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24th June 2019 by Rachel on Route

Whale watching with Wild Whales Vancouver

This year I turned 30 years old. I’m actually OK with this milestone, as I have found that as I grow older I feel far more comfortable in myself. I am far more confident and self-assured. It feels lke I have finally and entirely left my youth behind me. I’m not even a young adult anymore, just a plain old adult. 30 doesn’t seem so scary, once you’re this side of the fence! That being said 30 is kind of a ‘big’ one, and I think that should be celebrated. We’re big on celebrating....

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18th June 2019 by The Blonde Abroad

10 tips for your first trip to Australia

Australia is the birthplace of The Blonde Abroad and it’ll always hold a special place in my heart (I came up with the concept of this very blog while sitting at a cafe near Sydney Harbour!). When I first left the corporate world in search of something else, my first stop was Australia. I spent nearly two months living on the East coast of Oz and I couldn’t get enough!  The country has a beauty and diversity unlike anywhere else—there’s the cool coastal city of Sydney, the...

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16th June 2019 by The Blonde Abroad

The best destinations to travel to in August

Summer is going to be in full swing soon enough, and for those that want to plan the ultimate trip to finish off the sunny season—August is the best time to visit countless destinations around the globe!However, there are a few places that aren’t so ideal. Many European hotspots are abandoned in August while the locals go on holiday. In Paris, for example, small boutiques and restaurants often close as Parisians explore the countryside…so you really won’t get much of the local...

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11th June 2019 by Rachel on Route

Review of Wedgewood Hotel and Spa, Vancouver

This year Ian and I celebrated our 9th anniversary together. (Whaaaaaat, how did time go so quickly?) And after a rough few months, and a serious dive in my sanity/mental health, I decided we both needed a little luxury in our lives. So as a mid year treat, I booked a one night stay in the delightful Wedgewood Hotel and Spa. This is not a sponsored/paid post – all opinions are entirely my own! Wedgewood Hotel and Spa Review. The hotel is located at 845 Hornby Street, in the centre of the...

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10th June 2019 by Pause the Moment

24 fun & historical things to do in Rhodes, Greece

These are just some of the many wonders that await visitors in Rhodes, Greece – The Island of the Knights. The Island has been conquered and re-conquered by Christians and Muslims, and the architecture all around it still lives to tell the tale. The Old City of Rhodes is full of such artifacts, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. Rhodes is one of the largest Greek Islands, and is rich in history and attractions, bringing droves of visitors to its shores every year. Also known...