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10 Days in Bali with Kids
AsiaIndonesia

10 Days in Bali with Kids



Culture, scenic beauty, gastronomic delights, equatorial heat, adventure activities, and killer nightlife - Bali has it all. It's not easy to decide how to spend your 10 days in Bali with kids when there are so many things to do there, but we figured out a pretty sweet itinerary.

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What to do in Phong Nha National Park, Vietnam with kids
AsiaVietnam

What to do in Phong Nha National Park, Vietnam with kids



When I return from a trip, I usually write about my favourite place first. From our December 2018 trip, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (Phong Nha) in Vietnam was that place. This magical UNESCO world heritage site is set in lush surroundings in Central Vietnam, and features the most amazing caves. It's listed as the number three place to visit in all of the country by Lonely Planet, but ...
Fancy a Tuscany road trip? Love wine? Read this.
EuropeItaly

Fancy a Tuscany road trip? Love wine? Read this.



A few years ago, I had the pleasure of drinking a bottle of 2008 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino. I instantly declared it one of the best red wines I had ever tasted and can still feel its perfectly smooth and silky finish. Fast forward to October 2017, when Nick and I travelled to Italy for the first time with his sister Ashley and her now husband Dale (who goes to Italy for their ...
Tofino must dos (with or without kids)
CanadaNorth America

Tofino must dos (with or without kids)



At the edge of an island on the edge of a continent, sits the ruggedly beautiful surf town of Tofino, B.C., Canada. One of Vancouver Island's gems, Tofino had been on my "must do" list for years. Luckily I live in B.C., so it was convenient to visit and combine our stay with other stops in the province. My "Tofino must dos" cover not only what to do, but also where to stay and eat, and how ...
Secrets of the incredible Galapagos Islands (9 surprises I found there)
EcuadorSouth America

Secrets of the incredible Galapagos Islands (9 surprises I found there)



The Galapagos Islands - sound exotic, right?! I remember learning about Charles Darwin's theories back in grade school and hearing of the Galapagos Islands for the first time. A cluster of islands in the middle of nowhere; somewhere people surely didn't visit (or so I thought). We laughed about a bird named the blue footed booby, which would've been even funnier had we known the males ...
70+ countries then baby makes three… now what?
Travel Tips & Lists

70+ countries then baby makes three… now what?



Welcome to my first travel Q&A! I had this idea because I didn't want EVERY post on YOLO Travel Experiences to be about me and my family. I want to tell travel stories from other people who have inspired (or completely sold) me on new destinations for my bucket list, or travel ideas to keep in my back pocket .

This first Q&A is with a rad travel duo (well, trio) I ...
10 days in Hawaii Island (the Big Island) with kids
North AmericaUSA

10 days in Hawaii Island (the Big Island) with kids





"I wanna go back to my little grass shack in Kealakekua, Hawaiiiiii..." This catchy tune ran through my head as I momentarily woke every so often from light turbulence on our red-eye home, happy and fulfilled from our 10 days in the Big Island with kids, two little sleeping heads on my lap.

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Big Island snorkeling: why it’s the best (with video)
North AmericaUSA

Big Island snorkeling: why it’s the best (with video)



How awesome is snorkeling with ocean creatures in their natural habitat? It's a highlight for me on any trip. We had two Big Island snorkeling experiences in Hawaii that were unreal. The highlights? Coming within inches of spinner dolphins and giant manta rays. Like move-out-of-the-way close! 2206 ...
5 YOLO travel experiences I’d never do again
Travel Tips & Lists

5 YOLO travel experiences I’d never do again



When I was brainstorming for my post, "My Top 10 Exhilarating YOLO Travel Experiences," I couldn't help but think of  some of the "exhilarating" things I'd never do again. Here are a few I'm OK with sharing that I hope you'll find amusing, even though I'm not exactly proud of them. Would I do them again in my 20s? Maybe. But now that I'm closer to 40 than 30 and not on a shoestring budget ...
Best family ski resorts Canada: 6 reasons to visit Big White
CanadaNorth America

Best family ski resorts Canada: 6 reasons to visit Big White



At age 32, I was fortunate to move to what I call the ultimate year-round destination - Kelowna, B.C., Canada (lake in the summer; ski hill in the winter). Despite my opinion on Kelowna though, sometimes the cold days and dark evenings of long Canadian winters can get depressing. But when you've got one of the best family ski resorts in Canada less than an hour from your doorstep, winters ...