Blogger Recognition Award: Just Leaving Footprints

This post is pretty late but a while ago I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Rated by Hannah! I am so excited because last year, Just Leaving Footprints also won the Liebster Award as well! This post contains affiliate links. Should you decide to purchase something from one of my affiliates I …

Where to Stay in Jasper: Snoozing at The Sleepy Bear Inn

My recent long weekend trip to Jasper was nothing short of breath taking. We were completely surrounded by majestic white peaks, pine trees and a cute village to explore. After long days of hiking and exploring it was so wonderful to be able to relax at The Sleepy Bear Inn. I would definitely recommend staying …

How to Plan a Surprise Trip for Someone

Booking.com Is it your SO’s birthday? Are you celebrating an anniversary or wanting to blow your best friend away with the best Christmas gift ever? Above all else, do you and your special someone love to travel? Then perhaps it’s really time to treat them (and maybe yourself too) to a surprise trip! This post …

Before You Go Checklist: How To Prepare for Long Term Travel

Booking.com So you’ve decided you’re ready for long term travel! Maybe you’re jetting off to explore Europe for a few months. Perhaps you are getting ready to study abroad in Chile or about to head to Thailand for some backpacking, a gap-year or a work-abroad placement. Whatever the deal may be, there are some key things …

Coyoacán, Mexico City: Exploring Frida Kahlo’s City

Booking.com Coyoacán is a beautiful small part of Mexico City steeped in rich Mexican history. My last week in week in Mexico (for now anyway) was two weeks ago and I was determined to make the most of it. I insisted that my fiancé, Arturo and his family take me to explore Coyoacán, Frida Kahlo’s home, …

Visiting Las Grutas de la Estrella

The other day my fiancé’s family and I took a trip to Ixtapan de la Sal to explore Las Grutas de la Estrella. Las Grutas are caves that are surrounded by lush forest and a bubbling river. The river runs into the cavern and if you’re willing to pay a little extra and get really …