Travel? Yes Please!

Travel blog by Canadian newlyweds Rhonda and Mike out to explore the world: Photos, stories, reviews & tips to inspire & help plan your next solo or couple's adventure.

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Hiking in Burren National Park- An Unexpected Landscape in Ireland
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Hiking in Burren National Park- An Unexpected Landscape in Ireland
Standing at the trailhead into Burren National Park, fascination sets in as I gaze off into the remote, rocky landscape. This is not what I expected to see in Ireland. The land here is harsh, grey. The Burren most certainly is not the rolling green fields I’d come to associate with Ireland. Inste...
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Photo of the Week: Long Room of the Old Library at Trinity College, Dublin
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Photo of the Week: Long Room of the Old Library at Trinity College, Dublin
Not too many places in Dublin stood out for me, but one that did was the Long Room of the Old Library at Trinity College. The 65 metre long, 2-storey main chamber is lined on both sides with stalls of books- 200,000 of the oldest in the library’s collection. In between each stall on the [&#...
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Exploring the Arashiyama District of Kyoto
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Exploring the Arashiyama District of Kyoto
On the last of our 3 days in Kyoto, we decided to explore the Arashiyama district, a mountainous, forested region in the western outskirts of the city. We were initially drawn to this popular sightseeing district by photos of its famous bamboo grove, but quickly discovered that Arashiyama has far...
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Day Trip to Inishmore- The Largest of the Aran Islands
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Day Trip to Inishmore- The Largest of the Aran Islands
On my solo trip to Ireland I was looking to visit places that combined my two favourite travel activities- exploring nature and visiting archaeological sites. Inishmore (Inis Mór) fit the bill perfectly! As one of the Aran Islands, Inishmore was a place that I could feel far away from everything ...
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7 Reasons Ireland is a Great Place for Solo Travel
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7 Reasons Ireland is a Great Place for Solo Travel
When I decided to do a solo trip to Ireland it had been 11 years since I last travelled alone. I was itching to do it again! I hadn’t done much research about travelling alone in Ireland, but instinctually felt that Ireland would be the perfect place for a solo trip. For one, I’d never […] ...
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Visiting Sacsayhuaman- An Inca Fortress in Cusco, Peru
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Visiting Sacsayhuaman- An Inca Fortress in Cusco, Peru
The uphill walk from central Cusco to Sacsayhuaman was slow going, since our bodies hadn’t adjusted to the high altitude yet, but the excitement of seeing our first Inca ruin kept us motivated to push on. In between frequent breaks and gasps for air, I hoped that the effort would be worthwhile an...
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Dawson City- A Gold Rush Good Time in the Yukon
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Dawson City- A Gold Rush Good Time in the Yukon
There’s no place in Canada quite like Dawson City. This quirky northern town in the Yukon will transport you back to a time when the streets were dirt, sidewalks made of wood, piano music spilled out of saloons, and striking it rich was everyone’s ambition. The Klondike Gold Rush established and ...
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Photo of the Week: Poulnabrone Dolmen, Ireland
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Photo of the Week: Poulnabrone Dolmen, Ireland
One of the highlights of visiting the Burren region of Ireland is seeing Poulnabrone dolmen, an outstanding Neolithic tomb and National Monument of Ireland. Over 5000 years old, this portal tomb is one of the best preserved in the country. The dolmen’s classic construction consists of a lar...
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2 Weeks in Ireland- My Road Trip Itinerary
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2 Weeks in Ireland- My Road Trip Itinerary
I’ve never met anyone who’s done a road trip in Ireland and not loved it. After spending 2 weeks in Ireland, I am now one of those people. My 2 week road trip in Ireland had it all: postcard-worthy landscapes, fascinating ancient sites, evocative ruins, gratifying outdoor adventures, delicious fo...
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Romantic St. Augustine- Our Favourite Activities for Romance
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It was 11:00 pm when we pulled into St. Augustine. The historic downtown was quiet, moonlight shining down on the empty streets as palms and oaks gently rustled in the warm breeze. It was the perfect first impression of a city that during the day can be bustling with tourists. Still and peaceful,...
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