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

What 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 there are a few extra things I need to pack. Find out what they are.

My Best (and Worst) Travel Moments of 2017

Best and Worst 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 great new people, and had some amazing experiences I’ll never forget. So I thought I’d share some of my favourite moments with you.

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 would eat horse meat again.

Accidental Island Hopping in Malta

Island Hopping in Malta

“I’m trying to get to Comino.” “You can get there from Gozo.” “I don’t have a ticket. I need a ticket.” “It’s ok. Just go, the gate is closing. Go.” I was still half asleep from the hour long morning bus ride so I just followed the crowd. I followed the crowd off the bus. I followed the crowd into the terminal. I followed the crowd onto the ferry. I followed the crowd to Gozo. And that’s how I found myself accidentally island hopping in Malta.

How to pack the perfect carry on bag

Packing the Perfect Long-Haul Carry On Bag

Whether you go carry-on only or you check a bag, if you’re taking a long haul flight you’re also going to want a smaller cabin bag to tote all your in-flight essentia...

Christmas in Newfoundland

Christmas is a wonderful time right across Canada, but Christmas in Newfoundland is something extra special. Here in Newfoundland and Labrador we’ve got a few things th...

How much does it cost to travel to Nicaragua

When is the Best Time to Visit Nicaragua?

If you’re looking for a new vacation destination this year and want something off the beaten path and affordable, have I got a spot for you! Nicaragua has great beaches...

Banje Beach, Photo by Jimmy Harris

Guide to the Best Dubrovnik Beaches

Just can't wait to strip naked and jump into the clean, clear sea? Then Dubrovnik beaches are going to be right up your alley. They can range from sandy, quiet stretches ...

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