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The best places for downhill skiing near Quebec City

After a skiing weekend where you can combine some city culture with skiing adventures? Look no further than Quebec City. There are several places to go downhill skiing near Quebec City and all of them offer something different. Whilst eastern Canada isn’t known for mountains like its western cousins, that’s not to say you can’t find good skiing. The elevation might not be as high, but when temperatures plummet to -30 at an elevation of ...

The best things to do in Vancouver in winter

It's heading into another Vancouver winter and that means dark, short days and so, SO much rain. But don't worry there are still plenty of things to do in Vancouver in winter. Evenings spent on the beach watching the sunset may be over, but winter means ski season, festivals, funky light events and new trails to explore. Below are some of the best outdoor and indoor activities in Vancouver this winter. If you're wondering what ...

The best things to do in Holbox, Mexico

Our recent trip to Mexico included spending 3 days in Isla Holbox, or just 'Holbox', as you'll commonly hear it referred to. This Mexican island is growing in popularity and is often cited as "the next Tulum". We much preferred it to Tulum, where we'd spent the 4 days prior. It was quieter, cheaper, and prettier! While Holbox is getting more popular as the years go on, when we visited Holbox in October, it was super ...

The best Holbox restaurants you need to eat at

For a relatively small island, Isla Holbox isn't short of places to eat. In fact, the Holbox restaurants we ate at were some of the best of our entire trip to Mexico. Yes, often cheaper AND tastier than some restaurants in Tulum. If you're planning a trip to Isla Holbox, then be sure to check out my pick of some of the best restaurants in Holbox that you simply can't miss! Looking for things to ...

The best cottages with hot tubs, Wales

Planning a staycation or a trip to Wales? These lodges with hot tubs in Wales are perfect for a break in the countryside. Take a hike in Wales after trying some of these adventures in Snowdonia or Pembrokeshire and then relax in the hot tub under the stars. Perfect!  The best cottages with hot tubs in Wales All these cottages, barns, cabins and lodges with hot tubs in Wales can be booked on Airbnb. This ...

15 Things to know about Sweden before travelling there

Planning a trip to Sweden? You're in for a treat. My first trip to Sweden was to Gothenburg which I absolutely loved. Ever since that trip I've wanted to go back and explore more of Sweden. If you're looking forward to a Sweden trip, here are some things to know about Sweden before travelling there. It'll likely make your trip go a whole lot smoother and avoid any awkward moments when travelling to Sweden!  Things ...

Van life essentials | What you need to hit the road!

Over the course of five months living in a van (our van Elvis), we narrowed down the items we consider to be van life essentials pretty quickly. This essential gear for van life helped us live comfortable without overpacking our van. We refined our camping and best vanlife accessories over the months and now we've got it pretty much down to a T for both the summer months and for living in a van in ...

What to do in Macao

Macao is similar to Hong Kong in that it has special status allowing it to rule itself separate from Mainland China. Historically, Macao (or Macau) was a Portuguese colony and you'll notice Portuguese influences in the food in Macao as well as some architectural influences. Macau was given back to China in the late 1990s and it's since become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you're wondering what to do in Macao you'll likely have ...

A 2 Week China Itinerary for Western Central China

Planning a trip to China but don't want to visit the super touristy cities of Beijing and Shanghai? You're in the right place! Our first trip to China was following this 2 week China itinerary. We found cheap flight tickets from the UK to Hong Kong and then planned a China trip itinerary that wouldn't involve too many days on trains. It's a long way between Hong Kong and Beijing after all! Finding information about ...

How to use the high speed trains in China

During our two weeks in China we used the high speed trains in China to travel fairly regularly from place to place. It struck us pretty quickly that travelling by train in China is much different to travelling by train in the UK. If you’re planning a trip to China soon I’ve pulled together some top tips and things we wish we’d known before getting that first high speed train in China. How to use ...