I'm a semi-nomadic travel blogger and freelance writer who has travelled to 59 countries and all seven continents. Nowadays I spend about five months a year abroad.
On bigtravelnut.com I blog about affordable solo travel for the 40+ crowd, including alternative accommodations, off-the-beaten path destinations, and food.
Most definitely. You're entering another country and you'll need to go through Customs. TIP: Make sure you don't have any guns in the car. Gun laws in Canada are much more stringent than in the US. Have a great trip! See More
I'd say the one near Toronto, for all the reasons that Lissa said. Also the group is smaller, with an equal number of boys and girls. Besides the price being lower, the Canadian dollar is quite a bit weaker than the US dollar so you'll spend... See More
I'm originally from Montreal and travel back there regularly. I don't think traffic is any worse than in any other North American city of a similar size, but the downtown area has a lot of one-way streets. The good news is that you don't... See More
I'd say Bangkok. It's grown into quite an international city over the last 25 years and has a good infrastructure and transportation system (metro, skytrain, two airports). It's the hub for Air Asia, a budget airline that flies all over Southeast... See More
Claus has got the right idea: head west, not south, to see a more authentic Mexico. But you don't even have to go as far as Merida. Valladolid (wrong on the map, it's only 2 hours by bus/car from Cancun) is a lovely colonial... See More
Hi Beatrice! I don't understand why you have to choose... You have an entire year! Like Lisa said, you can't legally work in NZ unless you have a work visa. Also, the seasons are reversed in Canada and NZ as you probably know. So why don't you spend a few... See More
Hi Kristofer, You didn't say if you'll have access to a car or not, but even if you don't, there is a special bus service called Parkbus that travels to various parks and conservation areas around Toronto. Their page will give you some ideas of places you can... See More
I've lived in Toronto for 28 years, so here's my advice. Skip Algonquin as it is a 3-hour drive from the city and not really suited to day tripping. Niagara Falls is easy to do, especially if you have a rental car. There are tours as well, and... See More
In early May, the weather should be decent in most places. For mid-March, I'd recommend southern Spain (Andalusia) basing yourself in either Malaga or Seville. That part of Spain is very sunny. I had clear skies and 17C in Málaga... See More