Candidly Kate: My instagram vacation was faked

I faked my instagram vacation.  The day before my Chuseok holiday began I was feeling pretty stressed out.  I couldn’t shake this nagging feeling that something was wrong. Seriously? 3,000 posts? I guess I like you, #instagram. • • • • • • • • #Seoul #Itaewon #travelblogger #travelblog #igpossetravels #wearetravelgirls #digitalnomadgirls #travelista #seetheworld #instapassport #passport…

Am I an Expat Travel Burnout?

Am I an expat travel burnout?  I’m beginning to think I might be.  Tomorrow night I’m leaving Seoul to travel to Nanjing, Taipei, and Qingdao.  I’ll be taking 4 flights in 5 days.  What am I thinking?  What was I thinking booking circular flights for such a short period of time? I feel nervous because…

Seoulcialite Day at the Races – Seoul EVENT

I must admit, I do love spending the day with all the pretty little horses!  This weekend (Sunday Fun-day September 11th, 2016) Let’s Run Seoul and the Korean Racing Authority present the Korea Cup 2016.  This event invitation, extended exclusively to foreigners in Korea (Waygooks, rejoice!), means free entry into this international event!  Jockeys from…

My Ibis Styles intro to Chiang Mai

After spending 3 blissful, uneventful days on the beach in Phuket, I was ready for some action in Chiang Mai.  Lucky me, H and a few others from Doolay Hostel booked seats on my flight and after a much shorter trip to the airport (still about 40 minutes, but this time from the comfort of our…

Passing through Phuket: Sunday Night Market

When I arrived in Phuket, Thailand, I bought my shuttle bus ticket, packed my duffel bag into the back and waited.  We waited an eternity in a full van for the driver.   I guess I shouldn’t complain as the shared bus is only 200 Thai Baht ($8 Canadian), but after spending 24 hours in…

Massa-man, am I a great cook!

Trazy.com Korea’s #1 Travel Shop sent me to check out Silom Thai Cooking School, and I couldn’t have been more excited!

One Night in Bangkok

I wish I had known what an amazing location this actually was, but in the heavy rain and with the drinking ban due to the election, I was very happy to enjoy a lovely meal, a glass of champagne, and a quiet night in my luxurious hotel room.

Seoul Food: Guilty Pleasure

Brunch is an affair enjoyed at leisure with rich food and great company. In fact, one might say that Brunch is my most favourite guilty pleasure.

Candidly Kate: Braving Needles for Botox

I know several people who have had botox and don’t keep it a secret. It’s pretty run-of-the-mill in Seoul, to be candid. When I came into work and mentioned what I did on the weekend one of my colleagues squealed in delight and said “congratulations!”.

Sleepless in Seattle? Not with Hipmunk Hotels in Washington!

Seattle is one of my favorite places to eat, drink, catch a game, and shop. I went to the University of British Columbia and had many friends just south of the border. Vancouver and Portland offer that West-Coast hipster vibe, but Seattle is that monkey in the middle I can’t seem to shake. Whether you’re…

Hipmunk Hotels: How to Visit Cuba on a Budget

The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on APRIL 12, 201 by THEHIPMUNK How to Visit Cuba on a Budget Thehipmunk Editor’s note: As of Aug 31, 2016, direct flights from the US to Cuba are taking off for the first time since 1961. Flights to Santa Clara, Cuba Now that Cuba’s tourism industry is up…

Hipmunk Hotels in Fort Meyers, Panama City, Gainesville, and More

The post below was originally published on Leah Travel’s on September 9th, 2016 by Leah Walker Florida is always better in fall. The sticky days of summer have passed, the crowds are headed home, and hotels are offering huge discounts to lure in travelers for the shoulder season. Florida sees average highs between 75 and 90…

HIPMUNK HOTELS WITH ADVENTURES IN AMARILLO, MCALLEN, IRVING, AND MORE

HIPMUNK HOTELS WITH ADVENTURES IN AMARILLO, MCALLEN, IRVING, AND MORE The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on  JUNE 15, 2016 BY BECKY @ PROJECT DOMESTICATION The Mustangs of Las Colinas by The Wonders of Back Roads via Trover.com Make some late summer or early trip plans to explore Amarillo, McAllen or…

Hipmunk Hotels Tailwind: Top 7 Family Trips And Outdoor Adventures

The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on JULY 19, 2015 by THEHIPMUNK The Top 7 Family Trips And Outdoor Adventures When planning family trips, it’s best to keep kids busy with activities from crafting and music lessons to hiking and swimming. (No one wants to hear, “Mom, I’m bored” while lounging beach side with a cocktail…