Princess Treatment at Radisson Collection Royal Mile

Is there anything better than a suite on the top floor of 5 star hotel overlooking a castle and a street called Royal Mile?  I think not. Radisson Collection Royal Mile made my final two days in Edinburgh perfect.  I truly won't forget my stay here, or my visit to this city.  Edinburgh quickly became one of my new favorite cities- I know... I've said that too many times, but they [...]

By |2018-08-07T21:18:11+00:00March 29th, 2018|Europe, Reviews, Solo Female Travel|1 Comment

Exploring the Scottish Highlands with Timberbush Tour Company

Watch this article in motion: [youtube] 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

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, but for the first couple days while being introduced to the city, this was the way [...]

By |2018-08-07T21:27:20+00:00March 14th, 2018|Destinations, Reviews|1 Comment

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 their current size which holds 43.  It speaks to the quality of the hotel that they [...]

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 opened for limited dinner hours, one tiny shop a few minutes away where the owner sells [...]

By |2018-08-07T21:42:00+00:00December 23rd, 2017|Destinations, From ___ with love, Reviews|6 Comments

Where I stayed this week: Bocas del Toro, Panama

One of the oldest hotels in Bocas and full of charm, Gran Hotel Bahia is a must-stay when visiting Bocas Town, in Bocas del Toro, Panama.  I stayed for 8 nights and felt relaxed and completely at home. The hotel sits facing the waterfront docks full of bars, restaurants and shops so when you  walk outside there's not shortage of things to do.  It was quite a change of pace after [...]

By |2018-08-07T21:41:10+00:00December 21st, 2017|Central America, Reviews, Solo Female Travel|2 Comments

My Favorite Places to Eat, Sleep and Beach in Bocas Del Toro, Panama

I am just a Hippie Island girl at heart, and nothing has ever made that more apparent than my stay in Bocas del Toro, Panama this month.  My heart felt so full as we first arrived on the Caribbean side of the mainland in Almirante.  It was the first time I'd seen the Caribbean!  We hopped into a long tail boat that reminded me of the ones I became so accustomed [...]

By |2018-08-07T21:48:42+00:00December 16th, 2017|Destinations, Reviews|7 Comments

Red Frog Beach Resort | Bocas del Toro, Panama

Want to see all this on video?  Check out my YouTube episode! I found a slice of heaven on an island called Bastimentos in Panama. Nestled on the quiet side of Bastimentos Island, Red Frog Beach Resort is quite literally paradise on Earth. When my contact at the resort, Dan, said I'd be set up in a "Villa" I had no idea he meant a three bedroom house... Imagine my surprise [...]

By |2018-08-07T21:44:53+00:00December 13th, 2017|Destinations, From ___ with love, Reviews, south america|1 Comment

Review: Hotel Caribbean View | Bocas del Toro, Panama

My first week in Bocas del Toro was calm, pleasant and surrounded by water. In other words, it was heaven, for me. For the first six nights I stayed at Hotel Caribbean View on the island of Bastimentos, home to the always nearly empty (and stunning) Wizard and Red Frog Beaches. This island is less touristy than the main island in Bocas (Colon), which I really appreciated. Quiet slowness was exactly [...]

By |2018-08-07T21:33:10+00:00December 11th, 2017|Destinations, From ___ with love, Reviews|0 Comments

Beachside Living in Playa Coronado

After 10 days in Medellin, seemingly endless rain, and a few sleepless nights, I was SO ready for some beach time when we arrived in Panama.  Luckily, we had four days lined up at Inn Hostal B & B Las Catalinas where we would be a two minute walk from the ocean. Our flight over to Panama was the easiest flight I've ever experienced (shout out to you Copa Airlines!) as [...]