Our Top 10 Tips for Packing Light

Anyone who’s seen my closet knows I have way too many clothes. However, when it comes to packing for my trips, I have an uncanny ability to fit my life in a backpack that meets every budget airline’s carry on size requirements. I love packing light because it makes traveling between cities so much easier, and it’s easier on my back, too! Here are our Read More …

Our Favorite Fun Activities Around Niagara Falls

I remember going to Niagara Falls as a child and having no interest in it after my first visit, which included the “opportunity” to ride the Maid of the Mist, which left me cold, wet, and utterly miserable. Now that my parents have lived in Toronto for 6-7 years and I’ve been to Niagara Falls at least another 20 times, I’ve grown to love and look forward Read More …

How to Stay Safe While Travelling With a Camera

The following is a guest post by Effy of Effy Images. My camera is my baby. I only let people I trust hold him, and I constantly worry about how he’ll react when it’s too hot or too cold. But I also don’t want him missing out on any of the sights, which means he comes with me everywhere, making travelling very stressful and giving me Read More …

24 Hours In Vienna

After my first stop in Budapest, the second stop on my five-countries-in-five-days trip was Vienna, Austria. Upon arriving in the Wien Haubtbahnhof, I was excited to once again hear German spoken around me and to see signs advertising dishes with things such as sauerkraut and schnitzel. I arrived in Vienna just before noontime and immediately headed to my accommodation. When I was booking a place Read More …

24 Hours in Berlin

It may come as a surprised to you – and it certainly comes as a surprise to me – that Berlin, a city I have visited twice for 24 hours or less each time, is one of my favorite cities in the world. No other city has the same juxtaposition of rich history and rich modern alternative art culture that Berlin has. This guide primarily Read More …

Surviving Marrakesh

The following is a guest post by Kathy James of Walkabout Wanderer. I have been to Morocco three times over the past 18 months, so it is pretty clear that I love Morocco. Coming from the UK, I can arrive in Africa, submersed in a completely different culture, in only four hours. However, my love for Morocco stems from more than just the interesting culture or the convenience in which Read More …

24 Hours in Budapest

In the middle of my month-long stay in Germany, I decided I wanted to see as many countries as I could before I left Europe. This led to me planning (which basically involved booking hostels the night before my trips and having a vague idea of the main attractions in the cities I was visiting) a five day trip, during which I visited a different Read More …

24 Hours in Oslo

One of my good friends from university (Mackenzie) moved to Oslo to pursue her masters degree after she graduated university and has been living there for the last two years or so. My sister and I had the opportunity to meet up with her while we were in Oslo, and she kindly offered to be our tour guide and take us around the city for an entire Read More …

Trolltunga Hike Guide: One of the Best Hikes in Norway

Last weekend, my sister and I embarked on one of the most physically demanding challenges of our life. We hiked up to Trolltunga (“troll’s tongue”), a cliff jutting horizontally out of a mountain about 2,300 feet above the north side of lake Ringedalsvatnet in the city of Odda, Norway. While the hike has been gaining popularity as one of the best hikes in Norway in recent years, it is far from Read More …

Reveling in the Rockies

Having spent the last 18 years of my life in the Midwest, I have grown accustomed to living in flat terrain and driving hours to wastelands covered in manufactured snow for my big ski trips. I have learned to embrace cold, dreary weather and conquer seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which, if you live in a cold, dreary climate like myself, you know is a real thing. I have Read More …