Travel Tips & Lists

Travel Tips & Lists

Solo and lonely? My experiences as a lone traveller





Everyone says, "find your niche" within the travel blogging world. It's challenging for me, as I've been an every-kind-of-travel, traveller. A jack-of-all-travels, one might say. Everything from budget to luxury travel, developing to developed countries, and immersive cultural travel to parking my ass at an all-inclusive resort. I've travelled with just Nick and I, ...
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What you don’t see on Instagram: 10 embarrassingly funny travel stories told through photos



Confession: while searching through photos for this post, I actually found a photo of myself naked at the top of a mountain. I was in Jasper National Park (Canada) in 2002, sitting on a large boulder with my arms wrapped around my chest and legs crossed – wearing nothing but hiking runners – with beautiful turquoise lakes and snow-capped Rocky Mountains in the background. Laughing at how ...
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Top 10 tried and tested family travel hacks



No one ever said travelling with kids is easy. The trade-off for "hard" is fun, adventure, culture, education, and much more. But... it can be easier! So that's why it's time to share my top family travel hacks.

Travelling helped shape me into who I am, and I want it to mould my kids into empathetic, adventurous, grateful, worldly humans. So if you're unsure of whether or ...
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Inspiring travel books for aspiring travellers



It's a refreshing feeling to tear yourself away from the screens. I still love picking out a new travel book and getting lost in it. There's something about hard copy – the detail, the incredible photography... the feeling. And let's be honest, a published author has more credibility than most bloggers out there (hence why this blogger is telling you about them). These are my top inspiring ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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My top 10 exhilarating YOLO travel experiences



It was damn near impossible to choose my top 10 exhilarating YOLO travel experiences. I had to leave off quite a few gems, and from this idea spawned post ideas about the craziest things I've done while travelling, the worst things that have happened to me, my favourite cities/islands/hotels/beaches...and many more.

Since initially writing this, I've been tempted to add ...