Backyard Travel | Forests For The World, Prince George, British Columbia

The Backyard Travel series is meant to showcase the beauty within Northern British Columbia. It would be a shame if I didn’t recognize Forests for the World, a demonstration forest located within the city of Prince George. There are a variety of trail routes within the park, some of which are wheelchair accessible. (Ps, the trail route to Shane lake IS wheelchair accessible!)

Forests For the World, Prince George, British Columbia, Tourism PG, Shane Lake

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Solo Traveling: Important Questions To Consider

Solo travel is guaranteed to be one of the most influential things you will ever do. Not only does it offer you complete freedom to travel when and wherever you choose; but, also invaluable confidence and life skills. However, before you embark on a solo adventure, there’s a few questions you might want to ask yourself…

Image by R. Mitra, used under Creative Commons license.

Image by R. Mitra, used under Creative Commons license.

Should I Go Completely Alone or Join a Tour?

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The Tortured Past of Coyotepe Fortress

Coyotepe Fortress has a tortured past. It isn’t noticeable when you first arrive but once you’re inside and walking through the depths of the dungeons where many political prisoners were held and tortured… Coyotepe’s ghosts will haunt you.

Coyotepe Fortress, Masaya, Nicaragua, Granada, Torture, Prison, Political Prisoners

If only walls could speak…

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Petra, at night. 

The Ancient Rose City, Petra

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Rock Bridge in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Rock Bridges naturally formed out of granite and sandstone in the Wadi Rum desert.

Rock Bridges naturally formed out of granite and sandstone in the Wadi Rum desert.

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Backyard Travel | Embracing The Adventures Within Reach

Northern British Columbia, Canada

is an absolutely beautiful place. It doesn’t get as much credit as it truly deserves.

Devils Club, Prince George, Maple, Forest

As gorgeous as these maple looking leaves are, beware, this is Devils Club. It’s not to be messed with!

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Christmas in Egypt

In December 2012 we packed our bags and set out for an adventure throughout Egypt and Jordan. We traveled for three weeks which included Christmas and New Years. Though, we didn’t anticipate celebrating Christmas as it would traditionally be celebrated back home in North America… come to think of it, I am not sure if I even saw one Christmas tree while we were in these countries.

Without planning it I realized we were going to be spending Christmas Eve sailing from Aswan to Luxor on a Felucca (sailboat) and sleeping under the stars on the Nile River. It was a truly gorgeous experience… If I am not convincing enough, take a look at some picture I took of our journey.

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Going Away for Christmas Without your Furry Friend? Check out DogVacay!

Are you traveling abroad to spend Christmas with your loved ones or to visit a different climate? Stressed about being prepared for your upcoming holidays? Wanting to find the best option for your loved, family dog to not feel abandoned by your absence? Be sure to check out DogVacay to make sure your furry friends are taken care of while you’re away! You might be wondering, “How does this service work?” Well, take a few moments to check out the video below, don’t worry, it’s only 90 seconds! ;)

Find a Sitter for your Precious Pup!

Did you know there are MILLIONS of dog sitters throughout North America? DogVacay has more than 20,000 on their platform alone!

Saying that, there’s a very good chance you will be able to find a dog sitter close to home or even give your precious pup the chance to travel to a dog sitter of your choice, as well as choice of location! You also have the option to have your pup watched in your own home or the home of an insured and trusted dog lover. If this isn’t convenient… I don’t know what is!


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Ashley @ A Southern Gypsy Interviewed :)

I have had the pleasure to work with Ashley on many occasions in the past year; just from email correspondence you can tell she is a very lively and bubbly lady as well as passionate about travel. Earlier this year Ashley did an interview of me and this blog (Life, Love and Adventure). After the interview I wrote a guest post to feature on her blog of my favorite place in the world… Costa Rica! :) I figured it was about time I introduced my readers to this lovely lady, she’s gearing up to experience the long term travel lifestyle in the next few months.

Make sure to keep in touch with her adventures in Southeast Asia and beyond through her blog, A Southern Gypsy!

Ashley in Venice

Ashley in Venice

Tell us a little bit about yourself… I’m Ashley- the creator and mastermind behind A Southern Gypsy – an outdoor adventure travel blog.  I’m a 20-something female who about eight months ago decided to trade my Nashville life in for a life of adventure and travel.  Slight problem – I needed to save up money for that so from then and for the next 6 months I’m doing just that before I head out to Southeast Asia in November.

Where in the world have you been? I’ve been all over the United States, Canada, South Korea, and a majority of western Europe.

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Maya Civilization | Uxmal, Mexico

Uxmal (Oosh-mahl) is a Maya Civilization located in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, Uxmal’s art and architecture represent a pinnacle of the late Maya; as well as being one of the best maintained and restored archaeology sites in the Yucatan. At its time Uxmal was home to around 25,000 Maya and flourished around 600-1000 A.D.

Pyramid of the Magician

Maya Civilization | Uxmal Pyramid of the Magician Pyramid of the Dwarf

The Adivino | Pyramid of the Magician

The Pyramid of the Magician, also known as the Pyramid of the Dwarf, standing at 115 feet tall plays a part in the most popular Yucatan Maya folklore. This ancient tale says,  Continue reading

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