global adventures of a value-conscious, style-minded traveller

S+H Monthly Check-In

Get travel and style tidbits sent straight to your inbox every month.

Sunday Snap: Cable Cars of San Francisco

San Francisco Cable Cars |

It’s that time of year where I’m starting to long for Spring. I can’t wait for the messy, slushy snowbanks to disappear and to pack away my down parka and boots in exchange for spring jackets and ballet flats. So this Spring-longing got me thinking back to my trip to San Francisco in April 2011 and one of the most iconic images of San Francisco, the cable car. While slower and more expensive than regular transit, they are definitely worth the ride at least once.

Three Way Thursday: St. John’s

St. John’s, Newfoundland has long known hard times and with our developing oil industry we’re starting to know some good times. So it makes sense that St. John’s is a city that can cater to any budget. Here’s how you can balance your budget in the far east of the Western world.

Sunday Snap: Meiji Shrine Wedding

Meiji Shrine Wedding |

While visiting the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan I was lucky enough to stumble upon the solemn procession of a traditional Shinto wedding. During the ceremony, the couple shares three cups of sacred rice wine (taking turns drinking). A priest recites Shinto liturgy, and a shrine maiden performs a sacred dance. They then conclude with another solemn procession.

Love Land: Come with a Sense of Humour

Love Land |

Happy Valentine’s Day! And do I have a post for you…but first…you may want to hold off on reading this post until you’re somewhere not so public lest you shock your co-worker or that little old lady on the bus. Love Land on Jeju Island is South Korea’s first sexual theme park featuring over 140 sculptures that take a lighthearted look at sex. Come with a sense of humour and you won’t be disappointed.

Dubrovnik at Night |

One Night in Dubrovnik

The night air was warm in Dubrovnik as I walked down the Stradun. The streetlights made the polished marble streets shine as if they were still wet from a washing. The cr...

Korean War Veterans Memorial |

Sunday Snap: Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. What struck me here was the photo that someone had hung on a post. I can only assume it was a friend or family member who s...

This is My Canada

Canadian bloggers are getting together in a giant game of tag to tell you about our Canada and what you shouldn't miss when you come visit us. Canada is a pretty awesome ...

Kerry Mountains |

Sunday Snap: Kerry Mountains, Ireland

My dad and I were racing, well, anxiously puttering – I didn’t dare go above 65 km/hr –  through the twisty, turny road over the Kerry Mountains in Ire...

    • Lets get wanderfully lost mykonos mykonostown mykonosisland visitgreece greekislands cyclades
    • Travel to Greece in the fallfewer crowds  Although I
    • When you think of the Greek islands you think whitewashed
    • TFW you spot yourself in the feed of one of
    • I love finding weird and unusual things to do in
    • I love street art and the HOPE Outdoor Gallery in
    • Im back in London for a couple of days and
    • Austin sure had no shortage of murals with the name