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Things to do in St. John’s Newfoundland

My love for St. John’s, Newfoundland happened on my first work trip there in 2010. I was sitting in the back of a cab on my way to the hotel when I mentioned to the driver that it was my first time in town. He insisted in driving me up to the highest point of the city (no extra charge) to...

My perfect day solo at the spa

I wasn’t expecting to have a spa day this weekend but after my vacation got unexpectedly cancelled, I had some free time on my hands. My favourite day spa in Ontario is Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ontario. It’s about an hour and a half drive from Toronto, so I left early on a Saturday to...

Solo travel guide to Fogo Island

Fogo island was always on my “must do” list but it kept getting pushed to my to do pile each year. Finally, I decided to book a solo trip in May and try and see what this beautiful Newfoundland island was all about. You have to take a ferry to Fogo island but it’s not...

Iceberg hunting in Newfoundland

The first time I saw an iceberg, I ruined a pair of heels and was late for work. I was so excited when I saw a newspaper article in St. John’s Newfoundland about a new iceberg in the harbor that I forgot I was actually on my way to work. A few minutes of trekking through muddy...

Costa Rica Solo is so Amazing!

I wanted my first trip to Costa Rica to be a bit more organized than my other trips. I’d never been to Central America and was a bit unsure as a solo traveler, what to expect. So, all my hotels and transportation were pre-booked prior to leaving. As soon as I landed, all my fears...

Visiting a coffee plantation in Costa Rica

I’m a coffee fanatic so I knew I wanted to visit a coffee farm when I was in Costa Rica. On my trip to the Alajuela Province, I stayed at the Retreat which happened to be close to an organic coffee farm. Read more about that stay in the Costa Rica in this post. The hotel set up a tour to...

Solo dining adventure in Amsterdam

Eating out while traveling solo is a fear for a lot of travelers but it doesn’t have to be scary!  With some research beforehand and an open mind, you can have some great solo dining experiences! Amsterdam is a wonderful city with a ton of great restaurants.  While on my last solo...

Five mistakes to avoid on your Amsterdam trip

I just returned from a solo weekend in Amsterdam and have my top five mistakes to avoid to ensure a great trip!  1. Not booking ahead- You must book some attractions ahead of arriving in Amsterdam, such as Anne Frank’s House (two months in advance is ideal) and the Van Gough Museum...

Haarlem for a day trip solo

Haarlem is the cutest little town only about 15 minutes away from Amsterdam by train. If you have a chance to add another day onto your Amsterdam adventure, I highly recommend Haarlem. Those fifteen minutes on the train transport you to a small, beautiful town with great food, gorgeous...

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