frozen canals Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa is a fascinating city simply because over time, the locals managed to keep the city green amidst industrialization and incredible economic growth. This makes your Ottawa tour, simply refreshing, a real green city indeed. If you have romantic plans, you won’t be disappointed because the scenery is simply marvelous, think riverbanks and fascinating shops offering scenic backdrops.

For a little bit of history, the famous and wealthy Ottawa city started from a lumber town. Then, there was the construction of the Rideau Canal, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site preserving the herculean task of constructing it by hand from 1826 through 1832. Ottawa became the capital of Canada in 1857 by the decree of Queen Victoria. [click to continue…]

6 Objections To Packing Carry-On Only And How To Overcome Them

It’s a guest post by Amanda Nicholls from

If you told me 5 years ago that I could travel to Europe for 9 weeks with carry-on only, I would not have believed you.

I would have come up with a bunch of objections as to why it’s just not possible. It’s funny, because as I write this article, I really had to think about possible objections people could have, because now that I have done it, I know that packing carry-on only is very possible. Not just possible, but it can be easy too! [click to continue…]

save money on looking after your car

Loading up a car, and taking off across country, can be a great, affordable way to travel.  It’s also the perfect way to really see the country properly as you have the independence to stop and stay wherever you choose.  But before you do get out your backpack and take off you need to think about the expense of something happening to the car you’re travelling in. [click to continue…]

San Francisco The song says that if you’re going to San Francisco, you should wear some flowers in your hair. The City by the Bay is famous not only for the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz but is known as a vibrant Mecca for progressive thinkers. The hippie movement had its spiritual home here; before the hippies, there was the Beat Generation; and no city is so indelibly linked with LBGT rights than the one that activist and openly gay politician Harvey Milk called home. You don’t really need a tie-dye T-shirt and daisy chains to visit. [click to continue…]

Greek party destinations

What makes Greece such a popular tourist destination is its mixture of incredible culture, delicious cuisine and of course, it’s bustling nightlife. The Greek islands in particular offer some of the best parties and nightclubs in the whole of Europe and along with Ibiza, have become a mecca for young clubbers on the search for fun and excitement. [click to continue…]