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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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