The best flights to Canada? Air Transat Review

If you read my blog regularly I’m sure you will have noticed my love of Canada. It’s a fabulous country with many exciting cities, stunning landscapes and warm and welcoming people. I’ve flown there with several different airlines and now have a firm favourite, both on price and service, namely, Air Transat.

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Top 15 things to do, eat and drink in Toronto

Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a dynamic city on the shores of Lake Ontario, with a thriving food and drink scene and numerous world-class attractions and quirky neighbourhoods that we thoroughly enjoyed exploring. Here are our highlights from our recent visit in April.

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When is the best time of year to visit Canada?

Canada is wonderful in any season. To help you decide when would be the best time for you to visit Canada, here’s my guide to the changing seasons with ideas for things to do be it winter, spring, summer or fall.

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Easy octopus salad recipe from the island of Rodrigues

In a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, the little island of Rodrigues lies in a shallow lagoon created by the coral reef that completely surrounds it. Seafood is plentiful, including Octopus cyanea, which hides in the nooks of the reef and rocks in the turquoise...

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Rodrigues Island: Getting off the beaten track in Mauritius

As we come in to land I can see white horses crashing against the coral reef encompassing a small cluster of islands. This is Rodrigues, the off the beaten path Mauritius. Don’t be fooled by its small size, there are plenty of things to see and do in Rodrigues, a little-known gem sparkling in the Indian Ocean.

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In the Footsteps of the Samurai: Walking the Nakasendo Way

As I stride along the narrow path, tall cedar trees tower above me. All I can hear is the gurgling stream, birds twittering and the breeze rustling in the treetops. The large cobbles I tread upon have been worn down over the centuries by the footsteps of thousands of...

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33 top tips for first-time visitors to Japan

From translating Japanese menus to using public transport, never blowing your nose in public to navigating your way around a high-tech toilet, here are 33 top tips that I’m sure will be invaluable to anyone travelling to Japan for the first time.

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Instagramming Chiang Mai – Mesmerised by Gold

As we turned the corner a glinting golden stupa came into view. It literally took my breath away and I clearly remember thinking “How lucky am I?” This was my first visit to Thailand and I instantly fell in love with its people …its temples …its food …its philosophy. And it’s gold. Golden stupa. Golden Buddhas. Golden monks.

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Top 12 things to see, eat and drink in Mallorca

Fabulous food, great wines, a stunning cathedral, picturesque hill-top villages and dramatic cliffs plunging into electric blue seas; there are so many reasons to fall in love with Mallorca. Here is my top 12 of things to see, eat and drink in Mallorca.

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Hello, I’m Kathryn, a travel photographer and blogger. This is my corner of the world-wide web where I write about my passion for travel, from stylish city breaks to off-the-grid wildlife encounters. I am equally happy zip-lining through a rainforest in the Caribbean as I am unwinding in a luxury European spa or learning to cook fish benachin in Africa. Join me as I discover new countries, cultures and cuisines.

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