Travel Step-by-Step at Home and Beyond

A Wayfarer's Teacup

A Wayfarer's Teacup

Travel step-by-step at home & beyond

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Photo Diary: Exploring the Othello Tunnels near Hope, BC

Photo Diary: Exploring the Othello Tunnels near Hope, BC

Built in the early 1900s by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Othello Tunnels were designed to link the Kootenay Region with the BC coast by rail. Carved through the solid granite walls of the Coquihalla Canyon, the railway crossed over the rushing Coquihalla River via a […]

9 Budget-Friendly Toronto Activities

9 Budget-Friendly Toronto Activities

Toronto is an expansive metropolis with an endless array of things to do and see, but it can get expensive – especially if you are here for more than just a couple of days. I have been here for the past two months, and this […]

A Day in Toronto: Doors Open 2017

A Day in Toronto: Doors Open 2017

No matter the time of year, Toronto is a buzzing metropolis with an endless variety of things to do and see. That being said, summer is really the best time to visit the city – explore the festivals, wander the markets, immerse yourself in the diverse coming-together of cultures. This past weekend, the city hosted Doors Open Toronto, where participating venues opened their doors and offered tours to locals and visitors alike.

This year, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, there were 150 different buildings that were free and open to the public – everything from water treatment plants to museums and breweries. With so much to choose from, it is impossible to see them all in one weekend. This itinerary includes 3 venues that I chose to visit based on interest, history and proximity.

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5 Places to Explore in London

5 Places to Explore in London

EXPLORING LONDON You can go to many cities and feel like you have seen everything you need to see in a day or two. However, time and time again, I find myself strolling through London’s cobbled streets, experiencing the city’s particular style of organized chaos, […]

10 Best Things To Do In Edinburgh

10 Best Things To Do In Edinburgh

I have been living in the UK on and off now for close to three years, and I still feel like I haven’t seen nearly enough of this island! That is why, when a friend invited me on a trip up North, I said yes […]

Reasons to Stay at an Airbnb During the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Reasons to Stay at an Airbnb During the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

You know when you hear about something and think, “Hey, that’s a really smart idea, I should try that!” – and then just never do it? That’s me with Airbnb.

The concept of Airbnb – individuals renting out their homes to travellers – has always sounded intriguing to me. I love the variety of accommodation that this type of house sharing provides! It also allows visitors to see the destination from a local’s perspective.

However, despite this curiosity and intrigue, I still had never done it – until I visited the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and officially lost my Airbnb virginity.

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

If you haven’t visited the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before, now is the time to go. With this year’s Fringe Festival kicking off in August, you still have time to get tickets! Here are the 10 reasons why you need to start planning your trip today!

Best Doughnut Shops in Vancouver, Canada

Best Doughnut Shops in Vancouver, Canada

You know you’ve been watching too much of the Food Network when you start planning your day around your food – even your adventures! Granted, food always holds a special part in my day anyways, but today just needed to be a food hunt. This […]