Photo Friday: Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul

This week’s Photo Friday is inspired by Leighton from Leighton Travels, who just published a great post about his visit to a hanok village in Otgol, South Korea. He reminded me of my own experience in a hanok when I travelled to South Korea back in 2018. Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village…

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Travelling within Canada during Covid-19

Our recent trip to Niagara Falls a couple weeks ago was the furthest that we’ve ventured out since our return from Cambodia and Vietnam in February, pre-pandemic. What was it like embarking on our first travel experience since the Covid-19 pandemic? Refund policies for transportation and hotels are more flexible. We opted to take public…

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Photo Friday: Playa Bávaro, Punta Cana

Special thanks to Andy at Andy’s World Journeys (and whoever inspired Andy) for the idea behind this new series. For this Photo Friday, here is a shot of Bávaro Beach at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. I have only ever been on two Caribbean island all-inclusive vacations, and my last…

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Journey to Niagara Falls, Canada

Finally, some new travel content for this blog! Last weekend, Mr. Chuckles and I ventured out on an overnight trip to Niagara Falls – here on the Canadian side, of course. Covid-19 cases are on the rise in our province again and this may be as far as we will be able to travel for…

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How I cancelled an international trip during COVID-19

Back in late January before the world completely imploded, there were already stirrings of a brewing outbreak. At that time, COVID-19 was primarily contained in China but many people travelling to surrounding areas in Asia were becoming concerned about the safety of proceeding with their trips. You may recall me mentioning that my mother was…

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Hotel roundup: Where we stayed in Cambodia & Vietnam

I suppose that few people are planning trips to Asia lately, but one day this whole virus craze will simmer down, and someone out there may find this post useful. I did a great deal of preparation for our recent self-guided trip through Cambodia and Vietnam, including research on the best hotels in several cities…

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A budget break in London, England

Back in 2017, a visit to London, England was my first self-planned European vacation (pre-Brexit). My sister and I booked our one week getaway to the English capital when we saw a super cheap flight deal on WestJet. At the time, they were marketing roundtrip airfare to London Gatwick at about $500 CAD from Toronto.…

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The hills are alive in San Francisco

I just spent about a week in San Francisco and have the blisters to prove it. I visited this hilly city for a two day conference, and afterward took the opportunity to do some sight seeing in the company of Mr. Chuckles when he joined me over the weekend. Around San Francisco we go In…

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24 hours in Lima

The format of this post is inspired by one of my favourite New York Times travel series, 36 Hours. We spent one full day in Lima to cap off our trip to Peru. After nearly two weeks of early mornings and bodily strain sustained in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, on the Inca Trail, and in…

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A delicious weekend in Montréal

After returning from my grand journey in Southeast Asia and getting back into the grind of work and daily life this past month, I decided it was time to satisfy my travel craving once more. Mr. Chuckles had only a long weekend to spare for vacation time, so we opted to take a local mini…

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