Bratislava; It Should Have Been Amazing…

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The unfortunate fact about life is that sometimes it doesn’t play out the way you’d like. Even in the beautiful old city of Bratislava, one can have a less than pleasurable experience. This is especially true when it comes to long-term, budget travel. Sometimes these negative vibes come from the overcrowding of some once-idyllic beach. Perhaps it’s the tourist hordes at some beautiful monument you’ve been dying to photograph. Other times, however, it’s subtle things, many of which add up …

Photo Essay: Foreign Roads

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“For the strange feeling of home, in the familiar unknown, These Foreign Roads we roam.” There are many reasons we chose Roads to be the focus in our name. Everything we do in our lives revolves around them – literally and figuratively. While borders divide us, roads connect us with each other and the world around us. Whether it’s on a wild chicken bus cruising down a twisting mountain highway in Guatemala or kicking back along the coastal highway in …

How to Save Money While Travelling

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This post may contain affiliate links; read our Disclosure… Money. The unfortunate part of modern life is that everything somehow revolves around it. Travel is no different. In fact, travel can be one of the most expensive activities you can do. This is why being able to save money while travelling can be such an important part of the trip itself. Whether you’re on a road trip across North America or backpacking across Asia, you’re going to want to stretch …

An old building with coloured windows in Timisoara, Romania

12 of Our Favourite Things to Do in Timisoara, Romania

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Timisoara was our first stop during our time in Romania and it couldn’t have been a better welcome. Following the previous few weeks of near constant movement, it was nice to be able to stop for a week and really dig in. For what was a relatively unknown city to us at the time, we were truly impressed at the number of fantastic things to do in Timisoara. The city is located in the far western ranges of the country, …

A Few Days in Warsaw, Poland

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We found ourselves in Poland almost completely unplanned; our visit was completely due to costs. The reason we’d been in Europe in the first place was to attend a conference in Ostrava, in the eastern Czech Republic. The cheapest way for us to fly into this region was via Poland. So simply in a stroke of luck, we found ourselves in a fascinating new city we hadn’t even planned on visiting. And because we flew in early, we had a …

Traveller Interview: Dustin & Jessica

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I’ve known Dustin for a very long time. We first met while working as line-cooks at a chain restaurant in Edmonton about 17 years ago! When Kylee and I first met, one of the first nights out we had, I dragged her along to a party at Dustin’s place, that was the first time she met my friends. We only met Jessica recently. Between our travels and their jobs, their travels and our jobs, it was surprisingly hard to find …

Relaxation at the Miura Hotel in the Czech Republic

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Located on the edge of Čeladná, in the Beskid mountains of the Czech Republic, sits the funky and ultra-modern Miura Hotel. Recently, while exploring this region of the country, we had the opportunity to pop in for a few hours and see what they had to offer. Little did I know prior to arrival, was how rewarding it would be. Although we try to stay as active as possible while on the road, sometimes we still find ourselves slightly underprepared. …

House Sitting in Epsom

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Chances are you’ve never heard of magnesium sulphate. It’s much more likely you know it by its common name: Epsom salts. Now, other than one of the earliest discoveries of this compound being discovered in the town of Epsom, this is the last we’ll be talking about that. We rolled into Epsom on the Southwestern Rail train from Waterloo station just before noon. I think it was noon, our phone said so at least. For Kylee and I, it could …

13 Experiences in the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic

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The Moravian-Silesian region of the Czech Republic is a spectacular area that is greatly under-visited by travellers. While the vast majority of foreigners are quite familiar with Prague and the Bohemia region, few venture to the country’s east. Those who do simply pass through on their way to Poland or Slovakia. Fortunately, due to the country’s size, the Moraian-Silesian region is easily accessible as a side trip from Prague! In the south, the low, rolling Beskid mountains are dotted with …

Visiting the Koprivna Resort in the Czech Republic

Experiencing the Koprivna Resort in the Jeseniky Mountains

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During our time in the Eastern Czech Republic, after sightseeing in Ostrava and tasting the local eats it was time to set off to the Jeseniky mountains in the Moravian-Silesian region. We headed out to the Koprivna Resort and Bike Park to check out what they had in store for us. Surrounded by the beautiful Jeseniky mountains, this resort boasts the cleanest air in all of Central Europe. Koprivna is a great place to visit out and have fun on …