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“Becoming Brave in Montreal” by Brittany Dickey

All settled into our hotel rooms, we decided to venture out into the streets of our new home for the next 6 weeks: Montreal, Quebec. We struck out on our own, thrilled to finally be walking around in the alluring city of Montreal. French words filled the air. The soft sound of a street musician’s acoustic guitar echoed from a metro entrance. Hare Krishna followers were brightly dressed and chanting on [...]

20 Hours in Reykjavík (and what to do on a long layover in Iceland)

Well, WOW Air did one thing right in my books recently... they planted me in Reykjavic, Iceland for a day long layover. Iceland. My #2 bucket list country (next in line to Japan) and I had 20 hours to taste test the capital of the world famous island. Ready, set, GO! We landed at 10 PM. My next flight wouldn't be until 6 PM the next day. Airport shops were closing [...]

100 Hours in Scotland

Country: Scotland Number: 35 Date: March 2018 Length of Stay:  100 Hours Time it Took to Arrive Here: 28 LONG years I've been dreaming of visiting Scotland, seemingly, forever.  I saw the Scottish countrysides in movies and television shows and envisioned myself amongst it all.  The lush green scenery grabbed my attention and had me daydreaming of the day I'd see it with my own eyes.  I pictured myself running through the [...]

By |2018-08-07T20:15:51+00:00April 25th, 2018|Destinations, From ___ with love, Solo Travel|2 Comments

Sleeping in a Capsule with Rainbow lights in LONDON

Throughout London you'll see quite a few St. Christopher's Inn locations- there are eight in London alone.  The hostel/hotel chain has many locations, and not just in the UK.  I actually stayed at another location in Berlin, Germany two years ago near the beginning of my travels and loved it.  They have four guiding principles at St Christopher's: Safe, Fun, Secure, Value- and I can vouch for all four. One of [...]

"My First Visit to LONDON" by HMD

London is a world famous city, and raved about in travel community for all it's offerings, sights and history.  It often shocked people that I hadn't made my way to "THE City" after so long on the road and quite a few trips to Europe, which is just a short flight away.  I put it off for various reasons, all the while knowing I'd make my way there someday and would [...]

Exploring the Scottish Highlands with Timberbush Tour Company

Watch this article in motion: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmvdN9dFd3o&w=560&h=315] Perhaps my favorite day spent in Scotland (no...DEFINITELY my favorite day) was the day we spent touring the West Highland Lochs, Mountains and Castles with Timberbush Tour Company.  If you want to really see the beauty in any country you're visiting, I believe, you've got to make your way to the countryside- you can't just stay in the city- so that's what we did. [...]

By |2018-08-07T21:19:05+00:00March 24th, 2018|Destinations, From ___ with love, Reviews|1 Comment

“I got kicked off a train and unexpectedly found myself in Dijon, France” by Ella Kim

One of the best trips that I ever took was to Dijon, France, although I was really on my way to Italy. I dreamt of eating homemade pasta by the ocean and taking a gondola ride on the canals but ended up in a city that is known for manufacturing one of the fanciest mustards in the world. When my friend Jenna arrived at my door in Paris, France where I [...]

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 I'd already adjusted to the cold, so I thought: why not finally make my way to [...]

And My Next Stop is…(Country #34)

I hinted at the Travel Pack Panel a few weeks back that my next stop would be one that I've been holding out for for quite some time- and that country is....drumroll please...ENGLAND! 🇬🇧 This will be my thirty-fourth country- which feels so crazy to say.  I remember when I had a solid goal of visiting 30 countries before 30, and here I am at 28 years old checking off #34.  [...]

By |2018-08-07T21:36:47+00:00February 14th, 2018|Dear Diary, Europe, From ___ with love|4 Comments