Below the Terrace: What’s Under the Dufferin Terrasse?

One of the main attractions in Quebec City is the mega-opulent Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. It feels a little weird to say that a hotel is such a popular destination, but this place has more of a castle feel than anything else. The 18-storey, 600-room hotel is by far the tallest, most prominent point on […]

Surviving a Solo Road Trip

  Over the past few years, I’ve taken quite a few solo road trips. If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll know that a lot of my friends live in Canada and I like to visit them. Driving is way cheaper than flying, and honestly, the added bonus about not needing to worry about […]

Amsterdam in 36 Hours

The weather had been a pretty consistent light drizzle (and cold) in England, so when I arrived at my hostel next to Amsterdam’s Vondelpark and the girl checking me in said that the next day was going to be really rainy, I was jolted back to the reality that… different places have different weather patterns. […]

Odd Things I do to Save Money for a Trip

I’ve given up buying coffee on the way to work and almost never go out to eat. Lists that cover things you can do to save money for X-reason, no matter how general they may be, are definitely valuable. If every list you look at has even one idea you haven’t yet thought of, the […]

The ONE Question I Always ask Locals

Looking to explore more off the beaten path travel? Every trip I take, I make it a point to speak with locals. It doesn’t have to be a deep moving conversation (though it can be if the interaction moves that way), but I always make a strong effort to connect in some way. My favorite […]