A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a fascinating city, one that you’ll likely want to revisit again and again, but what do you do and where do you go once you’ve already been back a second or third time and have covered most of the top attractions? One way to explore Hong Kong a little…

The Bizarre Bone Chapels of Portugal

The first of Portugal’s many Capelas dos Ossos that I visited was in Faro, the capital of the Algarve region. This southernmost slice of the country is best known for its sunny beaches and lively nightlife. Finding out there was a chapel decorated with human bones just a short drive from the sun-loungers and karaoke bars definitely made me raise an eyebrow. It was certainly quirky enough to earn a place on my travel itinerary, and I jotted it down before absent-mindedly scrolling down to see what else Faro…

The Lakes of Band-e Amir, Afghanistan

Any car can drive on any road, as long as the driver is determined enough. Travel has taught me this lesson time and time again, and the drive to the sapphire lakes of Band-e Amir, Afghanistan’s first national park, is yet more proof. The road begins innocently enough. Fresh black asphalt cuts through the sparse plains around Bamiyan, a town high in the Hindu Kush mountains, only half an hour from Kabul by plane. The road from Bamiyan to Band-e Amir feels new… and probably …

Airport Tips to Help You Get Through Security Quicker

This article is brought to you by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to help you avoid delays during the summer travel season. It’s summer, you’ve been planning your big vacation for a while, and all you can think about is getting to the lake/beach/mountain – it’s understandable! But with your mind’s eye fixed on your destination, it’s easy to forget about the journey, particularly…

Winter travel tips to get you through airport security quickly

Travelling with the family can be challenging, especially when you get to airport security. Following these tips from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) will not only help bring the stress level down, but also get you through the checkpoint faster and easier. Download CATSA’s app Go to CATSA’s website (catsa.gc.ca) and download their “Breeze through security” mobile app. In addition to wait times, you’ll find information on what you can and can’t bring through security and helpful tips…

Travelcuts Travel Doc Film Fest + Win Your Dream Trip!

If you have some upcoming travels this summer and you’ve been thinking of dabbling with video, DO IT! Not only is video a fun way to document your trip and remember it by, but it could also lead to another great adventure. This summer, travelcuts is asking you to submit your travel videos …

Win 2 Global Passes to see Europe by Train

Whenever I’m faced with a long journey that can either be completed by bus or by train, I always end up choosing the train. I like the comfort of spacious seats that can also be turned into beds for overnight trips, the fact that trains bring you right into the heart of the city, and the added bonus that you get to enjoy the countryside as you zip past little towns and hamlets. I actually…

Portraits from around the world

The following photo essay is from Gianni and Ivana, two travel bloggers I had the pleasure of connecting with in Chiang Mai, Thailand… While I love taking pictures of landscapes, which are often the only unspoiled part of a country— cities and villages make me feel more active and engaged while on the road. Nature offers us soothing peace and physical challenges, but cities test your social skills in an entirely new way— with people. Taking photographs of people reveals a lot not only about foreign cultures and people, but it…

Airport Tips: Making Screening a Breeze this Winter

Today’s post comes from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority. With the holiday season quickly approaching, they asked to share a few winter travel tips to help get you through airport security with ease! The weather outside may be frightful, but travelling this winter can be delightful! Whether you’re packing for a winter wonderland with the kids or escaping the cold, these tips from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) will make airport security a breeze.   Before the airport Snowy…

Solo Travel Destination: Atacama, Chile

We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Nick, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Nick lives in Chile and submitted the following report about Atacama. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers! Solo travel rating: 2 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please…

Solo Travel Destination: Mpumalanga, South Africa

We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Emily, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Emily lives in South Africa and submitted the following report about Mpumalanga. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers! Solo travel rating: 2 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please see chart below.) Languages spoken: English, Sotho, Zulu, Afrikaans, Xhosa The view from God’s Window. Reasons to go:  This beautiful province is …

Solo Travel Destination: Ionian Islands, Greece

We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Alejandro, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Alejandro lives in Sweden and submitted the following report about the Ionian Islands. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers! Solo travel rating: 1 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please see chart below.) Languages spoken: Greek, English Ithaca Reasons to go:  Traveling solo and without a car? Absolutely! Greece is my top …

Solo Travel Destination: George Town, Malaysia

We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Anne-Marie, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Anne-Marie lives in Belgium and submitted the following report about George Town. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers! Solo travel rating: 1.5 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please see chart below…

Solo Travel Destination: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Barbara, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Barbara lives in the United States and submitted the following report about the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers! Solo travel rating: 2 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please see chart below) …