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Winter Vacations for Canadians (That Aren’t All-Inclusives)

Bravo Beach Hotel - Vieques, Puerto Rico | SuitcaseandHeels.com

This time of year it feels like everyone I know is planning an all-inclusive resort trip to the Caribbean. I’ve looked into them myself but my own personal travel taste is leaning more towards the independent aventure style as time goes on. Mind you, I still love sun, sand, and surf so I wanted to provide you with some alternative warm weather destinations that you can easily visit for a week.

The Philippines and Nicaragua: 8 Unexpected Similarities

Island Hopping in El Nido

When you think of Southeast Asia, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? White sand beaches? Elephants and tigers? Temples? You’re not alone. Most people think only of mainland SEA when thinking about the region but it actually a much larger area, including the Philippines. I spent two weeks in Bohol and Palawan last year and I was expecting those white sand beaches but what I wasn’t expecting were the similarities I kept finding between the Philippines and Nicaragua

My Newfoundland Winter Bucket List

Snowmobiling in Newfoundland

It’s no secret that me and winter in Newfoundland don’t always get along. It can be wet, cold, sloppy, and grey. Days are short. Sidewalks disappear. But there are also a ton of awesome things to do in Newfoundland in winter. So in my effort to embrace more positivity in 2018 I’m putting together a winter bucket list of outdoor adventures which will hopefully shift my winter attitude from barely tolerable to downright enjoyable.

My Winter Staycation at the Alt Hotel in St. John’s

Alt Hotel St. John's

What’s the best way to get the feeling of travel without having to hop on a plane or train? Book yourself a staycation in your hometown. I recently spent a relaxing, but stormy, weekend in downtown St. John’s checking out the brand new Alt Hotel.

Do You Change How You Speak When You Travel?

Do you find yourself changing how you speak when you travel? Do you use simpler words? Avoid slang? Do you pick up local words and phrases and bring them home? Five trave...

What to pack for your first time staying in a hostel

What Extras to Pack for Your First Time Staying in a Hostel

Hostels are great ways to make any trip more affordable. I mean, you can't beat a clean bed, ensuite, and breakfast for $30/night can you? But staying in a hostel means ...

Best and Worst of 2017

My Best (and Worst) Travel Moments of 2017

Globally, 2017 has been a bit of a dumpster fire but personally it’s been a pretty good year. Especially when it comes to travel. I got to visit four new countries, met...

I Was So Hungry, I Ate a Horse

You know that saying, “I was so hungry, I could eat a horse.” Well, I was. And I did. During my time in Slovenia actually. And no, it wasn’t that weird. Yes, I woul...

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