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Staying at Sanctuary Retreats Gorilla Forest Camp in Uganda • The Blonde Abroad

During my recent trip to Uganda, I was fortunate enough to be hosted for a 3-night stay at Sanctuary Retreats Gorilla Forest Camp. Gorilla trekking has been on my lists of MUSTS for a very long time, but there are only so many permits allowed at a time in order to preserve the natural environment and the welfare of the mountain gorillas. So, I wasn’t sure if it was actually going to come to fruition. However, Sanctuary Retreats Gorilla Forest Camp made it possible and the planning […]

Top Things to Do in Mauritius • The Blonde Abroad

In the Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar, you’ll find heaven on earth. A tropical paradise famous for its sparkling beaches and world-class diving, Mauritius is a must. When I’m dreaming of a place where I can totally disconnect and forget about the world from the comfort of a private white sand beach, this is precisely the place I have in mind. With a French-speaking mainly Hindu population, this African island is not quite like anywhere else on the continent. One of the safest, most tourist-friendly […]

Start Planning Your Next Trip During Expedia’s Spring Sale • The Blonde Abroad

This post was written in partnership with Expedia. As always, thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.   What’s on your 2020 travel bucket list? For me, I’m wanting to explore new destinations—particularly ones where I can scuba dive! I’m curious: where do you want to travel this year? Or better yet, how do you want to travel? Are you looking to head out on a solo trip, plan a girlfriend getaway, or a romantic holiday somewhere tropical? My first solo trip for 2020 is […]

20 Things I’ve Learned from 10 Years of Travel • The Blonde Abroad

It’s been one long ride! If you’ve been following for a while, you probably already know a bit about me. After university, I started out in the world of corporate wealth management. I very quickly learned that it wasn’t for me. At all. I started traveling. The more I saw, the more I wanted to see. Fast forward ten years and I now have a travel blog that I am so proud of, and a life that I am incredibly grateful to have (in case you’re curious […]

Steeped In History, Bard and Banker Is More Than A Great Pub

Every city has a building or two that whisper its history when you enter. With a mix of west coast inspirations along with classic pub fare, there is a plethora of choices for every palate. They are buildings I can stare at for hours imagining all the stories and lives that entered and used the space. In a world where modern tends to rule the day, some businesses in the city of Victoria, BC have sought to preserve the beauty of the past. And that’s just what […]