I write on the topics of solo travel, budget travel, food, wine, and my hometown of Toronto. Other destinations I know a lot about include Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, New Zealand, and Thailand.
How to Travel Internationally for $1000 A Week (Or Less)
There are many ways to enjoy a budget trip without sacrificing comfort and enjoyment, even if you travel solo. The tips and tricks below assume that you’re traveling independently.
10 things I’ve learned over 27 years of traveling solo as a woman
After 27 years of solo world travels, Marie-France Roy shares some of the things she’s learned along the way, including packing tips, staying safe and making friends.
Perfecting the stopover: how to turn a layover into a playover
What if a stopover could let you visit a second country or city for less money than a direct flight to your destination?
7 budget destinations that should be on your 2019 bucket list
Choosing interesting destinations where my money goes a long way is essential. I also like finding places that are a little off-the-beaten-path, while still safe for solo females. Here are my top 7 places for a fascinating budget trip.
Slovenia in one week: The ultimate guide
“The green heart of Europe”, “Europe in miniature”: Slovenia’s many monikers are all true. This small country in southeastern Europe is a mixture of Austrian, Italian, and Slavic influences all rolled into one.
Five amazing destinations for skip-generational getaways
(May 2018 issue) Ditch the parents! Skip-generational travel is on the up, with grandparents sweeping their grandchildren away for no-holds-barred dream holidays.
9 dishes that’ll make you fall in love with Taiwan’s food scene
Food in Taiwan is a national obsession. With night markets that rival Singapore’s, hole-in-the-wall eateries serving traditional specialties, and restaurants in every price range, it’s no wonder the locals are always eating.
Ecuador in one week: The ultimate guide
If you’re a vacation-deprived North American, take heart. You can still see a lot on this 7-day itinerary that takes you along Ecuador’s mountainous spine from Quito to Cuenca, its two main colonial cities.
Quito and beyond: 7 destinations to visit in mainland Ecuador
Quito has a lot to see and do. And within just a few hours of the capital, various compelling destinations can be visited.
How to spend 2 days in Taipei
Taipei is a very walkable city, with wide sidewalks, traffic lights, and a very high safety rating. Although there are lots of things to see in Taipei, two days give you enough time to cover the highlights.
Why you should visit Colombia’s coffee region
You have no doubt heard of Cartagena, Bogotá, and possibly Medellín, but I want to talk about my favourite corner of Colombia: Salento and the Cocora Valley, located within the Zona Cafetera. This region produces a sizeable portion of the country’s coffee crop.
Everything you should eat in Oaxaca, Mexico’s culinary capital
Oaxaca is one of the top foodie regions in Mexico, offering some of the best and most varied food in the country. Here is what to eat where.
5 Argentinean Patagonia must-sees
Everyone has heard of Torres del Paine in Chile, but the Argentinean side of Patagonia offers its own stunning attractions. Here are five that you shouldn't miss.
5 European day hikes everyone should experience
Here are five of the most scenic and most accessible day hikes in Europe. All you need are an average level of fitness and good shoes.
10 Zika-free honeymoon spots
While the Zika virus is prevalent across much of the tropics, there are still plenty of destinations that are both romantic and Zika-free.