Why Paris Syndrome is BS.

I first heard of Paris Syndrome when I was living in Korea. There were these chain bakeries and coffee shops all over the place with a Paris Theme. On every corner, you would find a 'Paris Baguette,' or 'Tous les Jours.' Much like you could find a Tim Horton's in Canada pretty much everwhere. In [...]

By | 2017-05-30T18:29:12+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Europe, France, Travel|0 Comments

Why I Was Almost Denied Entry to Ireland

Visas. They're a complicated matter. I'm lucky and privileged in that I hold a Canadian passport that allows me to visit most countries as a tourist "visa-free." This means I don't need to apply for anything ahead of time, it is unlikely that I will need to provide documents upon arrival, and I can often [...]

By | 2017-05-26T13:01:10+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Europe, Ireland, Travel|Comments Off on Why I Was Almost Denied Entry to Ireland

Top Travel Circuits: Backpacking in Europe

The best backpacking advice I can give you is simply to pack your bags and go.  Backpacking abroad has become something of a right of passage. Backpacking isn't something new, but it is becoming more and more popular, and even easier thanks to all the information we now have and the lowering costs of [...]

By | 2017-05-07T12:59:13+00:00 May 8th, 2017|budget, Europe, Travel|Comments Off on Top Travel Circuits: Backpacking in Europe

Dublin in a Day

Whether you're just here for a short time or want to get all your sight seeing in on your one day of sunshine so you can spend those rainy days in your cafe/office/hotel getting shit done - here's the best to see of Dublin - in a day. Getting around While Dublin [...]

By | 2017-04-26T16:15:55+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Europe, Ireland, Travel|Comments Off on Dublin in a Day

Visiting Castles in Cork

There are over 40 castles in the County of Cork. Cork is the biggest county in Ireland, which I only learned after booking a hotel in "Cork," taking a bus to "Cork City," and learning that Cork is much bigger than a city and there was no way to get to our hotel. Nonetheless, [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:37:43+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Europe, Ireland, Travel|Comments Off on Visiting Castles in Cork

When your travels don’t go as planned – the bus strikes & my trip around Ireland

Things don't always go as planned. Any traveller knows you have to come to "expect the unexpected." On this current trip in Ireland that has certainly been true. Keen to explore as much of the country as possible I was looking to do a castle hopping tour as well as hit some highlights such as [...]

By | 2017-04-14T19:56:22+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Europe, Ireland, Travel|Comments Off on When your travels don’t go as planned – the bus strikes & my trip around Ireland

1 Day Tour in Scotland with Haggis Adventures

Scotland has so much to offer, it's literally impossible to see it all - especially during a short stay. I was visiting Edinburgh for one week, house and pet sitting on the outskirts of the city centre, near Arthur's Seat. Many days were spent exploring the city, the beautiful old buildings, the castle on [...]

By | 2017-04-10T18:28:17+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Europe, Reviews, Scotland, Travel|Comments Off on 1 Day Tour in Scotland with Haggis Adventures

Visiting Ireland in the Winter

I'm sure it's the Canadian in me, but I consider winter to be from about November until mid-March. Despite March being spring for some people, as far as I'm concerned, if there's a chance of snow, it's winter. I've been in Ireland on and off from December through March. Here's some of my highlights from [...]

By | 2017-03-23T15:49:08+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Europe, Ireland, Travel|2 Comments

Ride Share your way through Europe – A Blablacar Review

Blablacar: The Site Blablacar is a rideshare website, or "carpooling community" as they call it. The interface is surprisingly simple; put in where you're leaving from and where you want to go and if there are people offering rides, they'll show up. There is one downside to this system though, you can't put in general [...]

By | 2017-04-20T20:45:08+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Europe, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Ride Share your way through Europe – A Blablacar Review
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