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This Fedora Will Be Your Go-to Travel Hat

Looking for a hat that will look stylish and provide sun protection? Looking for a hat that will take you through all season and work well from urban to outdoor environments? King & Fifth Supply co. has designed just that. King & Fifth Supply co. is best known for creating stylish headwear and apparel that works for your lifestyle, wherever life might take you. Combining both style and function, The Arlo Fedora is your must-have travel hat. The wide brim fedora comes in both men’s and women’s in a re-designed pattern. King & Fifth Supply co.’s fedora lowered the crown height just enough so that the hat is versatile enough that it looks great sitting atop the head but tippled back as well. Plus, with the size inserts, you can adjust the hat so that it fits perfectly.  The Arlo has also a pinched front made of wool for the…

How to Spend 24-Hours in Lima, Peru

The capital city of Lima, Peru curves around the Pacific Ocean offering a unique view of the rocky coast from a number of neighbourhoods. This city is often seen as your launching point for heading to Machu Pichu or spending some time trekking through one of the national parks. To help plan the start of your Peruvian vacation in Lima, here’s how to spend the first day or two while on vacation in Peru. What to do in Lima, Peru Barranco is a lively neighbourhood in Lima that both the locals and the tourists love.  Murals and colourful street art decorate Barranco allowing the Peruvian art and culture to reverberate around every corner. MATE Museum One of the highlights of this neighbourhood is the MATE Museum that celebrates the work of acclaimed Peruvian photographer Mario Testino along with a number of other Peruvian artists. His collection ranges from his work…

How to Spend a Stopover in Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Airport i is one of the busiest airports in Asia and a popular spot for both tourists to explore and as a stopover location to continue your journey further east. But with an extended layover, travellers often are itching to escape the airport and explore a new destination. The airport is located on Lantau Island, almost an hour away from downtown by train. Instead of getting stuck in the city traffic when you only have a few hours to spare, here’s how to spend your layover in Hong Kong. Take the Ngong Ping Cable Car to the Ngong Ping Village Soaring over the scenic hills, the Ngong Ping Cable Car offers exceptional views of the distant and vast South China Sea and the rolling greens of North Lantau Country Park. The cable car boards from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping Village on Lantau Island only 10 minutes away…

This Travel Pillow Will Give You a 360-Degree Sleep

Have you ever found yourself on a long-haul flight trying to find a comfortable position to fall asleep in? Does the flimsy airline pillow or the pouffy donut-shaped neck pillow you picked up at the airport convenience store not cut it? The Montreal-based founders of Ibboo designed the product to solve those exact issues and to create a neck pillow that supports the head at 360 degrees during your flight. After countless sleepless flights and neck pains after an uncomfortable rest, Ibboo was created to solve those common sleep issue travellers face. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ibboo (@ibboo4u) on Aug 13, 2019 at 11:52am PDT The Travel Sleep Set Designed with memory foam, the Ibboo is a travel pillow with a unique design that supports the full weight of the head and offers 360-degree support to provide you with the ultimate comfort when…

How to Explore Tahiti on a Budget

When you’re jotting down your bucket list destinations, the Islands of Tahiti are ones that commonly make the top of the list. The islands are filled with mystery and beauty for travellers hoping to explore the black-sand beaches, lagoons, waterfalls and volcanos found on the islands. French Polynesia is made up of 118 islands divided into 5 archipelagos, in an area the size of Europe. Often associated with luxurious over-the-water villas and celebrity vacations, there is another side of the Island of Tahiti that offers a local and experience for travellers on a budget to enjoy. To help you check the Islands of Tahiti off your bucket list, we’re sharing some tips on how to plan your trip to Tahiti on a budget. Fly to Tahiti on a Low-Cost Airline One of the biggest ways to stay in budget while travelling is to find a good flight deal to your…

Three Things You Need Before Travelling with a Baby

Travelling with an infant can be daunting, but don’t let having a little one in tow curb your wanderlust. The trick to making travel with a tot easier is to have the right gear to allow you to sightsee with ease. To help you prepare for your next vacation, we’ve rounded up three innovative items to help make travelling with a baby easier. A Travel Stroller Investing in a lightweight, collapsible stroller is a great option for the family who enjoys travelling. But finding one you can use both on vacation and in your everyday life, is a win-win for any parent.  The BabyZen Yoyo+ is not only one of the most stylish strollers on the market, but it is also designed to go anywhere, it folds and unfolds easily, can be carried like a bag and is one-hand driving, with minimal storage required, it can be taken as cabin…

How to spend an affordable weekend in The Hamptons

The South Fork of Long Island is known for being a haven for affluent New Yorkers and celebrities fleeing the city in search of fresh farmland and Oceanside views. After a weekend road-tripping through this region, to my surprise, I realized that there were a ton of activities to do in the eastern hamlets and villages of Long Island that are accessible for the average explorer. Only an hour and a half from New York City, Westhampton is the perfect spot for those looking for more affordable accommodations. If you are hoping to experience The Hamptons like a local, your best option is to find a vacation rental property online with a group of friends. If you have the chance to travel during the “off-season”, to your advantage many of the properties are available for short-term weekend rentals (instead of a full week) with rates that are often lower then…

Why Suzhou Should Be On Your Travel Bucket List

If you go to China and don’t visit the Great Wall of China, did you really go to China? Contrary to the travel bucket lists you see circulating around the internet, there are a number of things to do and see beyond those checklists. And in China, the picturesque city of Suzhou is just that. Known as the Venice of China, the city is connected through a number of canals and waterways including the Suzhou Grand Canal that has been listed in the World Heritage Site List by UNESCO.  Only a short train ride from Shanghai on the bullet train and a great stop before heading to other cities like Nanjing, here’s how to spend your trip exploring Suzhou, China. Visit the Gardens in Suzhou Lion Grove Garden Best known for its multi-story rock maze that rises nearly 23 feet into the air, the Lion Grove Garden is known for the labyrinthine…

How to Spend 24 Hours in Shanghai

Shanghai is a cosmopolitan city filled with the wonder of centuries past and a glimpse into the future. The city is often your gateway into exploring other Chinese cities with international flights landing regularly in Shanghai Pudong Aiport (PVG). Whether you are beginning your adventure in Shanghai before travelling to other nearby cities like Nanjing or Suzhou, or the city is your destination, here’s how to spend your first 24 hours in Shanghai. Dine in the French Concession in Shanghai Feeling more like you’ve stumbled across a promenade in Europe than in Asia, the French Concession is an elegant neighbourhood where cobblestones and leafy boulevards transport you to another time.  The area is filled with cozy live-music venues and boutique wine bars and small fashion boutiques. If you have time, the Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum is worth the visit. While there are a number of noodle shops, French bistros…

7 Places to Visit in Nanjing, China

As one of China’s great ancient capital cities, Nanjing is known for this history and rich culture dating all the way back to the Ming Dynasty in the Republic of China.  Sitting on the situated in the Yangtze River Delta area 190 miles northwest of Shanghai, Nanjing is recognized as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. Nanjing has remained a popular spot for travellers to explore because it is filled with highly acclaimed attractions and affordable accommodations options.  To help plan your trip to China, here are 7 things to do in Nanjing during your next vacation. The Grand Bao’en Temple The Grand Bao’en Temple has been restored to become an ultramodern museum that shares the history of the landmark and is home to the reconstructed Porcelain Tower which offers one of the best aerial views of Nanjing.  The Porcelain Tower was a soaring Ming-era pagoda and one…