INSPIRATION & EXPERT ADVICE FOR INDEPENDENT TRAVELLERS

INSPIRATION & EXPERT ADVICE FOR INDEPENDENT TRAVELLERS

Author Archives: Rhonda Krause

Hiking Down Monte Brè- Switzerland’s Sunniest Mountain

One of the best ways to experience both the natural beauty and Italian influence of Lugano is by hiking on Monte Brè. Monte Brè is one of two mountains that frame the lakeside city of Lugano, separating Switzerland from Italy just a short distance away. From the top of Monte Brè, I got to witness...

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Driving the Dingle Peninsula- Points of Interest

Ireland has no shortage of scenic driving routes, but one that should not be missed during a road trip in Ireland is a drive on the Dingle Peninsula. Narrow roads on the Dingle Peninsula weave their way across a rugged and ancient landscape, linking together timeworn ruins, small towns, and sandy coves. Driving the Dingle...

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Winter Getaway in Saskatchewan- Prince Albert National Park and Elk Ridge Resort

After a few days of enjoying winter activities in Saskatoon, I decided to extend my winter trip to Saskatchewan by heading north to Prince Albert National Park. Surrounded by boreal forest, Prince Albert National Park was a great destination to experience both the tranquility and adventure that I find so rejuvenating. Whether I was inside...

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Winter Trip to Saskatoon- Fun Things to Do in Saskatoon in Winter

I like to travel locally in the winter, so this year decided to hop one province over to Saskatchewan, to see what the city of Saskatoon had to offer winter adventurers. During my winter trip to Saskatoon, I discovered that Saskatoon is the “cool kid” of the prairies. I don’t call it that since it...

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Swiss Travel Pass Guide- How to Buy and Use the Swiss Travel Pass

Switzerland was an absolute joy to visit and a big reason for that was how easy the Swiss Travel Pass made it to explore the country by public transportation. For my two week trip to Switzerland, I decided to utilize the Swiss Travel Pass since it was inclusive of many different types of transportation, straightforward...

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The New York CityPASS- What Is It and Should You Buy It?

It’s no secret that sightseeing in New York City can be expensive. Admission prices for most attractions are $25 and up, then add in a bad exchange rate for us Canadians, and a trip to New York can quickly end up costing a small fortune. To help save money during our 5 days in New...

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Exploring Bavaria- The Best Places to Visit on a Trip to Bavaria, Germany

Perhaps no other region we visited during our 5 weeks in Europe had a more romantic atmosphere than Bavaria in Germany. From fairy-tale castles, idyllic villages, and unspoilt countryside, there were plenty of lovely places to visit in Bavaria during our honeymoon. In addition to Bavaria’s more romantic locations, the state is also home to...

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6 Memorable Things to Do in Zermatt- Switzerland’s Alpine Paradise

Of all the wonderful locations included in my two week Switzerland itinerary, there was no place I was more excited to visit than Zermatt. Zermatt had everything I hoped to see and experience on my first trip to Switzerland– wooden chalets, rocky mountains, sprawling glaciers, sparkling lakes, alpine hikes, and oh-so satisfying cheese fondue. And...

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The Best of Central Park- Self-Guided Walking Tour

New York City’s Central Park is a favourite gathering place of both tourists and locals alike. The park’s 3.41 square kilometres boasts ponds, sculptures, archways, meadows, and gardens, all framed by NYC’s emblematic skyscrapers. Featured in countless movie scenes, with so much to see and do, it’s no wonder that Central Park is one of...

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Secret Canyon- A Non-Crowded Alternative to Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona

In this age of Internet and social media, it’s easy to feel like there are few discoveries left when it comes to great travel destinations. Yet, there’s a slot canyon near Page, Arizona that hasn’t made it onto the radar of most tourists who are following the masses to the famous Antelope Canyon. But I’ll...

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Photo of the Week: Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Page, Arizona boasts plenty of natural attractions but one of my favourite places was Horseshoe Bend. Aptly named, this almost symmetrical bend in the Colorado River resembles the shape of a horseshoe, its sandstone banks towering 1,000 ft above the meandering water. From the Horseshoe Bend Overlook, you’ll be able to enjoy the classic view...

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7 Wonderful Things to Do in Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Schaffhausen may not be top of mind when thinking about places to visit on a trip to Switzerland, but it absolutely should be. This small historic town in northern Switzerland has plenty of charm and a surprising amount of attractions. With Renaissance period architecture, a lovely riverside location, close proximity to Switzerland’s largest waterfall, and...

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Visiting Cahergall and Leacanabuaile- Irish Stone Ringforts

Ireland is full of intriguing ancient sites from timeworn cemeteries to aged castles, but one of the more unique historic attractions I came across during my two weeks in Ireland were stone-walled ringforts. When I was driving the Ring of Kerry I took a short detour off the official route to visit two Irish ringforts-...

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Visiting the Magic Water Circuit in Lima- A Night of Fountains, Colour and Lights

Nearing the end of our 3 week trip to South America we spent some time in Lima, a city that didn’t really impress us apart from one (literal) bright spot- the Magic Water Circuit. With 13 fountains, the Magic Water Circuit in Lima has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the...

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Hiking the Five Lakes Trail in Zermatt- See Unforgettable Views of the Matterhorn

Switzerland is known for its outdoor adventures and alpine scenery and one of the best ways to experience both is by hiking the Five Lakes trail in Zermatt. The Five Lakes Walk (5-Seenweg) is a pleasant day hike in Zermatt that offers extraordinary views of the Matterhorn mountain (you know, the one on the Toblerone...

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Best Ancient Sites in Greece- 6 Archaeological Sites Worth Visiting

While many tourists flock to Greece for its picturesque islands and beautiful beaches, what inspired me to visit was the country’s influential history and archaeological remains. As the cradle of Western society, there are plenty of ancient sites in Greece where you can learn about Europe’s first advanced civilizations. From their architecture, technology, art, mythology,...

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Nabana no Sato Winter Illumination- A Spectacular Light Festival in Japan

There are plenty of winter illumination events in Japan, as decorating cities and gardens in extravagant light displays has become somewhat of a modern Japanese tradition. One of Japan’s largest illumination displays is the Nabana no Sato winter illumination, at the Nabana no Sato flower park in Kuwana. Each year millions of LED bulbs transform...

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What to Expect on Your First Trip to Switzerland- A First Time Visitor’s Guide

My first trip to Switzerland was a long time coming- it was a place I’d dreamed about visiting for many years before I finally went. I’d spent hours admiring photos, building Switzerland up in my mind so much that I arrived expecting near perfection. Luckily, it was even better than I’d imagined and all the...

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2 Weeks in Switzerland- My Itinerary for Active Travellers

Before my 2 week trip to Switzerland, I had a somewhat stereotypical vision of what Switzerland would be like. I expected to see wooden chalets, meadows surrounded by rugged mountains, and cows grazing in green pastures as bells around their necks rung with every move. I looked forward to indulging in warm cheese fondue and...

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Flightseeing in the Yukon- 4 Awe-Inspiring Air Tours

There’s no better way to experience the boundless beauty of Canada’s north than to go flightseeing in the Yukon. Witnessing the monumental glaciers, rocky mountain peaks, emerald lakes, winding rivers, alpine meadows, and roaming herds of wildlife from above, further ingrained my love for the Yukon. Flightseeing tours are my favourite thing to do during...

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