Spring graces the Lower Mainland in late March or early April every year. With it comes wonderful flowers and blossoms to help both tourists and residents shake away winter blues. Tourism Vancouver offers an extensive list of places where sakura fans can flock to appreciate the delicate beauty around the city centre. BUT many other areas offer onlookers prime Instagram-worthy shots – Burnaby and New West are no exception! Many parks in… Read More
From Sweden to South Africa, Palau to Peru, and everywhere in between, the reality is travelling is not free. Luckily, becoming a digital nomad is not only a growing market, but remote employment is in higher demand than ever. There are ways to travel on a limited budget, but no matter how you look at it, living and adventuring abroad costs money. Not only that, but limited budget travel may also reduce… Read More
Poland’s history is simultaneously strange, marvellous, and tragic. The birthplace of Chopin, Maria Sklodowska (Madame Curie), Pope John Paul II, and modern pierogis amazed us more than we anticipated. The stunning beauty, cleanliness and rich history rivalled, and surpassed in many cases, more expensive metro cities we have visited in other countries. The amount of accessible and educational landmarks changed our perspectives on historical life and modern conflicts drastically. While we wanted… Read More
The time of buying fresh notebooks, taking as many extra shifts as possible before classes start, and collecting four-ply toilet paper from relatives’ bathrooms is upon students around the globe. This year, however, there is an obvious difference for many students who had planned to study abroad: COVID-19. The world’s operations have drastically changed (as everyone knows) but these events have students, especially international ones, in a unique predicament.
Sorry for the hiatus, Sailors! During this time of uncertainty and stagnancy we couldn’t keep still for long! After being stuck inside for 14 days, we started exploring new avenues of life when we could leave Larissa’s mom’s basement again. Thinking of relevant, genuine content for a travel blog during COVID-19 has been a bit of a challenge. Sharing our struggles to achieve solidarity at first was fitting but now the demand… Read More
I’ll start this article by stating that ATMs in Europe are *mostly* *safe*. *Mostly* meaning that you shouldn’t use questionable machines in alleyways susceptible to identity theft technology. *Safe* meaning that your identity won’t be compromised, but your bank account may be emptied more than it honestly should. Trusted Private European companies include: Euronet, EC, Bankomat, and Your Cash. That being said, it is ALWAYS better to use ATMs inside of banks… Read More
Most cities in Europe that draw any sort of tourism will have “Free Walking Tours” available in multiple languages. Smaller cities might have one or two companies while larger metropolitan areas have several. The same structure goes for languages offered. Smaller places normally only offer a few languages including the country’s national language(s) while larger cities can have ten or more. Luckily, English has become a universal language for business and tourism…. Read More
At first, we were hesitant to try rental bikes in Europe. Did they work well, were they susceptible to theft, were they worth it? The decision to try the bikes stemmed from Hannah’s nostalgic longing to ride a scooter. Admittedly, I wanted to try the rentals too but, as for a means of transportation, the cost was not as practical nor could they get us to the next destination more quickly. The… Read More
It may seem like a daunting task or an abstract idea to move somewhere you’ve never been on a whim. Not knowing where you will be in a month’s time, not speaking the language, and basically experiencing everything for the first time is scary, but also really exciting.