The Festival City of Montreal

Distance from Mont Tremblant National Park to Montreal 125km I knew I was going to fall in love with Montreal. Music, art, cafe culture… yes please! It even gave me a chance to brush the dust off my GCSE French. Madame Blondeau would be proud. Unsurprisingly Montreal takes top spot of our city stops so…

Mont Tremblant National Park

Distance from Ottawa to Mont Tremblant 238km Every trip needs a character building experience. One that pushes you way, way out of your comfort zone and leaves you a stronger person as a result. It seems that our stay in the National Park was it… Our first day in the Park was great. The sun…

Ottawa: Time for the Capital

Distance from St Edwards County to Ottawa 272km After a huge Canadian breakfast onboard, courtesy of our Picton host, we didn’t need to worry about stopping for lunch on the way. In my opinion once you’ve had one Tim Horton’s you’ve had them all. It’s like our equivalent of Greggs. Apart from its on every…

Prince Edward County aka Wine County

Distance from Toronto to Picton 121km We weren’t sure what to expect from Prince Edward County but driving into town with miles upon miles of farms and vineyards, we realised it’d be pretty different from the hustle of Niagara and Toronto. This stop on our route was a complete stab in the dark during planning….

Twelve hours in Toronto City

Distance from St Catherine’s to Toronto 112km After another hour and half wacky race adventure, we made it to beautiful Toronto. With only twelve hours to explore the city we dropped off the car and hot footed it to the hop on hop off bus stop. It took us a few attempts and a couple…

The beauty of Niagara Falls

Touchdown in Toronto! From weeks of endless sunshine and scorching temperatures in the U.K. we arrived in Toronto smack bang in the middle of a storm. And a proper storm at that. Black skies, torrential rain and rumbling clouds. Trial by fire for the first Canadian driving experience then. After picking up our little hire…

Guess who’s back…

How can it be three years since I was last here? Scary that time has gone in the blink of an eye but unlike my last break, albeit a lot longer, so much has changed. I’m in an amazing job, I’ve fallen in love and I’ve relocated, twice! It’s been a wonderful whirlwind. Happiness and…

One month on…

Today officially marks my first month back in the UK and with the mayhem of Christmas and New Year well and truly passed, as well as the welcome departure of the dreaded Asia belly (finally!), I thought it was high time to check back in. “So what have you been doing for the past month?” I hear…

Surviving the Full Moon Party, Koh Phangan

My ten tips for the Full Moon Party: • Decorate your bodies with UV paint You can either get painted at the party by locals, or save some money by buying UV paint yourselves and DIY’ing it. Pretty much every shop on Koh Phangan sells UV paint and neon clothing in the run up to…

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Our last stop in Vietnam was the highly anticipated Ho Chi Minh City, still referred to by the locals as Saigon. After a nine-hour bus ride from Dalat, where I read the whole of The Fault in Our Stars, (what a tear jerker), we were, as anticipated, dumped on the side of a road in…

The Phuong Trang bus and Dalat

The latest word on the travelling grapevine was, ‘You have to go canyoning in Dalat. It’s amazing!’ Not one to ignore recommendations from fellow travellers we rechecked the calendar and managed to squeeze in two nights and a day in Dalat. Please note: As the journey to Dalat was far more amusing than the canyoning…