My Michelin Star eats around the world

The Michelin Guide is a series of guidebooks that have been published annually by the French tyre company Michelin for over a century. First released as a guide to help French motorists find lodging on the road, they are now exclusively devoted to fine dining. Considered by many to be the hallmark of quality cuisine,…

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My UNESCO World Heritage checklist

When the UNESCO World Heritage list was first published in 1978, there were only 12 places included. Since its inception, the list has now grown to encompass over 1000 sites worldwide, identified as places on Earth that are of outstanding value to humanity in terms of cultural, historical, or scientific significance. The UNESCO designation confers…

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#Alphabet Adventures: Travel memories from A to Z

I’m bored. The province of Ontario is finally looking at a gradual re-opening of the economy, but the process is going to be a slow one. This is surely appropriate, but it unfortunately means that my beloved hobby of travel planning is still on hold since I don’t know when I will be going anywhere!…

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Travelling the McWorld

Last month, I suggested to Mr. Chuckles that he consider starting a blog entitled ‘Travelling the McWorld’ in order to document his habit of eating at McDonald’s in every international destination we visit. He scoffed at the idea of joining the blogging world, so I’ve decided to write this post in his stead. In doing…

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Movies to scare you before travelling

With all the news about the Wuhan coronavirus, I have become a little anxious about my upcoming trip to Asia. So far, there are two confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV in Vietnam, with further global spread anticipated as Lunar New Year approaches and more international travel ensues. Hopefully the massive quarantines happening in central China will…

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Top 10 travel moments of 2019

This year was filled with new travel experiences, inspiring the inception of this blog, so there is no better place than here to reflect on my top memories from around the world in 2019. Over the past 12 months, Mr. Chuckles and I had the opportunity to embark on 4 trips, encompassing 3 continents, 5…

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Photo essay: The dogs of Peru

When we landed in Peru earlier this year, one of the first things we noticed was the abundance of dogs wandering the streets. We saw them all over the streets of Cusco, in the Sacred Valley, and around Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) too. There is indeed an issue with stray animals in Peru, but according…

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Blog milestone: 100 followers!

I received a notification from WordPress yesterday that I’ve Bean Travelling has now surpassed 100 follows, including a combination of WordPress reader, email, and social media subscribers. This blog was started on a whim as an inside joke between myself and Mr. Chuckles, but has since transformed into my creative outlet in a small corner…

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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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Welcome to the jungle: A week in the Peru Amazon

After a few days in Cusco and our Inca Trail experience, we headed north to begin the next portion of our Peru trip, in the Amazon rainforest. We embarked on a 6 days/5 nights stay with Amazonia Expeditions, a top rated ecolodge located on the Tahuayo River, a tributary of the Amazon River. Amazonia Expeditions…

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