On the Road: Prague

After months and months of procrastinating and letting life get in the way, I finally booked a holiday. The destination, Prague. Despite the fact that continental Europe is literally on my doorstep, this way the first time I’d planned a short city break to one of the many destinations I want to visit. In my mind, I figured I’d travel afar before exploring neighbouring countries, but sometimes a stress-free 2-hour flight is exactly what you need to kick off 6 days of sight-seeing, socialising, and relaxing. Here is a summary of what I got up to in Prague.

The Sights

Admittedly, I did more socialising than sightseeing, but Prague is a city that is full of culture simply walking through the streets was an experience. The architectural design of the buildings look like works of art, and one of the highlights was taking in the intricate details of St. Vitus Cathedral. Located within the castle, this gothic structure is visually striking with intricate design details reflecting parts of their history. The cathedral was a highlight of the castle tour I went on, but the castle itself was an interesting sight as it felt like you were visiting a palace, with the construction of the castle not reflecting the traditional fortifications of such landmarks. The castle also gave you one of the best views of the city, with the vineyard serving as a gorgeous backdrop.

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On the Road: Ottawa

Welcome to part 2 of the On the Road series. If you missed the first part of my experience in Toronto you can check it out here.  After 8 days in Toronto, you’d think I’d be ready to move on to the next location, but that was not the case. I loved my time in Toronto. I met some great people, and I really came to love the city, so I was a little bit sad to leave, and I think that affected my judgment of Ottawa at the start of this trip.

Arriving in Ottawa, I didn’t know what to expect. What I did know was that the hostel I stayed at was once a prison. I don’t think I’ll get many opportunities to say that I stayed in an old jail, so that was pretty cool. The history surrounding the building was fascinating. You can opt to stay in a single cell or a dorm. I chose the dorm because I would get so claustrophobic in the cells. They were tiny. I’m telling you if you want to experience life behind bars without committing the crime, this is the place to be.

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Top Ten Tuesday: 4th July Special

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

In honour of the 4th of July holiday, I thought I’d do a different take on this weeks topic. I could easily spotlight my favourite American books and authors since most of the books I have read are written by Americans. However, I thought this week I’d share with you the places I’d love to visit in the States. Some of these locations have been inspired by books, others have just piqued my curiosity. So, here are the top 10 bucket list locations in America.Image result for san francisco Continue reading

On the Road: Toronto

As most of you know, I took a month hiatus from blogging from Mid-May until Mid-June. Posts were still scheduled, but I rarely interacted on the blog. So, today’s post is going to be a little different than my usual book-related discussions as I spotlight the highlights of my trip to Canada.

The experience itself was incredible overall. I met some amazing people, reconnected with my relatives, explored some epic cities, and learned a lot about myself along the way. I’ll go into details about that in a future post, but for today I’m going to talk about the first leg of my trip. Toronto.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Awaken the Tavel Bug In Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

As I’m writing this I’ll be sat at the airport waiting for my return flight to the UK. So, I think for the time my wanderlust will be sated, but I’m already planning my next adventure. In the meantime, here are the books that make my wanderlust go wild.

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Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

22453741Wanderlost by Jen Malone
Publication Date: May 31st 2016 by HarperTeen
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance.
Find: Goodreads | Amazon
Goodreads Summary
Not all those who wander are lost, but Aubree Sadler most definitely is on this novel’s whirlwind trip through Europe.

Aubree can’t think of a better place to be than in perfectly boring Ohio, and she’s ready for a relaxing summer. But when her older sister, Elizabeth, gets into real trouble, Aubree is talked into taking over Elizabeth’s summer job, leading a group of senior citizens on a bus tour through Europe.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Settings I’d Like to Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

I love being transported to another world. It’s one of my favourite parts of reading. However, the downside is that once I finish the book, I have to accept the fact that I can’t just magically transport my physical body to these locations. If I had the chance, these are the 10 book settings I would love to visit.

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