Category: Travel

  • The ancient obelisks of Rome

    Ancient Egyptian and Roman obelisks are scattered throughout Rome, often in front of history churches. Learn about their history and current locations.

  • The historic churches of Rome

    We explore some of the most interesting historic churches, basilicas and cathedrals in Rome, from early Christianity to the Renaissance, briefly outlining their history and cultural significance.

  • 2 days in Verona

    2 days in Verona

    While many know of Verona as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (and The Two Gentlemen of Verona), it should be on more people’s radar because of it’s Roman history, impressive Venetian architecture, and rich arts and culture scene. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

  • 4 days in Trieste, Italy

    4 days in Trieste, Italy

    Trieste is an important port city on the northern Adriatic Sea. Over the course of its history, it has gone from being part of the Roman Empire, to the Republic of Venice, to Austria-Hungary, to its own Free Territory, to present-day Italy (among others). So much to explore in just 4 days!

  • 10 prettiest villages along Quebec’s Route 132

    While some road trips are all about the final destination, others are about the journey. With a province as large and varied as Quebec, it’s easy to plan both types of road trips. In this article, I share some of the cutest, most picturesque villages are passed through on our various Quebec road trips. These towns aren’t necessarily destinations in and of themselves, but they’re fantastic places to stop for a stretch, grab lunch, or snap a few photos if you’re in the area.

  • 5 days in Gaspé’s Forillon National Park

    During our 2020 Quebec roadtrip, we stayed a few nights in Gaspé’s Forillon National Park, but we only scratched the surface of what the park had to offer. We also really enjoyed the drive out to Gaspé along Route 132. So in 2022 we decided to do another Gaspésie roadtrip, this time spending 5 days […]

  • 5 days in Turks and Caicos (on a budget)

    Learn how to visit Turks and Caicos on a budget while still visiting all the best beaches and doing all the top activities, including snorkelling, parasailing, paddleboarding and horseback riding.

  • 2 days in Singapore

    2 days in Singapore

    Singapore is an island city-state at the tip of the Malaysian peninsula with a population of 5.6 million. It has 5 official languages, with English being the primary language, which makes Singapore a very convenient and easy destination for English-speaking tourists. The diversity of cultures, religions and languages in Singapore is part of its identity (and success), and makes it a fascinating place to visit. We show you the best things to do during your 2 days in Singapore.

  • 1 day in Hong Kong

    1 day in Hong Kong

    If you’re only in Hong Kong for 24-36 hours on a layover, we show you how to make it a mini-vacation and see all the best sights.

  • 3 days in Playa del Carmen

    Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya area of Mexico is a popular tourist destination. While Playa is a bit of a party town, with all-inclusive resorts, bars and clubs, it’s also perfectly situated for cultural and adventure tourism. We show you how to spend 3 days in Playa del Carmen and see some fascinating sights (beyond the club).