We The North, Canada: What You Need to Know Before you Go

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After falling off the blogging wagon for the months of August and September (all I did during that time was party, acquire two kittens, and binge watch Narcos), I am back on and am fully committed. For the time being, anyway. However, the thought of penning a blog about one of my most recent trips brings me feelings of hesitation and embarrassment, because this one is about my homeland; The Great White North, Canad-eh. I am not embarrassed because Canada is my homeland, no no, it’s actually quite the opposite. What does make me scarlet is the fact that I can sit here, typing about all these other countries and adventures from around the world, but when it comes to the place where I actually hail from, I really haven’t seen or done a lot.  Continue reading

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A Couple Days in Kraków: Tips for making the most of your koople’s city break

imageOf the sixteen holidays I went on last year (yes…16, I went a bit OTT), nine of those were with my man friend, Andy. Nine. And we are still thriving. This excessive amount of traveling really boils down to the simple fact that dating me means dating the world; I am a person who is in a constant state of ‘Dora the Explorer’ing’, and as a result, anyone who dates me is too. Continue reading

Traveling As A ‘Billy No Mates’

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Life has been pretty full on lately; I just turned 30, I’ve done a few inaugural festivals to mark the start of summer, I’ve played host to my immediate and extended family on separate occasions in Dublin, and all the while my travels and ‘7 continents by 30’ goal have sat on the back burner.

Busy-ness is partially why I haven’t added to my global adventures, but perhaps a bigger set back is that I have been waiting on a new passport – my old one wasn’t to expire until next year, but as first world problems go, I had filled it up with stamps. No more pages = no more travels. My solution to my full passport WAS to book travel though. Makes total sense, right? Hear me out.

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