Iceland isn’t necessarily known for being a food destination. Because it’s an island, and there’s not much arable land, they have to ship a lot of food in. That’s reflected in the prices. It’s not super cheap to eat dinner out, that’s for sure. Here’s […]
We had decided beforehand that we wanted to do some sort of excursion offered by our travel company, Sunwing. We had all agreed that we wanted to go on some sort of boating/snorkeling expedition. Our contact point at the hotel told us about an excursion that sounded like exactly what we wanted.
It was a tour lasting about 4-5 hours, that included a boat trip to go see the famous Arch, snorkeling, lunch, and bottomless drinks. The tour was put on through Novotours in partnership with Sunwing for about $100 CAD.
A shuttle bus took us to the marina where we collected our tickets and got on the boat. We were handed a cocktail upon arrival, which is exactly what I want from vacation.
We then made the trek out to the Arch. You can only see the Arch from the water. There’s no point of land where you can see it from. If you want to see it, but aren’t interested in doing an excursion like this, a water taxi can take you out for less than $20.
We then headed out into the sea to a spot way past our hotel where we could do some snorkeling. On our way there, we were able to see some sea lions and whales.
We got to the snorkeling spot, and I was genuinely surprised at how many fish we were able to see. I had never been snorkeling before, so this was a real treat.
After snorkeling, we had a very delicious lunch and headed on home. It was pretty overcast that day, so I didn’t reapply my sunscreen as much as I should have and ended up with a pretty good burn.
I thought the tour was well worth the money. We all agreed this was our favourite part of the trip. The crew were all wonderful and provided excellent service. The food was great. The snorkeling was amazing. I would absolutely recommend this excursion if your hotel offers something similar.
For more on where we stayed in Cabo, check out this post.
I’ve been a huge Harry Potter fan for a very long time. I was able to grow up with the series. Like many others, I would anxiously wait for each new book and then read it all in one weekend, and stood in lines for the midnight showings of the movies. So you best BELIEVE I wasn’t going to miss a chance to visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour.
We booked our tickets through a tour service. This way we were able to get a bus to the studios (they’re about an hour outside of London) and you didn’t have to wait in line for your tickets once you got there.
You are ushered into a small theatre where you see a video about the tour featuring some of the actors. Then, you’re able to go into the great hall.
The tour is self-guided which is great, you can go at your own pace and spend more time on the things you want to see and spend less on the things you’re not super interested in. While obviously you can’t touch the items in the exhibits, there are some parts of the tour that are interactive.
It was very cool to see all of the things I saw in the movies IRL.
And of course I tried the Butterbeer! (10/10, would recommend)
My favourite part of the tour was Diagon Alley. It was so striking. I could have spent all day in there.
It was a completely *magical* experience to go on the studio tour. I had such a great time exploring everything that went into creating the wizarding world for the big screen.
The weather was nice, the sun was shining and I thought it was time for a vacation. My friend Emily and I decided to take a trip to Montreal. As she lives on the east coast, and I in Ontario, Montreal seemed like a good meet-in-the-middle point, and I had never been!
On the first day, we did a lot of walking around. Like, I crushed my previous best on my FitBit by 10,000 steps a lot. We couldn’t get enough of exploring the old town.
We also paid a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts because it was free for people under 30. That’s where I found a piece of art I really connected with.
The next day we did a hike to the viewing point at Mont Royal. Here’s a tip, don’t wait until noon on the hottest possible day to do it.
We stumbled across the Alouettes season opener, so we thought we had to go. We didn’t stay for the whole game because holy hell was it ever long. I don’t know if I’ve even been to a baseball game that was that long.
Our last day was spent wandering around, appreciating the amazing street art on Blvd St Laurent.
I had high expectations for Montreal, but they were still blown away. I loved this city, and can’t wait to go back!