YOLO Travel Experiences

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4 days in NYC: epic and unique things to do

In July 2019, I poured a glass of rosé and turned on Alicia Keys' Empire State of Mind. Belting it out like I was Ms. Keys herself, I paused to laugh as my husband washed the ...

Unfortunate YOLO experiences: backpacking Nicaragua

I can't say we weren't warned. The charming surf town of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua gets crazy busy during Semana Santa (Easter for Catholics). One April 2011 day while ...

Top 8 must-see Tenerife attractions

The following is a guest post by Nick Dean of

globalbackpackers.com. When Nick reached out about a Tenerife, Spain guest post on my site, I ...
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The best Okanagan wineries: your ultimate guide (written by a local)

I'm not writing this guide to the best Okanagan wineries as a sommelier or journalist on a press trip. I'm writing it as a long-time, ...
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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 ...
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Disneyland hacks and highlights to make your trip awesome

Confession: prior to going, I wasn't sure if I would love Disneyland. It felt like an obligatory trip one must do while their kids are young. Turns out my piss poor attitude ...

The adventurous 10 day Vietnam itinerary

I get it. It's impossible to decide where to go in Vietnam with limited time, because there are so many cool spots from North to South. So instead of spending hours figuring ...

An unforgettable Bai Tu Long Bay cruise (Vietnam)

Legend has it that millions of years ago, a dragon descended on the sea Northeast of Vietnam, dropping hundreds of eggs, which hatched to form beautiful karst ...

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 ...

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. ...

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