Destination Guides, Itineraries, and Travel Tips

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Bled Castle Restaurant - A magical meal in a fairytale-like setting

Bled Castle Restaurant – A magical meal in a fairytale-like setting

Food is such an integral part of our travel experience. We've noticed that taste is usually sub par when it comes to restaurants with a view, but this is not the case at Bled Castle Restaurant. Whether it's the food, service, or the ambiance, it is without the doubt the ...
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Exploring the City of Mozart with the Salzburg Card

Exploring the City of Mozart with the Salzburg Card

So you're planning your Salzburg adventure and want to make the most of out of your visit given only a few days. You might be wondering the same thing we did, "is the Salzburg Card worth it?" The short answer is- YES! Salzburg, or "salt castle", was once a powerful, ...
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Roadtrippin’ in the Balkans with NOVA Rent a Car

We celebrated our honeymoon on a few Greek islands and with a road trip through Croatia. Finding a reliable car rental company in the Balkans was not an easy feat. We have no problems with big names in North America but we came across many, many negative reviews of the same ...
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Overnight layovers in London – Sleep easy at YOTELAIR

This was our third time with an overnight layover in London; making it our third sleep at YOTELAIR. We usually avoid lengthy layovers like a plague but we don't mind them in London thanks to this innovative airport hotel! With two locations, one inside Terminal 4 at Heathrow and another inside the ...
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Viewing London from 800ft above the ground

With fewer than 24 hours to spare, we were on the hunt for the best view of London. We saw a few of London's famous sites from the ground level the last time we were there. This time we kicked it up a notch and saw London from the 72nd ...
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20 Photos to inspire you to visit El Nido in Palawan

20 Photos to inspire you to visit El Nido in Palawan

Hurricane Hagupit swept across the Philippines days before our flight to El Nido in 2014. We shrugged off the sunk costs and tried our luck again in 2016. When we arrived at Mactan-Cebu Airport to check in for our flight, we were told our flight was canceled. Dammit, what does it freaking ...
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Embracing the Wild Life with 8 things to do on Bowen Island  + GIVEAWAY

Embracing the Wild Life with 8 things to do on Bowen Island + GIVEAWAY

This post is sponsored by Sakroots to promote the launch of the new Wild Life print by Niki Pilkington. Call us biased but we're proud to say we live in the most beautiful province in Canada, where Mother Nature has graced us with the most comfy climate and stunning scenery! This ...
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24 hours in Hualien and Taroko National Park in Taiwan

Oh, Taiwan. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Taiwan is known for its mouthwatering food and unparalleled hospitality. Visitors rush to see the iconic Taipei 101, but there's more to Taiwan than just Taipei. The true beauty of this island country lies on the east coast, where plains are forever ...
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The perfect winter getaway at the No.1 ski resort - Whistler

The perfect winter getaway at the No.1 ski resort – Whistler

Vancouverites are really lucky. We're not only spoiled with 3 different local mountains all within a 45-minute drive, but also a world-class ski resort just 2 hours away. Every winter calls for a Whistler getaway to escape the city life, even if it's just for a short weekend. If you ...
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Planning your visit to the sacred island of Miyajima, Japan

If you're visiting the Kansai region of Japan, chances are you're including at least one of Kobe, Nara, Hiroshima, and Miyajima in your itinerary. All of these can be easily accessed because Japan's vast transit network is ridiculously efficient (much like everything else in Japan)! Why not escape from the hustle and bustle ...
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The Ultimate Guide to Tikal National Park in Guatemala

Once a powerful empire with 120,000+ inhabitants at its peak, Tikal remains one of the largest and most iconic Maya ruins in Central America. Whether you're a history junkie or Star Wars fan (or just an average Jane/Joe), I think it's safe to say that nobody travels to Guatemala or mainland ...
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Eating like a local in Belize – cheap eats and where to find them!

wPigging out is a huge part of traveling for us. I'm a picky eater so I was worried I'd only be eating rice and beans in Belize, but boy was I wrong! Because of the blend of ethnic groups in Belize, Belizean cuisine features the same mix of flavours and ingredients ...
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12 Must-Do’s for first-timers in Bali, Indonesia

Some people say Bali is overrated and that it's lost its magic over the years. I say those people must be on something 😛 The list of things to do in Bali for first-timers can go on forever, you'll never run out of things to do! We spent a week in Bali ...
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8 Reasons to convince you to visit Cebu in the Philippines

Ahhh, the Philippines... Where the sun's so hot that it hurts and the water's so clear it looks like the pool. The first choice that comes to mind when people are picking a destination in the Philippines is usually Boracay or Palawan. While Cebu doesn't have the white sandy beaches of Boracay ...
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Chasing Sunrise at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala

The Indian Nose sunrise hike is an absolute must when visiting Lake Atitlan. I hear ya, who the hell wants to wake up at 4am for a leg workout while on vacation?! Trust me, this one's worth your time. Plus, the hike ain't even bad! It's named 'Indian Nose' because ...
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Lantern Festival in My Motherland – Taiwan!

This post about the Taiwan Lantern Festival is sponsored by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. If you didn’t know already, I was born in Taiwan and I can’t praise my motherland enough. The food is to die for and the people are one of the friendliest in the world! What better ...
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