Guesthouse Living in Edinburgh

Guesthouse Living in Edinburgh

Guesthouses are little gems in the tourism world. They make you feel at home, even if you're a million miles away.  They're cozy and give you a localised experience, which is exactly what I wanted for a few days in Edinburgh.  I had plans to check in to a hotel to wrap my trip up, [...]

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“An East Coast Girl in a Southwest World” by Amanda Alcamo

“An East Coast Girl in a Southwest World” by Amanda Alcamo

Guest #blogger Amanda shares her choice for #snow over sand, and her experience as an #EastCoast girl visiting the #Southwest part of the #USA. #SheGoesGlobal #Travel

Living like a Local in Leeds, England

Living like a Local in Leeds, England

In February, with plans to head back to the states by the end of March, I had about 5 weeks left to explore more of Canada (I was in Montreal), but I was really feeling the need to slow down before beginning the journey home.  The project I worked on in Canada was over and [...]

Hotel de Paris: My New Favorite Boutique Hotel in Montreal

Hotel de Paris: My New Favorite Boutique Hotel in Montreal

Hotel de Paris is an old family manor turned hotel on Sherbrooke street in Montreal, and I was lucky enough to call it home for 10 days.  The hotel has been operating for over 30 years and has quite a cool growth story, starting out with only 9 rooms and expanding over the years to [...]

Finding Bliss in a Blizzard

Finding Bliss in a Blizzard

Note to readers: I'm trying something new.  You can now watch this article in video form on Youtube!  Click and subscribe here. It's below zero degrees outside and I've found myself in Montreal, Quebec, Canada of all places, in the dead of Winter.  I'm looking out the window at white covered everything, wondering how I'll [...]

8 Reasons I love Montreal

8 Reasons I love Montreal

1. People. I would venture to say that 50% (minimum) of the experience you're going to have with a place is a direct result of the people you meet and interact with. I was fortunate to meet quite a few cool people in Montreal, and even made some lifelong friends. There's a strong sense of [...]

Where I stayed this week: Cahuita, Costa Rica

Where I stayed this week: Cahuita, Costa Rica

My first five days in Costa Rica were spent at the Magellan Boutique Hotel in Cahuita, and I could not have picked a better spot to start my tour of this country.  Cahuita is a quiet little beach "town," near Puerto Viejo, where you're forced to slow down, look around and just enjoy nature.  There's one restaurant that's [...]