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    Mini-Guide to Old Montréal

    Montréal: city of history, cultural melting-pot, and home of the best soft-serve ice cream I’ve ever had. Here’s my mini-guide to the Old Town of a city I’ve been dying to get back to since I was 15.  I recently hopped on a plane for a whirlwind 72-hour trip to Montréal to celebrate the wedding of the lovely Karlie Rosin, and I was so excited, not only to witness my friend marry her soulmate, but also to finally explore one of my favourite cities as an adult. Specifically, the Old Town and Port (or Vieux-Montréal and Vieux-Port) areas. Back to my roots When I was 15, I spent a summer…

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    The Wellness Products I Can’t Live Without When I Travel

    Wellness is particularly important to me when I travel, and I’ve previously shared some tips for staying healthy and happy while travelling, here on the blog. I take most of my home wellness routine with me when I travel, because I can, and I because it’s important to me. And while it’s nice to shake things up sometimes, my overall wellness isn’t worth shaking up; so my travel wellness essentials come with me. In honour of Global Wellness Day (day of this post!), and because I’ve discovered some great new products for my travel wellness arsenal, I’ve pulled together a list of some my favourites. Almost all are made in…

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    Exploring East Sussex Wine Country with Vine + Country Tours

    If you’re not from the UK (or have been living under a rock since Harry married Meghan), your first question is possibly “Where is Sussex?”. Answer: Sussex is in south-east England. Your next question might likely “England has a wine country?” Answer: Yes. East Sussex wine country. Actually, wine countries, plural. And they make damn good wine. When you think of England in terms of alcoholic beverages, you might think of an ale or bitter; maybe a a refreshing gin and tonic. Likely not wine. But East Sussex wine country happens to have soil very friendly to the grapes used for sparkling and Rosé wines. Which has made the their…

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    The Best Scenic and Affordable Day Trips from London

    Want to see more of England than just the crowded streets of London? Get out of the city and for a scenic day trip from London! I’ve put together a list of my favourite (and still to-do) affordable day trips that are all just a short drive or train ride away from the city.  Don’t get me wrong, London is amazing — I love it more every time I go. (Six times and counting!) But sometimes, it’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle to go find some wide open spaces. If you haven’t seen the English countryside from anywhere other than looking down from your plane seat,…

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    5 Tips for Travelling as a Couple

    Similar to travelling with friends, there are key things to keep in mind when travelling with your partner. Here are some tips for travelling as a couple. Before I met the Brit, I had become accustomed to travelling mostly solo. But it’s way more enjoyable to travel with someone, so you can share those special moments. One of my favourite things about our relationship is that we travel well together, and we have many of those special moments — very grateful! Although we’ve been together for over three years, our trip to England for Christmas was the first time we had been on a plane trip together. Prior to this,…

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    10 Stretches to Keep Your Body Happy While Travelling

    Travel can be hard on the body. You know what I mean. Stiff neck from falling sleeping with your head at a weird angle (even with a neck pillow!) Sore back and shoulders from sitting in the awkward seats. Tight legs and hips from sitting too long. Hands and feet feeling heavy. The interesting thing is that you can feel much of the same after playing tourist and being on your feet all day. Go figure. So what can you do about it? One word: stretch. The below are some easy stretches* you can do while en route or in your accommodations — no yoga mat necessary. These travel yoga stretches…