. It’s also one of the friendliest cities we’ve visited, and it offers tours to…