Day Trip from Switzerland to Liechtenstein: Passport Stamp Chasing

This is going to be a very short post, probably about as short as my time in Liechtenstein. If you’re here for pictures though, I got you. The quick day trip from Zurich, Switzerland to Vaduz, Liechtenstein was strictly a ‘let me visit a next country real quick’ situation. This would be country #2 out of the eight I was going to visit during my 12-days of shenanigans through Europe.

The day trip I had booked on Viator would take me on a scenic tour through farmlands in Switzerland, to a one-hour visit in Liechtenstein and then finish it off with seeing Heidiland. You can find the tour here, if you’re ever interested in doing this adventure as well.

I started the morning with getting a pretzel that had cheese in the middle at the main station in Zurich. It was delicious, and it was cheap*. (*consider this an unusual phenomenon while in Zurich) After that I walked over to the parking lot area near the station to meet up with the tour group. There are a lot of buses in this area for various tours, so make sure you find the correct one that you signed up for.

Once you find your tour, they will most likely put a sticker with a specific colour/number on you so you can be identified for the duration of the trip among the rest of the tours. Then you’re off! The big bus starts moving and you have a tour guide explaining in 2-3 languages about what you’re seeing. I was lucky because our tour guide was awesome and had a great sense of humour so it wasn’t boring at all.

We drove through some pretty picturesque places on the way to Liechtenstein. On the one stop we were in a little town (Rapperswil) with cobblestone streets that had a medieval church overlooking the center of it. Looked as pretty as it did creepy at the time. But you know what the best part of this city was? There was this INCREDIBLE pasta place I ran into (Marco’s Pasta Bar) before the bus left for the next part of the journey. The owner/chef would actually prepare the pasta in the middle of the restaurant (I love seeing my food made) and the portion size? MASSIVE. If you ever do this tour or end up in Rapperswil, you must go eat at this restaurant.

From Rapperswil we made our way to Liechtenstein finally. The tour actually spent more time in the little city than it did in this country. There is no actual border when entering the place and most of the ride there our guide told us about how the tax breaks are so great in Liechtenstein and that is why many corporations have offices there. Great. I’m too broke for this shit anyways.

So because there is no border, how the hell are you supposed to get your passport stamp right? Well. When you enter the city there are a bunch of tourist offices and if you pay $3 Euros/Swiss Francs they’ll stamp your passport for you. I definitely did that and so did most of the people on the bus with me.

I don’t really have much else to tell you about Vaduz, Liechtenstein because…… I’ve seen high school campuses that are bigger than this country? I walked to the left. I walked to the right. There was a tree, there were very nice cars, a huge watch shop and some skating rink. Then we left. That was literally the time spent in Liechtenstein.

Another 30 minutes of scenic driving and we arrived at Heidiland. You may have heard of this place from stories where you were a kid about that blonde girl named Heidi living in the Swiss Alps. Well this place is named after her. We posed for some pictures, drank from a natural spring and kept it moving. It was literally a stop in a park.

The bus made it’s way back to Zurich after this and we lived happily ever aft…. kidding. Mans just headed home as the night fell, and trust me, night falls super early in Switzerland during winter.

That was it, that was how I found my way to Liechtenstein and paid for a passport stamp. Now I have been to the world’s smallest country (Vatican City) as well as the fourth smallest country, Liechtenstein. San Marino and Monaco, I’m coming for you next!

  • Mirna

Toronto to Antigua: Group Trip

SPECS

Who: Four People, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Antigua

When: Saturday, May 11th - Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $800ish


Flight: Toronto to Antigua | May 11th - May 18th

$475.00 CDN: roundtrip (quick layovers)

Stay: AirBnB for four | May 11th - May 18th

Option 1: $1050.00 CDN ($262.50/per person); Looks great, Perfect reviews, Close to beach

Option 2: $892.00 CDN ($223.00/per person); Quiet location, Nice views, Looks simple, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $1404.00 CDN ($351.00/per person); Pool, Looks great, Good area, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $748.00 CDN ($187.00/per person); Quiet area, Looks cozy, Perfect reviews

Option 5: $1034.00 CDN ($258.50/per person); Close to beach, Looks cute, Great reviews

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $662.00 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $826.00 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Australia and Fiji: Baecation

SPECS

Who: Two People, One Bed

Where: Toronto to Sydney, Australia + Nadi, Fiji

When: Friday, August 2nd - Monday, August 12th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $2300.00


Flight: Toronto to Sydney | August 2nd - August 12th

$1181.00 CDN: roundtrip (layovers)

Stay: AirBnB for two in Sydney | August 3rd - August 7th

Option 1: $457.00 CDN ($228.50/per person); Great location, Looks nice, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $464.00 CDN ($232.00/per person); Close to transit, Good area, Looks cozy, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $448.00 CDN ($224.00/per person); Looks simple, Cozy, Great location, Great reviews

Option 4: $461.00 CDN ($230.50/per person); Close to transit, Looks great, Sofa bed, Perfect reviews

Option 5: $430.00 CDN ($215.00/per person); Looks cozy, Good location, Great reviews

Flight:  Sydney to Nadi | August 7th - August 10th

$540.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

Stay: AirBnB for two in Nadi | August 7th - August 10th

Option 1: $202.00 CDN ($101.00/per person); Big place, Perfect reviews, Great location

Option 2: $291.00 CDN ($145.50/per person); Quiet area, Looks great, Big, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $387.00 CDN ($193.50/per person); Close to beach, Good location, Looks nice, Great reviews

Option 4: $202.00 CDN ($101.00/per person); Further away from Nadi, By the sea, Close to transit, Perfect reviews

Stay: AirBnB for two in Sydney | August 10th - August 12th

Option 1: $256.00 CDN ($128.00/per person); Good area, Perfect reviews, Looks cozy

Option 2: $256.00 CDN ($128.00/per person); This place looks cute, Good location, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $179.00 CDN ($89.50/per person); Good reviews, Looks simple, Close to transit

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $2126.50 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $2274.50 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Hamilton to Montego Bay: Group Trip

SPECS

Who: Four People, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Montego Bay, Jamaica

When: Wednesday, April 10th - Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $550ish

Notes: The flight price is INCLUSIVE of the $70 checked-in luggage fee roundtrip. If you do not want to bring anything, then the flight price drops to $292.19.


Flight: Hamilton to Montego Bay | April 10th - April 17th

$362.19 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

Stay: AirBnB for four | April 10th - April 17th

Option 1: $558.00 CDN ($139.50/per person); Gated community, Great location, Perfect reviews, Looks cozy

Option 2: $514.00 CDN ($128.50/per person); Big place, Good location, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $809.00 CDN ($202.25/per person); Place looks super cute, Cozy, Quiet area, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $674.00 CDN ($168.50/per person); Good location, Perfect reviews, Looks cute

Option 5: $764.00 CDN ($191.00/per person); Quiet area, Pool, Looks nice, Looks big, Great reviews

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $490.69 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $564.44 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Cancun: Baecation

SPECS

Who: Two People, One Bed

Where: Toronto to Cancun, Mexico

When: Tuesday, April 2nd - Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $500ish

Notes: The flight price is WITH carry-on luggage FYI. Also, if you feel adventurous I wrote a blog post on how to get from Cancun to Playa de Carmen and/or Tulum for cheap that you can find here, since a lot of these AirBnB’s are nice and close to the main bus station.


Flight: Toronto to Cancun | April 2nd - April 9th

$388.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

Stay: AirBnB for Two | April 2nd - April 9th

Option 1: $234.00 CDN ($117.00/per person); Pool, Good location, Perfect reviews, Looks cozy

Option 2: $208.00 CDN ($104.00/per person); Perfect reviews, Pool, Great location, Looks small

Option 3: $192.00 CDN ($96.00/per person); Great location, Central, Looks good, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $234.00 CDN ($117.00/per person); Big place, Lots of room, Perfect reviews, Good location

Option 5: $203.00 CDN ($101.50/per person); Looks simple, Great location, Close to transit, Perfect reviews

Option 6: $176.00 CDN ($88.00/per person); Great location, Close to transit, Perfect reviews, Looks cute

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $476.00 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $505.00 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Carnival Itinerary: Toronto to St. Lucia Carnival 2019

SPECS

Who: Four people/Two Beds, Two people/Two beds

Where: Toronto to St. Lucia + Trinidad

When: Sunday, July 7th - Friday, July 20th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $1400.00

Notes: I think this is carry-on only. Do what you like with that info.


Flight: Toronto to Trinidad | July 7th - July 20th

$527.00 CDN per person; roundtrip (direct)

Flight: Trinidad to St. Lucia | July 8th - July 19th

$349.00 CDN per person; roundtrip (direct, leaves 90min after landing in TNT)

 

Stay: AirBnB for four in St. Lucia | July 8th - July 19th

Option 1: $1445.00 CDN ($361.25/per person); Good location, Looks nice, Perfect reviews, Close to beach, Close to transit

Option 2: $1158.00 CDN ($289.50/per person); Looks cute, Close to beach, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $891.00 CDN ($222.75/per person); Perfect reviews, Looks simple, Good location

Option 4: $1041.00 CDN ($260.25/per person); Good area, Close to stuff, Looks simple, Perfect reviews

Option 5: $1176.00 CDN ($294.00/per person); Looks cozy, Perfect reviews, Close to beach, Close to nightlife

 

Stay: AirBnB for two in St. Lucia | July 8th - July 19th

Option 1: $802.00 CDN ($401.00/per person); Good location, Looks cute, Bed + Sofa bed, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $749.00 CDN ($374.50/per person); Looks good, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $877.00 CDN ($438.50/per person); Perfect reviews, Place looks great, Great location

Option 4: $877.00 CDN ($438.50/per person); Looks great, Perfect reviews, Great location

Stay: AirBnB for four in POS overnight before flight | July 19th - July 20th

Option 1: $115.00 CDN ($28.75/per person); Great location, Looks big, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $128.00 CDN ($32.00/per person); Looks great, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $120.00 CDN ($30.00/per person); Close to airport, Perfect reviews, Looks simple

Stay: AirBnB for two in POS overnight before flight | July 19th - July 20th

Option 1: $141.00 CDN ($70.50/per person); Close to airport, Looks cozy, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $43.00 CDN ($21.50/per person); Definitely a hipster place, Good location, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $128.00 CDN ($64.00/per person); Looks great, Close to airport, Perfect reviews

Total: For four you're looking at between $1127.50 CDN and $1269.25 CDN per person for the trip. For two you're looking at between $1272.00 CDN and $1385.00 CDN per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Trinidad and Grenada: Group Trip

SPECS

Who: Three People, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Trinidad + Grenada

When: Friday, June 7th - Friday, June 14th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $1000.00


Flight: Toronto to Trinidad | June 7th - June 14th

$391.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

Stay: AirBnB for three in Trinidad | June 7th - June 10th

Option 1: $336.00 CDN ($112.00/per person); Looks big, Good area, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $471.00 CDN ($157.00/per person); Good area, Perfect reviews, Looks great

Option 3: $208.00 CDN ($69.33/per person); Looks simple, Perfect reviews, Good location

Option 4: $261.00 CDN ($87.00/per person); Perfect reviews, Looks cozy, Big, Good area

Option 5: $329.00 CDN ($109.67/per person); Looks cozy, Perfect reviews, Central location

Flight:  Trinidad to Grenada | June 10th - June 13th

$284.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

Stay: AirBnB for three in Grenada | June 10th - June 13th

Option 1: $172.00 CDN ($57.33/per person); Good reviews, Great location, Very basic

Option 2: $202.00 CDN ($67.33/per person); Quiet area, Looks great, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $214.00 CDN ($71.33/per person); Close to transit, Looks great, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $228.00 CDN ($76.00/per person); Looks great, Close to beaches, Close to transit, Perfect reviews

Option 5: $339.00 CDN ($113.00/per person); Short walk to beach, Perfect reviews, Looks cozy

Stay: AirBnB for three overnight near POS Airport | June 13th - June 14th

Option 1: $102.00 CDN ($34.00/per person); Simple, Close to airport, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $120.00 CDN ($40.00/per person); Good location, Looks cozy, Close to airport, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $165.00 CDN ($55.00/per person); Place looks great, Perfect reviews, Close to airport

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $835.66 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $1000.00 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Phuket: Solo Trip

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Who: One Person, One Bed

Where: Toronto to Phuket, Thailand

When: Saturday, May 11th - Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Budget: $950.00

Notes: Tried to give you a variety of areas to stay around Phuket, I guess just pick which area works best for you. It is a large province. All of the places are to yourself as well, no hostels and no shared spaces.


Flight: Toronto to Phuket | May 11th - May 21st

$623.00 CDN: roundtrip (layover)

Stay: AirBnB or Hotel for one | May 12th - May 21st

Option 1: $324.00 CDN; Patong Beach, Superior Double Room, Looks great, Great reviews

Option 2: $304.00 CDN; Phuket Town, Deluxe Double Room, Pool, Looks nice, Great reviews

Option 3: $272.00 CDN; Patong Beach, Standard Room, Close to beach, Looks great, Breakfast included

Option 4: $289.00 CDN; Phuket Town, Pool, Looks cozy, Perfect reviews

Option 5: $272.00 CDN; Phuket Town, Looks beautiful, Perfect reviews, Central location

Option 6: $299.00 CDN; Patong Beach, Pool, Looks great, Perfect reviews


Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $895.00 for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $947.00 for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Day Trip From Copenhagen to Malmo: In Search of Burek and Zlatan

On January 2nd I decided to venture from Copenhagen over to Malmo, Sweden for the day. Naturally, this had been planned WAY ahead and Sweden was going to be country #5 on my eight country tour this past December. But this was the day I was going to do it, I was going to visit Banja Luka Jr. Now if you’ve never heard of Banja Luka it is a city in Northern Bosnia where only tall, attractive women are born.

i.e. - Me. I was born there and so were many other tall, attractive women. YAY US!

The reason I call Malmo this name is because my mom told me that apparently after the war many Bosnians settled in Malmo, but specifically, many people from Banja Luka. My city. (well, what use to be ‘my’ city now it’s the de facto capital of…. nvm, let’s not do this right now.)

I woke up nice and early to have breakfast at some hipster spot named ‘Next Door Cafe’ in Copenhagen before heading over to the train terminal. I will say, probably the NICEST servers ever were in this cafe and their blueberry pancakes were delicious. Also, the dinosaur they have you hold as proof that you paid for your meal was especially awesome.

As I merrily made my way over to the terminal, this was the headline that read across my Twitter timeline:

Denmark Train Accident Kills Six on Bridge

Whoa.

Pardon? I’m in Denmark. I’m about to go over a bridge with a train. Whoa. Rest in peace to those who lost their lives that day and prayers to those who were injured. Super scary.

My train was on the opposite side of Denmark, going towards Sweden though. The train that the accident occurred on was going between Zealand and Funen. I made SURE to Whatsapp my mom at this moment because the last thing I needed was her seeing that headline and thinking the absolute worst.

I made it to my 11:27am train and left for Malmo finally.

At noon I make it to Malmo and the first thing I saw was pastries. I had a very difficult time this entire trip saying no to pastries so this time would be no different. The cinnamon roll I got was yummy, thanks.

I proceeded to just walk around the center of Malmo for a couple of hours, see what the feel of the city was. I found the shopping area to be quite busy and they had a very good variety of places to buy things, eat things and especially find sneakers. Between Copenhagen and Malmo, I don’t think I had ever seen so many sneaker stores. I also had found this super super cute set of trees that had gift boxes and hearts dangling from them. Took a million pictures trying to get both in one shot. Eventually I stumbled onto a place that sells cevapi. I had mentioned earlier than Malmo was supposed to be Banja Luka Jr so I definitely had to indulge in some delicious Bosnian food.

Malmos Cevapi was the name of the restaurant I had found. I really enjoyed walking into a restaurant and hearing my native language spoken, even though I was not in my native land. There’s something so warm and welcoming about that, it’s hard to fully articulate it. Just feels good you know?

HOWEVER.

I was a little disheartened when I went to order my food. I ordered some burek and the person behind the counter said ‘what kind?’ Sigh. So disappointing. I should have cancelled the burek order that second and just stuck to the cevapi.

For those of you who don’t know, burek is a phyllo pastry filled with meat. There are other variations of it WITH DIFFERENT NAMES like sirnica (with cheese), zeljanica (spinach) or krumpirusa (with potato). Therefore there can’t be ANY OTHER KIND of burek, as saying the word burek should automatically mean it is filled with meat. If you want to piss real Bosnians off, this would be a good way to go about it. We will argue to the death of us about how to use burek. Please see picture below for how serious we take it, it’s a running joke among people in the Balkans.

Croatia ‘Have you seen Bosnia?’ - Serbia ‘Hold on, I got this’ - Serbia yelling ‘Burek WITH CHEESE!’ - Bosnia yelling back ‘Burek is burek!, That’s not sirnica! Everything else is pita, but only burek is burek!’

Croatia ‘Have you seen Bosnia?’ - Serbia ‘Hold on, I got this’ - Serbia yelling ‘Burek WITH CHEESE!’ - Bosnia yelling back ‘Burek is burek!, That’s not sirnica! Everything else is pita, but only burek is burek!’

Yes, yes we take it that seriously.

So I get some burek and cevapi. As I predicted the burek was just OK, but the cevapi were very good. I liked those. My belly was nice and full now and it was time to make the trek over to what the main purpose of my trip to Malmo was.

Finding Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

I mean obviously I didn’t actually expect to find HIM, but there was a place called Zlatan Court built by Nike in Malmo to commemorate him in the neighbourhood he was raised in. I checked my Google Maps and it was about a 40 minute walk there from the location I was standing in, so I started my walk. Found some graffiti hailing Drake on the way too, yay Toronto!

After some confusion about where I was (yes, even with Google Maps) I finally found it. I had made it to Zlatan Court. I was just a little bit closer to that beautiful man, Zlatan. Rawr.

I took some pictures and posed in front of the court after setting up my tripod and praying that the strong wind wouldn’t knock it over. I was content. I got cevapi and I got to my fave soccer players court.

Made my way back to the central station and headed back to Copenhagen. Another 40 minute walk, but I guess between all the pastries and cevapi it served me well to get some steps in right?

Overall, I quite liked Malmo. It isn’t somewhere that’s particularly memorable out of all the places I’ve been to but it also does have charm to it. If you’re ever in Copenhagen and want to do a quick day trip, I’d definitely encourage you to take this quick train over the bridge and visit.

  • Mirna





Toronto to Portugal, Spain and Morocco Trip

SPECS

Who: Two People, One Bed

Where: Toronto to Lisbon, Portugal + Madrid, Spain + Marrakesh, Morocco

When: Thursday, June 6th - Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $1500.00

Notes: These flight options are carry-on only.


Flight: Toronto to Lisbon | June 6th - June 20th

$551.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

Stay: AirBnB for two in Lisbon | June 7th - June 11th

Option 1: $463.00 CDN ($231.50/per person); Looks great, Great location, Great reviews

Option 2: $403.00 CDN ($201.50/per person); Close to transit, Looks cozy, Great reviews

Option 3: $421.00 CDN ($210.50/per person); Has a nice view, Great reviews, Good location, Looks cozy

Option 4: $342.00 CDN ($171.00/per person); Simple, Looks cute, Close to transit, Perfect reviews

Flight: Lisbon to Madrid | June 11th

$52.00 CDN: one-way (direct)

Stay: AirBnB for two in Madrid | June 11th - June 15th

Option 1: $370.00 CDN ($185.00/per person); Perfect reviews, Looks cool, Great location

Option 2: $386.00 CDN ($193.00/per person); Central location, Looks great, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $312.00 CDN ($156.00/per person); Looks cute, Simple, Good area, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $393.00 CDN ($196.50/per person); Good area, Looks cozy, Great reviews

Flight: Madrid to Marrakesh | June 15th

$41.00 CDN: one-way (direct)

Stay: AirBnB for two in Marrakesh | June 15th - June 20th

Option 1: $281.00 CDN ($140.50/per person); Perfect reviews, Looks cool, Good location

Option 2: $388.00 CDN ($194.00/per person); Looks huge, Good location, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $350.00 CDN ($175.00/per person); Good area, Perfect reviews, Looks very cool

Option 4: $368.00 CDN ($184.00/per person); Place looks amazing, Perfect reviews, Good area

Flight: Marrakesh to Lisbon | June 20th

$200.00 CDN: one-way (direct, lands 5hrs before your flight home)

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $1311.50 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $1465.50 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Bahamas: Quickie Group Trip

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Who: Four People, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Nassau, Bahamas

When: Wednesday, June 5th - Monday, June 10th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $650ish


Flight: Toronto to Nassau | June 5th - June 10th

$404.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

Stay: AirBnB for four | June 5th - June 10th

Option 1: $998.00 CDN ($249.50/per person); Good reviews, Quiet area, Looks nice

Option 2: $892.00 CDN ($223.00/per person); Awesome location, Looks cozy, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $1019.00 CDN ($254.75/per person); Looks cozy, Good location, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $886.00 CDN ($221.50/per person); Good area, Great reviews, Looks cozy

Option 5: $733.00 CDN ($183.25/per person); Close to beach, Quiet area, Great reviews, Looks big

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $587.25 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $658.75 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

A Layover in Iceland: The Blue Lagoon

Yesterday was the final day of my long Euro trip where I managed to go to eight countries in 12 days. The finishing touch to this awesome trip was going to Iceland and seeing the infamous Blue Lagoon. Iceland would be country #8 for this particular trip and was country #40 for my total count of places visited in my lifetime, so it was pretty monumental.

For this portion of my trip it wasn’t particularly hard to plan it out because Iceland and their main airlines (WowAir and Icelandair) encourage taking advantage of your layovers there to explore the country. I flew with Icelandair from Luton to Keflavik and then later in the day would have my flight from Keflavik back to Toronto.

My time of arrival in Keflavik was 11am and the departure was set at 5pm. Let’s say it would take about 30 minutes to get through customs etc. that would put me at 1130am and I’d have to be back at the airport at 3pm for pre-boarding stuff to fly home.

I knew that the MAIN thing I wanted to do in Iceland was see the Blue Lagoon. I looked at booking my slot for the visit there back in October because I had read through various blog pages to book as early as possible because they are very busy and these slots fill up quickly.

The nice thing is that you could book your roundtrip transfer from Keflavik airport to the Blue Lagoon while also booking your time slot.

They have two primary tiers for your visit:

1) Comfort: this includes your entrance, a mud mask, a towel and 1st drink of your choice. The cost of this option is ISK 6990 which amounts to $79.02 Canadian.

2) Premium: this includes your entrance, a mud mask, a towel, 1st drink of your choice, second mask of choice, slippers, use of bathrobe, table reservations at Lava Restaurant and wine included if you chose to make that reservation. The cost of this option is ISK 9900 which amounts to $111.92 Canadian.

I chose to go with the premium package because I was traveling with only a backpack so bringing a bathrobe and slippers with me was not going to be possible and I KNEW I’d be freezing the second I stepped out of the water. I also (obviously) chose to add the roundtrip transportation to and from the airport for an additional $61.00 Canadian. This would bring the total of my booking to about $173.00, which isn’t exactly a cheap layover activity you know?

Luckily, it totally ended up being worth every penny! I landed a little earlier than anticipated so the bus was able to take me to the Blue Lagoon for their 1130am departure, instead of the 1pm one I had booked. Sadly, they won’t actually let you into the Lagoon until your designated time slot but I was able to use my premium package and go have lunch at the Lava Restaurant there. Delicious. Absolutely delicious. They have three options for different two or three course meals, I went with the Icelandic option. Had the most amazing Atlantic char for a starter, lamb shoulder for my entree and some type of caramel ice cream as my dessert. So good, came to about $100 Canadian for it all. My belly was very happy and now I was fully prepared for my venture into the Lagoon.

When you are about to enter the Blue Lagoon the person at the front desk will give you a wristband and that is the MAIN thing you want to make sure not to lose. This is how you lock and unlock your personal locker and this is what any additional items you choose to purchase there (drinks etc.) will be logged into as well.

I was given my slippers, bath robe and towel at this moment as part of my premium package and then I was on my merry way to the change rooms. I will warn you, the change rooms are crazy busy. You will have all the women who are entering at the same time slot as you getting changed as well as all the women who are departing. You choose whichever locker you want because your wrist band will be programmed at that point to only lock and unlock the one you chose. I had a backpack and a laptop bag with me, along with a very large winter coat and boots - it ALL fit in their locker. Just in case you do have one of those really large checked-in luggage bags with you, there was a paid luggage storage building before you enter the Blue Lagoon where you could also put it. Within the Blue Lagoon the locker was included with your cost of entry.

After you get changed into your bathing suit, you HAVE TO take a shower naked. There are signs everywhere stating that anyone who wants to enter must first take a shower naked. So you put your bathing suit on, go enter the shower and take it off, shower, and then put it back on and head for the warmth of the Lagoon.

PRIOR to that warmth though, you will feel the wrath of the wind in Iceland while only having your bathing suit on. Listen, I had my bathrobe on and I still was well vexxed having to take it off and enter the water. I made that transition as quickly as possible.

Once you enter the water you feel soooooooo damn good though. I believe the temperature is 38 degrees Celsius in the water and it sends your body into an automatic relaxed mode. For my 2pm slot I didn’t find the waters particularly busy. For as hectic as the change room felt, the space in the water was pretty great. Didn’t feel crowded at all.

Make absolutely sure you bring your waterproof phone case with you when you go to into the Lagoon! I saw some people braving the waters with trying to keep their phone high above their heads and stuff, but between the splish splashing of some kids there and the steam radiating off the water - don’t risk it, just buy a cheap waterproof case from Amazon or something like I did. They do have them for purchase AT the Lagoon as well, but just come prepared and pay less OK?

As I mentioned, the damn splish splashing kids. Let’s talk about your hair for a second. I read MANY MANY posts about what the Lagoon water can do to your hair and how much it’ll suck after contact. I am tall enough to prevent my hair from touching the water while it was tied up. I knew I didn’t have time to condition it heavily, swim around and then have to wash it out after and blow dry it before my flight home. I was on a serious time constraint so I just chose to avoid Lagoon water touching my hair. I failed. The children that were at the Lagoon decided to swim around flapping all their limbs enough to splash everyone around them, which included me….. and my hair. So although I didn’t dunk my head into the water, it definitely got wet and I did not have the suggested conditioner in it before entering. Let me tell you, the current texture of the parts that did get wet? NOT AWESOME. NOT AWESOME AT ALL. So please if you aren’t on a time constraint like I was, ensure that you just do the damn conditioning before entering even if you don’t plan on dunking your head in.

I swam around for a little bit in the Lagoon, got some pictures, got my free drink (banana smoothie) and I indulged in their amazing mud mask. I should say, even though my hair feel like shit right now, my face feels incredible from that mask. WOW. They blob it onto your hand and you apply it to your face, leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off. Your skin is left feeling so soft. I guess because your pores are already surrounded by steam and warmth, adding this mask to it makes it that much better. Make sure you do it while there!

When I noticed it was about 240pm I hopped out and went to the change room so I could be on time for my 310pm bus back to the airport. I was glad I chose to not fully dunk my head in at this point as well because the long-haired-lasses had the blow dryers going and if I would have waited for them to finish to blow dry my hair? I definitely wouldn’t have even made it on time for my flight departure at 5pm.


This blog post ended up being way longer than I anticipated. Shit. Sorry guys, I just wanted you to know ALL the goods. I hope you go to the Blue Lagoon at some point as well, it’s worth the money and I would especially suggest doing it before your flight home because you’re so relaxed after the experience. It makes the long flight home just a bit less shitty you know? Also, make sure you put some money aside to buy the products at their gift shop. They aren’t cheap, but it’s hard to resist taking some amazing skin products from there. Because I was traveling with only a carry-on bag I took all the products out of their packaging and threw them in my ziploc bag to make sure it would be close to the liquid allowance. I got them into the plane and back to Canada, great success.

  • Mirna

Toronto to Orlando: Weekend Baecation

SPECS

Who: Two People, One Bed

Where: Toronto to Orlando, Florida

When: Thursday, March 28th - Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Budget Per Person: $500.00


Flight: Toronto to Orlando | March 28th - March 31st

$318.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

Stay: AirBnB for Two | March 28th - March 31st

Option 1: $256.00 CDN ($128.00/per person); Looks cute, Good location, Great reviews

Option 2: $342.00 CDN ($171.00/per person); Downtown location, Looks nice, Great reviews

Option 3: $295.00 CDN ($147.50/per person); Perfect reviews, Looks good, Good location

Option 4: $261.00 CDN ($130.50/per person); Looks really cozy, Cute, Perfect reviews, Quiet area

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $446.00 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $489.00 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Paris: Quickie Solo Trip

SPECS

Who: One Person, One Bed

Where: Toronto to Paris, France

When: Thursday, March 21st - Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Budget: $900.00

Notes: This includes carry-on luggage I believe.


Flight: Toronto to Paris | March 21st - 27th

$505.00 CDN: roundtrip (quick layover)

Stay: AirBnB for one | March 22nd - March 27th

Option 1: $262.00 CDN; Quiet area, Close to transit, Looks simple, Great reviews

Option 2: $310.00 CDN; Perfect reviews, Looks cozy, Good area, Close to transit

Option 3: $335.00 CDN; Looks simple, Great reviews, Great location

Option 4: $264.00 CDN; Close to transit, Perfect reviews, Looks good


Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $767.00 for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $840.00 for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Guadeloupe: Last Minute Group Trip

SPECS

Who: Four People, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Guadeloupe

When: Saturday, January 12th - Saturday, January 19th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $800.00

Notes: The flight price is WITH carry-on luggage only I believe.


Flight: Toronto to Guadeloupe | January 12th - January 19th

$546.00 CDN: roundtrip (layovers)

Stay: AirBnB for four | January 12th - January 19th

Option 1: $980.00 CDN ($245.00/per person); Pool, Looks cute, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $703.00 CDN ($175.75/per person); Looks great, Big, Perfect reviews, Pool

Option 3: $699.00 CDN ($174.75/per person); Close to beach, Looks simple, Great reviews

Option 4: $627.00 CDN ($156.75/per person); Quiet area, Sea views, Great review, Looks simple


Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $702.75 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $791.00 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

A Recap of 2018

Happy New Years Eve to all of you, wherever in the world you may currently be.

I am currently in Paris laying down because I ate too much escargot and I can’t stop eating everything in sight. I regret nothing though.

2018 was an incredible year for me. I won’t go through ALL the crazy shit necessarily because who really has time to read all of that today? Definitely not me and definitely not you nice people who probably have parties to get ready for or exes to reconcile with. (If you’re ONLY here for pictures - just click the links then, damn)

I began this busy year with my best friend Sherry and I welcoming 2018 in Abu Dhabi, amidst a 40-hr trek home from the Maldives. I’m one of those people that believe in how you start your new year will be how the rest of your year will go - so traveling? Yes. That was exactly how 2018 went for me.

The highlight of the year was actually not the crazy amount of traveling I did, it was that on February 26th, 2018: I finally got a permanent position at my workplace. I had been working on contract and up to that point there was really no definitive future for me and I was unsure what I would do after the contract was finished. But I got very lucky and I guess I must have done a good job because I was BLESSED with a permanent full-time position with ALL them benefits and ALL those yearly vacation days. I finally got stability and that really gave me a green light to pursue more travel than I had initially anticipated in 2018.

In April I finally got my return to Jamaica. I hadn’t been there since 2010 and being able to go back eight years after for carnival with my two best friends also there was amazing. Carnival in Jamaica was a good way to fill some of the tabanca I had from Cropover 2017. The main picture I used for this piece was actually taken on a yacht in Kingston, Jamaica while there for carnival. The flex was necessary.

At the end of May I surprisingly had put out what ended up being one of the most popular pieces ever on my blog. A breakdown of all the food festivals for summer 2018 in Toronto was put up on May 22nd and by like May 25th over 5,000 people had read it. I had never seen such traffic for my site. There was definitely some pieces that had been popular over time, but instantly? No. I hadn’t experienced such a frenzy before and I am truly grateful for it. Not only did it bring more readers to my page, it also contributed to others planning dates and potentially getting fatter as well. Great success on this end.

During June a group of friends and I made the trip out to Philadelphia for Roots Picnic. This would not be the only road trip for the year for me into America, because a month later my boyfriend Mark and I trekked over to Detroit to watch Liverpool vs. Manchester United play at the Big House. Both were amazing trips, with amazing people and they involved lots of naps.

For Labour Day weekend Mark and I went to Cancun on a quick little baecation. It was really nice to finally travel with him somewhere outside of America/Canada and take in a brand new country for both of us. Also, this ended up being country #30 for me so it was a momentous occasion all around.

An awesome non-travel-related thing did happen in September as well. I got to see my favourite soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic score his 500th career goal vs TFC in Toronto. He’s so damn fine. Hmph.

The following holiday (Canadian Thanksgiving) in October my best friend Lorren and I went to see Panama and Cartagena, Colombia. This fulfilled one of my personal goals as I wanted to surpass the # of countries vs my age since I never got to 30 by 30, at least now I had gotten to 32 by 32!

Shortly after returning from this trip Sherry’s sister got married and I got to go to a super fun wedding. The reason THIS wedding was especially fun was that after it ended …. we crashed the wedding party next door to it so we could keep dancing. I officially became a fucking wedding crasher. BOOYAH.

I laid low for most of October and November because I had this gargantuan trip coming up that I’m currently on. At one point I worked six weeks straight Monday to Sunday so nothing of particular excitement happened except for sleep deprivation and money making.

There was some amazing milestones during this time that happened for my blog though. First I had posted this free downloadable Excel spreadsheet to help people plan their finances for savings or for travel. I created the spreadsheet a while ago and this was how I planned all my trips so I figured other people would have use of it as well. I sure was right because that ended up being another super busy couple of days on my site. Furthermore, I dropped this GEM on my site for those people planning group travel. It was a checklist (partially joke/partially completely true) for them to go through before considering traveling with someone they knew OR didn’t know so well. Now THIS piece? That took off like me when I hear ‘dinner is served’ at a party. Everyone could relate to this blog post because it didn’t matter which country you were from, how old you were etc. You knew the exact types of people I talked about in it. Finally, all of these posts contributed to a momentous moment for the blog - the day I hit $1000 worth of earnings via advertising. That was a huge success for me because I had just begun monetizing earlier in the year and earning that much in the first year was insane to me. Some days I would earn $0.50 but then there was days where it was suddenly $77.00 as well.

I will forever be grateful to all of you who read, RT’d, passed along or recommended the blog in some way. Without you there’s no way I would have made a cent off of this in 2018.

On the topic of being grateful, I turned 32 on December 16th. My best friends Sherry, Lorren and Jummy threw me an awesome party in a hotel room which was followed by another awesome party in a night club. Oh, and the day after? I got to go to a Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions game for free, in a limo, because my blog followers are amazing. You can read about that crazy ass weekend here.

This brings us to the trip I am on currently. Back in April of 2018 I had this idea to try and do eight countries in twelve days for under $2000. Why eight? Well I’m greedy. I knew I would hit 32 countries by the time I was in Colombia so why not try for 40? As I sit here in France I am at 35 and in the next six days I will be in five other countries that will get me to 40. Crazy right?

There will obviously be individual recaps of all these places I visited during these crazy 12 days but I just wanted to tell you all quickly about an incident during this trip that definitely ended my 2018 on a super high note. During a gondola ride in Switzerland I got into chatting with a family from North Carolina about their trip and they had asked about mine. As I went to mention I had a blog and why I was doing this trip, the mother in the family stopped me and said, ‘You’re the impatient tourist! I’ve been to your blog.’ Holy shit. This really happened. I’m there, on one of the bajilion gondola rides in Switzerland, with a family from frigging North Carolina and this woman had been to my blog. I can’t describe how I felt at the moment because it’s something I never saw coming. I debate regularly if I should call myself a travel blogger because I’m not famous nor am I successful, I’m a person who blogs about travel…. not a travel blogger. But in THAT moment? I felt pretty damn amazing. So if you’re reading this FAMILY FROM NORTH CAROLINA - you made my year. You really did.

I could see how 2018 seemed to be filled with ALL good things from how I wrote all of this above, but there were down times. Those are sadly unavoidable. My best friend lost her father this year and I wanted to hug her forever to try and make the sadness from that go away. Also, some bitterness and anger I had from bullshit in 2017 really still lingered in my feelings. You’re not supposed to bring the resentment and anger from one year into another, but I had. I actually had brought it from 2017 all the way to December 2018. It took me a full year to realize some conversations were never going to happen and that I have to do a better job at letting shit go. So I did. I will not be entering 2019 with nonsense from 2017, and I can truly say I only have otherwise amazing things from 2018 to take into 2019 with me - HAPPILY.

I hope all of you have a safe and super fun new years eve. I hope that whatever you wanted to accomplish in 2018 got done and if it didn’t, so what? Keep working hard and it could happen in 2019.

Thank you for reading the blog. i will try to continue and put out inappropriate content that sometimes makes no sense amidst some kick ass itineraries. Also, I will be back to doing personalized itineraries on January 7th when I’m back from this vacation.

I’m going to go take a nap before partying it up in the center of Paris tonight. I am wishing all of you the super duperest of happy new years!

  • Mirna

Toronto to Zurich: Baecation

SPECS

Who: Two People, One Bed

Where: Toronto to Zurich, Switzerland

When: Sunday, February 10th - Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $1000.00

Notes: Iceland Air has a nice carry-on space of 10kg.


Flight: Toronto to Zurich | February 10th - February 17th

$501.00 CDN: roundtrip (quick layovers)

Stay: AirBnB for Two | February 11th - February 17th

Option 1: $920.00 CDN ($460.00/per person); Looks cozy, Great location, Great reviews, Close to transit

Option 2: $838.00 CDN ($419.00/per person); Awesome location, Perfect reviews, Looks cozy

Option 3: $940.00 CDN ($470.00/per person); Looks simple, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $891.00 CDN ($445.50/per person); Close to transit, Good area, Perfect reviews, Looks super cute

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $920.00 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $971.00 per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to #SocaWeekender2019 Itinerary: Malta

SPECS

Who: Four People, Two Beds / Two People, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Rome, Italy + St. Julian’s, Malta

When: Monday, October 14th - Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Budget Per Person: $1200ish

Notes: I tried to make it so you could get some time to explore Rome as well as be in Malta for the FULL #SocaWeekender2019. St. Julian’s is about 1.5-2hrs from the airport, if you need transport info and ticket info you can find it here. The locations for the AirBnB’s will be as close to St. Julian’s as possible. I don’t know too much about this event, but I did see that last year it was in Greece and looked beautiful, so I figured I’d help people make it to the 2019 one! I have no affiliation with the organizers.


Flight: Toronto to Rome | October 14th - October 23rd

$639.00 CDN: roundtrip (quick layovers)

Stay: AirBnB for four in Rome | October 15th - October 17th

Option 1: $289.00 CDN ($72.25/per person); Looks cute, Great location, Close to transit, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $173.00 CDN ($43.25/per person); Close to the Vatican, Simple, Great reviews

Option 3: $347.00 CDN ($86.75/per person); Awesome location, Great reviews, Looks good

Option 4: $282.00 CDN ($70.50/per person); Close to the Colosseum, Looks cozy, Great reviews

Stay: AirBnB for two in Rome | October 15th - October 17th

Option 1: $247.00 CDN ($123.50/per person); Bed + Sofa bed, Looks nice, Close to Colosseum, Great reviews

Option 2: $170.00 CDN ($85.00/per person); Looks cozy, Good location, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $244.00 CDN ($122.00/per person); Close to Colosseum, Looks great, Big, Great reviews

Flight: Rome to Malta | October 17th - October 22nd

$148.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

Stay: AirBnB for four in Malta | October 17th - October 22nd

Option 1: $697.00 CDN ($174.25/per person); Looks great, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $1092.00 CDN ($273.00/per person); Penthouse, Looks awesome, Big, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $688.00 CDN ($172.00/per person); Great location, Looks cute, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $493.00 CDN ($123.25/per person); Close to sea, Looks nice, Great reviews

Option 5: $511.00 CDN ($127.75/per person); Looks rustic, Perfect reviews, Close to nightlife

Stay: AirBnB for two in Malta | October 17th - October 22nd

Option 1: $432.00 CDN ($216.00/per person); Looks cute, Great location, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $330.00 CDN ($165.00/per person); Bed + Sofa Bed, Looks cozy, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $458.00 CDN ($229.00/per person); Looks rustic, Big, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $397.00 CDN ($198.50/per person); Close to the center, Looks cute, Perfect reviews

Stay: AirBnB for four near Rome Airport | October 22nd - October 23rd

Option 1: $222.00 CDN ($55.50/per person); Perfect reviews, Good area, Looks nice

Option 2: $219.00 CDN ($54.75/per person); Looks very nice, Perfect reviews, Good location

Option 3: $141.00 CDN ($35.25/per person); Great reviews, Looks cozy, Good location

Stay: AirBnB for two near Rome Airport | October 22nd - October 23rd

Option 1: $132.00 CDN ($66.00/per person); Looks great, Good location, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $139.00 CDN ($69.50/per person); Good area, Perfect reviews, Looks great, Bed + Sofa Bed

Option 3: $106.00 CDN ($53.00/per person); Looks big, Great reviews, Good location


Total: For four you're looking at between $988.75 CDN and $1202.25 CDN per person for the trip. For two you're looking at between $1090.00 CDN and $1209.00 CDN per person for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Shanghai: Quickie Solo Trip

SPECS

Who: One Person, One Bed

Where: Toronto to Shanghai, China

When: Tuesday, April 2nd - Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Budget: $1000.00

Notes: This is a mixture of private room and entire place stays, whatever you’re more comfortable with.


Flight: Toronto to Shanghai | April 2nd - April 9th

$676.00 CDN: roundtrip (direct)

Stay: AirBnB for one | April 3rd - April 9th

Option 1: $256.00 CDN; Looks cute, Perfect reviews, Good area

Option 2: $317.00 CDN; Close to transit, Looks cozy, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $317.00 CDN; Perfect reviews, Looks beautiful, Good area

Option 4: $189.00 CDN; Looks cute, Perfect reviews, Cat place, Good location

Option 5: $275.00 CDN; Close to transit, Looks simple, Cozy, Great reviews


Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $865.00 for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $993.00 for the trip.

Extras: If you plan on using AirBnB for the first time, click here for a free credit towards your stay OR if you choose Booking.com for the first time click here for a free credit. Also, if you plan on using Uber for the first time, click here for a free credit towards the ride.

- Mirna 

 

I am not a licensed travel agent of Ontario and make itineraries as a hobby. Any itineraries used by readers are of their own free will and choosing. Site owner is not responsible for any misadventures, mishaps, airline issues or accommodation issues that occur on trip itineraries that are posted or individually e-mailed to readers.

Toronto to Dominican Republic: Quickie Group Trip

SPECS

Who: Four People, Two Beds

Where: Toronto to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

When: Friday, January 11th - Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Budget Per Person: $700ish


Flight: Toronto to Punta Cana | January 11th - January 16th

$480.00 CDN: roundtrip (layovers)

Stay: AirBnB for four | January 11th - January 16th

Option 1: $954.00 CDN ($238.50/per person); Looks great, Pool, Perfect reviews

Option 2: $691.00 CDN ($172.75/per person); Pool, Close to beach, Looks great, Perfect reviews

Option 3: $921.00 CDN ($230.25/per person); Jacuzzi, Pool, Looks nice, Perfect reviews

Option 4: $310.00 CDN ($77.50/per person); Looks simple, Quiet area, Great reviews

Option 5: $606.00 CDN ($151.50/per person); Good location, Pool, Looks nice, Perfect reviews

Total: Overall, if you go for the LEAST expensive options I posted it's about $557.50 per person for the trip and for the MOST expensive options it's about $718.00 per person for the trip.

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- Mirna 

 

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