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Costa Rica: Then and Now

Costa Rica

I wasn’t planning on travelling this winter/spring. I really wasn’t. I told all my friends as much. I made plans for how I’d squirrel away money instead to pad up my savings account. I tried to find ways to convince myself that seeing a slowly growing account would be just as thrilling as tropical adventures. But then came the seat sales.

How to Get an International Drivers License in Canada

Think you might want to rent a car or motorbike while abroad? While some countries don’t require any special permits, many will accept an international driving permit (IDP) along with your Canadian driver’s license as proof of your skills behind the wheel. They’re only available from CAA and are valid for one year. For the relatively small fee, you should really consider it as a vital part of your travel documents.

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

Snowmobiling in Newfoundland

My Newfoundland Winter Bucket List

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 al...

Alt Hotel St. John's

My Winter Staycation at the Alt Hotel in 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, bu...

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 ...

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