4 out of 4 travelers agree: wear layers in Iceland!

It’s finally here! Last week you met our intrepid travelers Jenn, Eileen, Steph, and Sangeeta. Now check out what they have to say about Iceland including how to get around, where to stay, and what not to miss. 

Let the beauty of Iceland take you away! (Psst, if you haven’t already clicked on “Iceland,”click here or click Steph’s lovely photograph below.)

Photo by Stephanie

Photo by Stephanie

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Dreaming of the Greek Islands – Postcard Monday

This Monday I am dreaming of the Greek Islands. I’ve never been to Greece but I would love to go one day. When I was little, I had a encyclopedia of Greek mythology that I kept under my bed; I would read if over and over again. It not only told tales of love, betrayal, heroism, and tragedy, but it also had pages upon pages of photographs of beautiful art inspired by the dramatic mythology. Continue reading

Good morning Alcatraz – Running across the Golden Gate Bridge

A view of Alcatraz from the Golden Gate Bridge

A view of Alcatraz from the Golden Gate Bridge

During my visit to San Francisco, I went for an early morning run across the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a fun way to visit the famous landmark and ended up being one of my favourite activities in San Francisco. It can be windy on the bridge but it’s a quick run (1.7 mile or 2.7 km one way). It’s a longer trip if you want to also visit Sausalito. Also, if you want to learn a lesson from my experience, check the ferry times back to San Francisco if you plan to take the ferry (but no worries if you forget, there is also a bus that takes you back to San Francisco). See more from my trip on San Francisco – “Tourist! No Leaning!”. More pictures from the run below. Continue reading

San Diego on a Shoestring – A One Day Highlight Tour and 4 Tacos for $19

If you like to travel and you travel lots, you likely travel with a budget in mind. That being said, I also try to refrain from letting my budget restrict me from truly enjoying a city. Fortunately, San Diego is a great city for budget conscious explorers. First of all, the weather is great almost every day of the year (although I was surprised to learn from locals that September, when I was there, is the hottest month). Secondly, there are lots of great things to do for free. I didn’t set out to travel on a shoestring but all the things I wanted to do in San Diego turned out to be really affordable!

Here’s how to spend a fantastic day in San Diego and really get a feel of the city on a $20 budget. Your best bet for this itinerary would be to visit on a Sunday or a Tuesday. Continue reading

San Francisco – “Tourist! No leaning!”

In July, I was lucky enough to be invited on a one week trip to San Francisco and Yosemite. It was the perfect combination of urban exploration and natural beauty. There is so much to do in San Francisco that you can’t even begin to pack it all into two days. We made the most of our 2 full days in San Francisco and I don’t think it could have worked out better. Continue reading

Where art intersects nature and the importance of word of mouth – The Haliburton Sculpture Forest

Guardians of the Forest by Brett Davis

Guardians of the Forest by Brett Davis

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a couple outdoor sculpture museums in the recent past. As with many good travel tips, I learnt about most of them through word of mouth. Most recently, I was doing some work just outside of Haliburton (Ontario, Canada), and was told there was a lovely sculpture forest in town so I went for an impromptu visit on my way home.

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