Travel Challenge: Day 1

Thank you so much to Angela at Suitcase Travel for nominating me for the Travel Challenge. Check out her wonderful blog for more on her explorations around the world. The Travel Challenge involves posting one favourite travel photo each day, and then nominating someone new to join in. Thatโ€™s 10 days, 10 travel photos, and…

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2020: A year in review

Happy holidays! As the year finally wraps up, it’s time to look back at all that has happened during the mess that was 2020. I would have liked to write a similar post as I did in 2019, reflecting on my top travel moments of the year, but you all know how our globetrotting dreams…

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Sunrises & sunsets around the world

Thanks to Rebecca Goes Rendezvous and Chalk & Cheese Travels, I’ve got a new post idea. Both of these great blogs recently shared their top 10 favourite sunrise and sunset photos from around the world, so I was inspired to take a look back through my albums to see what my collection looks like. To…

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Sunday Funday: Signs around the world

Here’s one inspired by Tricia at Travels Through My Lens from her recent post on funny signs found around the world. Like Tricia, I love taking photos of signs. Sometimes they are amusing due to poor English translation, but for the most part it’s simply enjoyable to document the unique and quirky observations we make…

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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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Food tours around the world

If you’ve been following I’ve Bean Travelling for awhile, you will know that most of my travel is very much centred around gastronomy. Mr. Chuckles and I absolutely love to go on food tours as an avenue to discover new cuisines, meet other travellers, and see local sights, all at the same time. I’ve mentioned…

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Is there a doctor on board?

As I am currently scraping the bottom of the barrel in terms of travel blog content, I thought about writing up a short post about my past resort vacation to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. However, whilst pondering that post, I remembered that my experience on the flight there was perhaps a lot more ‘exciting’ than…

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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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#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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