How to NOT Gain 10 Pounds On Your Next Trip

There's nothing better than a new adventure, but staying healthy and not gaining weight while you travel can be a challenge. Trust, me — I, and a huge pasta belly that I brought back from Italy (and thankfully lost), know.

You're thrown out of your comfort zone, knocked out of your regular routine, and are no longer surrounded by familiar food, and your favorite workout spots. 


13 Travel Quotes to Feed Your Wanderlust

I have always loved quotes — those one or two sentences that can shift your perspective, inspire you to say yes to an adventure, or pull you out of a funk. 

These are some of my favorite travel quotes by writers, travellers, fictional characters, and people who just had something inspiring to say. 


15 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Lagos in Portugal

Stretching 150 km along the southern coast of Portugal, the Algarve is arguably one of the most beautiful and varied coastlines in the world. 

You can find solitude on sandy islands, action-packed golden beaches with amazing nightlife, and the famous breathtaking cliff-backed shorelines that have taken over Instagram. There are also charming towns packed with cafes, restaurants, bars, shops, and lots of cobblestone streets to wander through when the sun goes down.


Your Guide to Literary Road Trips Across America [Infographic]

Inspired by well-known works of literature, like Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and Tom Wolfe’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, this infographic follows the narrative arcs of six books to give us a guide to literary road trips across America.

Check out these awesome routes that recreate each authors' experience. Who knows — you may end up writing a literary road trip of your own! 


Hit The Open Road! Road Trip Tips for an Epic Adventure

Have you been craving the feeling that comes when the city is finally in your rearview mirror and you have hit the open road in search of new experiences and epic adventures? 

Yes? 

Well, you've come to the right place! 

Here is everything you need to know to make sure your next road trip is focused on fun and not on being hangry, locking your keys in your car, or getting stuck listening to crappy music the whole way! 


Exploring The Slums of Mumbai [Video]

World traveler and filmmaker Jacob Laukaitis, recently spent five days living deep in the slums of Mumbai and documented the experience in an eye-opening film. (Check out my Q&A with Jacob to learn more about him here.)

"This experience opened my eyes in ways I couldn’t have imagined because I got to spend so much time with the local people, who completely transformed my outlook on what their lives were like," explained Jacob,  "I visited their homes, schools, apartment buildings, sewers, marketplaces, and a lot more places."


The Most Epic Road Trips in The World

Road trips are one of the best ways to travel because you get to experience everything hands-on — the culture, the people, and the scenery of every place you visit (or pass through). Some of the best parts of a new place, that you would miss if you are rushing from place-to-place on a plane or train.

That’s why I love this awesome infographic guide to the longest roads (aka most epic road trips) in the world! 


10 Quotes By Paulo Coelho to Inspire Your Next Adventure

After reading only a few pages of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, I knew that I was hooked for life on the writing of this inspiring Brazilian novelist. 

These are only a few of my favorite quotes, from some of his most popular books, that are sure to inspire you to take a risk on that next adventure! 


Your Guide To Staying Healthy While Traveling

Staying healthy while traveling can be a challenge.

You are out of your comfort zone, away from your daily routine, and often nowhere near soap and water right when you need it. 

Plus, you are in contact with A LOT of new people. 


GUEST POST: The 10 Best Cities to Visit in China

China is a huge and diverse country, which can be overwhelming to travel through — especially if you have a limited timeframe or budget. There are cities full of skyscrapers and those will transport you back in time, but they all hold a uniqueness that will make you want to linger a little longer. 

To help you plan your trip, I've narrowed down the huge list of cities in China to the ones that you absolutely must see as a first time (or repeat) visitor.


15 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Lisbon

Portugal's capital city, Lisbon is enchanting with its maze of steep cobblestone streets, stunning tiled buildings, sun-drenched squares, outdoor cafes, and beautiful historic sites. 

If you still need to be convinced that you should add this destination to your travel bucket list,  what makes this city even more appealing is that fact that it is one of the most affordable places to visit in Europe (you can get a coffee and a croissant for 1 Euro!). Plus, the location of the city gives you access both to mountains and water, its restaurants are packed with delicious local delicacies and amazing Portuguese wine, and the people are unbelievably welcoming.


6 Essential Winter Air Travel Tips

Are you avoiding below-zero temperatures and traveling to a warm-weather destination? Or, are you heading right into the storm and traveling somewhere cold to enjoy winter sports? 

Wheather you are leaving from a snowy destination or headed to one, these are the essential winter air travel tips that you need to know to make sure your vacation gets off to a good start!


Your Guide To Trekking The Sulphur Skyline Trail in Jasper, Alberta

There are a lot of stunning hiking trails in Jasper National Park, but when it comes to day hikes, the Sulphur Skyline Trail offers the biggest bang for your time and effort.

Nothing beats a 360-degree view that seems to stretch out forever and makes you feel like you are on top of the world. 


GUEST POST: Planning a Big Trip? Your Guide To Long-Term Travel

The travelers of this world understand why traveling is addictive. There is this thrill of being in a new place, the sensation of experiencing something that you can only experience in this one exact spot. Sometimes it is the vibe of a Central American beach town or an Asian metropolis that captures your heart, sometimes it is a remote stretch of wilderness that takes your breath away. The exhilaration of travel is enough to make you wonder: What if I could just keep traveling forever?


Travel Quiz: Which Travel Quote Describes You Best?

Are you the type who is ready for a rugged adventure and content to live out of a backpack for days on end? Or, do you prefer to indulge in luxury and spend your days enjoying the sunshine by the pool? Maybe you're the type that likes to blend in with the crowd and get immersed in the sights and sounds of a foreign culture. 

Whatever your travel style, there's a quote out there that is sure to get you in the mood for your next trip! Take our quiz to find out which travel quote describes you best! 


10 Travel Quotes That Will Inspire You To Explore The World

There's nothing like a good travel quote to inspire you to pack your bags and take off on an adventure!

I am a sucker for quotes of any kind, and you can usually find me with a pen in hand when I'm reading ready to underline a favourite quote or jot it down to reference later. It's amazing the power that one or two sentences can hold when you need a little inspiration. 


Start Your Trip Right! 8 Tips For A Seamless Arrival

You finally got your suitcase zipped-up, made it to the airport with minutes to spare before check-in closed, managed to get through security without being strip-searched, and had just enough time to buy water, a magazine, and some chocolate (I never fly without chocolate), before it was time to board.

Exhausted, you half-slept through the three movies you watched on your 9 1/2 hour flight, and you're feeling a bit disoriented — but you made it! 

 


Your Guide to Trekking The Epic West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island

The West Coast Trail will forever hold a special place in my heart. 

I embarked on this epic 75 km trek with a group of fellow trekkers that included my dad, my best friend and her dad, and three of our dads' friends. We had no idea, standing at the trail head in Port Renfrew on our first day, the adventures that would befall us. 


3 Amazing Restaurants In New York City That You Must Experience

One of the most important things about traveling is eating — and not just because your travel buddy gets grumpy when she's hungry. A city's food and the ambiance in the places it is served can end up being some of your favourite, most memorable experiences.

These are three spots that I tried on my last visit to NYC that are definitely not to be missed.


Dining In New York City By The Numbers [Infographic]

Did you know that Manhattan has one Starbucks location every 5.6 blocks?! 

Find out more interesting facts about dining in NYC with this infographic made be me!


8 Sights In New York City That Live Up To The Hype (+Packing Tips)

Guys, I (seriously) love New York. 

I knew that I loved it before I had even set foot in it. 

And it wasn't just because of all the gorgeous photos on Instagram or my addiction to Sex and The City. No, it just seemed to contain all of the things that I love in a city: food, cafes, museums, art galleries, shopping, parks, libraries, history, fashion, culture, quirkiness… what more could you ask for?! 


Destination Paris: Unconventional Things to See & Do in This Must-Visit European City

The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, Champs-Elysees — there are so many incredible things to see and do in Paris. But, with so many major sights to check out, travellers often skip (or don't even know about) the other stunning museums, parks, and one-of-a-kind sights to experience in the city. In this post, we are leaving the conventional spots behind and taking a look at some unconventional spots that are definitely worth adding to your must-see list.


How To Pack Your Carry-On Bag Like An Expert

Packing a carry-on for a trip involving air travel isn’t rocket science, but you would be surprised how many people forget to throw even the smallest (but often the most important) things into their bag. 

The first thing to remember is that your carry-on can't be more than 10kg. Though you can often sneak through with a heavier bag (I do it all the time), there is always the risk of getting caught and having to pay to check your heavier items. 


5 Important Questions To Ask a Potential Travel Buddy

Trust me, travelling can test ANY relationship.

Whether you are planning on travelling with your boyfriend, best friend, sister, father, or a new acquaintance, there are a few questions pre-travel that you must ask any potential travel buddy to make sure you both have an amazing trip.


How to Protect Your Travel Funds & Become a Cash-Savvy Traveller

Whether you are a penny-pinching backpacker or a traveller with deeper pockets, everyone loves a great, cash saving travel tip.

These tips will not only help you save and protect your money while you are travelling, but can also lead you to more genuine cultural experiences and — what every traveller loves to collect — some great stories.


Travel Tales: Catching A Ride With The Easy Riders In Vietnam

There is a white, round scar, about the size of a dime, halfway up the inside of my calf. Like the tattoo on the bottom of my foot, I forget that it's there sometimes, but as soon as I catch a glimpse of it out of the corner of my eye, it always makes me smile.

My travel buddy Michelle and I had just spent a long night on a sleeper train (if you ever get a chance to sleep on a train do it, it's the coolest feeling) from Hanoi to what we thought was Hoi An, Vietnam.


   Travel Trends: Book A Layover Instead of Trying To Avoid One   Avoiding long travel layovers used to be the goal when it came to booking tickets — not anymore!

Travel Trends: Book A Layover Instead of Trying To Avoid One
Avoiding long travel layovers used to be the goal when it came to booking tickets — not anymore!

   13 Travel Quotes That Will Inspire You To Pack Your Bags!   Get ready for your next adventure with these inspiring travel quotes from!

13 Travel Quotes That Will Inspire You To Pack Your Bags!
Get ready for your next adventure with these inspiring travel quotes from!

   Your Ultimate Guide to The Best Spots To Travel In 2017   Wondering where to go on holiday this year? You've come to the right place!

Your Ultimate Guide to The Best Spots To Travel In 2017
Wondering where to go on holiday this year? You've come to the right place!

   12 Top Tips For Solo Travelers   I'll be the first to admit that traveling alone for the first time can be scary What happens if you get lost? 

12 Top Tips For Solo Travelers
I'll be the first to admit that traveling alone for the first time can be scary What happens if you get lost? 

   The One Travel App I Can't Live Without    This fantastic app gives you access to fast, detailed maps while you are offline. 

The One Travel App I Can't Live Without 
This fantastic app gives you access to fast, detailed maps while you are offline. 

   24 Hours in Shanghai   Do you only have a day to spend in Shanghai? You've come to the right place!

24 Hours in Shanghai
Do you only have a day to spend in Shanghai? You've come to the right place!

   What You Need To Know About Thailand's Official Year of Mourning   On October 13, 2016, Thailand's beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away.

What You Need To Know About Thailand's Official Year of Mourning
On October 13, 2016, Thailand's beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away.

   The Best Travel Quotes From Around The World    Need some inspiration for your next adventure? Here you go!

The Best Travel Quotes From Around The World 
Need some inspiration for your next adventure? Here you go!

   How To Survive a Bear Attack   If you are in a situation where you are threatened by a bear, it is important to know what you are dealing with.

How To Survive a Bear Attack
If you are in a situation where you are threatened by a bear, it is important to know what you are dealing with.

   6 Items I Pack For Every Trip (and you should too!)   No matter where you are headed, you need to pack these items. 

6 Items I Pack For Every Trip (and you should too!)
No matter where you are headed, you need to pack these items. 

   What's The High Line in NYC? (and why you should visit it)   It's on every "must see" list for New York City, but what  is  the High Line?

What's The High Line in NYC? (and why you should visit it)
It's on every "must see" list for New York City, but what is the High Line?

   Reads For The Road: The Road To Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson   I had never actually read anything by Bill Bryson — glad that changed!

Reads For The Road: The Road To Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
I had never actually read anything by Bill Bryson — glad that changed!

   5 Things All New Travelers Need to Know   I get a lot of questions from novice travelers — here are some top tips! 

5 Things All New Travelers Need to Know
I get a lot of questions from novice travelers — here are some top tips! 

   The Best Podcasts To Listen To While Traveling   Do you have a long flight, six hour road trip or bus ride in your future?

The Best Podcasts To Listen To While Traveling
Do you have a long flight, six hour road trip or bus ride in your future?

   Traveling By Plane? Here's What NOT To Do   Don't annoy fellow passengers on your next flight!

Traveling By Plane? Here's What NOT To Do
Don't annoy fellow passengers on your next flight!

   10 Tips For Women Visiting Morocco   A maze of winding alleyways and intricately tiled doorways await you in this mesmerizing country.

10 Tips For Women Visiting Morocco
A maze of winding alleyways and intricately tiled doorways await you in this mesmerizing country.

   Adventure Tales: Camel Trekking in The Sahara Desert   The tale of my overnight journey into the desert.

Adventure Tales: Camel Trekking in The Sahara Desert
The tale of my overnight journey into the desert.

   7 Diseases You Can Get From Mosquitos (and now not to get them)   Yup, there are a lot of scary viruses that you can get from mosquitos.

7 Diseases You Can Get From Mosquitos (and now not to get them)
Yup, there are a lot of scary viruses that you can get from mosquitos.

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