Rachel on Route

We love Rachel's Californian laid back style. She's a relentless traveler, having notched up visits to 37 countries and counting. We highly recommend Rachel's rich blog posts that are packed with information, and of course her beautiful photography

Rachel on Route

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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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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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28th May 2019 by Rachel on Route

Vegan fast food in Paris

Last year was a bit of a year of personal growth for us, which ended with a vegan adventure in Paris, followed swiftly by an engagement. (Squeal, that still sounds weird!) Following the death of a beloved pet, Mrs S (who was legit the cutest cat in the whole world) I decided to give vegetarianism a go. And here I am 8 months later still surviving, and still very much a vegetarian. So I think I can say it was a good decision....

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28th May 2019 by Rachel on Route

Los Corrales – A brief stay in a rural Spanish idyll

Los Corrales is a sweet little rural village, nestled in the Seville province of Spain. Its small population (4,095 people in the last census) means that the town feels very unspoiled. We visited back in March earlier this year – some friends invited us to visit this lovely little town, where they also ran the [...] The post Los Corrales – A Brief Stay in a Rural Spanish Idyll appeared first on Rachel On Route. ......

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28th May 2019 by Rachel on Route

Best cities for celebrating halloween

Halloween! The much loved and celebrated holiday is just around the corner, and I asked fellow bloggers what their ‘Best Cities For Celebrating Halloween!’ are! They didn’t fail to inspire some amazing autumnal travel from across the world. With both traditional and some more unusual celebrations going on to celebrate the holiday. Unsurprisingly – I was overwhelmed with suggestions of cities in the USA. You guys certainly love to celebrate during this season! So in that vein, I’m...

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25th May 2019 by Rachel on Route

How I survived my first solo trip - Oslo, Norway

So for my first solo trip I had decided to plan and travel to Norway, for a week long stay. I figured it was a safe country, not too far away from home, but different enough that it would feel adventurous and exciting. My brother and Ian dropped me off at Stansted Airport...