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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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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Trip roundup: More thoughts on Cambodia & Vietnam

We are now safely back in Toronto, getting reacclimated to the brisk temperatures and snowstorms. I’m still trying to rework my circadian rhythm to get over this terrible jet lag, so am forcing myself to stay awake by writing this blog post, with a few more random thoughts on my recent journey through Cambodia and…

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5 tips for staying healthy while travelling

*Update 25/08/2020: Since this post was written, the Covid-19 pandemic has evolved. Guidelines aptly change as new information becomes available; this is how science works. Wear a mask or face covering to protect yourself and those around you. Reconsider non-essential travel and adhere to self-isolation requirements in your region. As we approach our departure to…

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E-Visa applications: Cambodia edition

In my last post, I outlined the e-visa application process for Vietnam. Today, I finally wrapped up my pre-trip preparation with approval of my Cambodia visa. The Cambodia tourist visa application process is a bit more straightforward than in Vietnam. There are again two options: visa on arrival (VOA) or the e-visa. Unlike in Vietnam,…

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Applying for the Vietnam E-Visa

Happy New Year! My start to the new decade was spent doing some additional preparation for my upcoming trip back to Southeast Asia. As I’ve written before, Mr. Chuckles and I are in the midst of planning a trip to Cambodia and Vietnam that is fast approaching. Now that flights are booked and the itinerary…

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Best and worst of Intrepid Travel Thailand & Laos Adventure

Those who followed this blog over the past couple weeks will know that my recent trip through northern Thailand and Laos was with a small group tour via Intrepid Travel, specifically the 13 day Thailand and Laos Adventure. Now that I’m settled back at home, I’ll leave you with a review of my experience on…

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