The Freshness of Spring

If April showers bring May flowers – I’m ready to make it RAIN!! While this is quite obviously a travel blog, every now and then I like to step out of the confines of this genre and delve into the self development and growth sphere. It’s fun over there too and fortunately, I think the…

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7 Easy Ways to Spread Love on Valentine’s Day

  7 Easy Ways to Spread Love on Valentine’s Day   I’ve said it before on here – I’m a romantic. I’m not ashamed. I love to love. As Valentine’s Day comes around again, I wanted to do my part to spread a little love out into the world. A few years back I did…

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Croatia in Photos: Zagreb

Croatia in Photos: Zagreb If you follow my social media channels, you might recall that I have found myself gallivanting around beautiful Croatia to experience not once but twice in the past couple years. My most recent visit was focused on finding the benefits of visiting the European Union’s most recent addition in the off…

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This Video Will Make You Want to Travel The World!

This Video Will Make You Want to Travel The World! 2014 was certainly a year like no other. 20 countries, some multiple times, and more adventures and experiences than I can begin to count. As a follow up to my 2014 Thank You Video I thought I would put together a collection of some of the best…

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Thank You For an Amazing 2014

Well, another year has come to a close. It was a fantastic 2014 and I am beyond grateful to have the continued honour of travelling around the globe with all of you! Thank you for making this year one of the best yet and here is to an unbelievable 2015 ahead. Be sure to follow…

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7 Awesome, Unique and Easy Last-Minute Gift Ideas

  7 Awesome, Unique and Easy Last-Minute Gift Ideas     December is bonkers when it comes to holiday parties, Christmas, Hanukkah, birthdays (like mine) and a million and one reasons why you’re running around like a chicken with your head cut off, made worse by the fact that you forgot to get a much…

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To Sri Lanka We Go!!

It came about quite unexpectedly to be honest. In short, at World Travel Market in London, UK I was invited on a conference press trip to Sri Lanka alongside a handful of awesome fellow travel bloggers. With just one week to reorganize my European itinerary (which we’ll get back to in a week, promise) I was…

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One Last 2014 Adventure Announcement…

It’s safe to say that 2014 has been quite a year of travel over here at Backpack With Brock. Costa Rica, Nevis, Oman, India, UAE, Sri Lanka, Maldives – and that’s just journeys taking me out of North America. It’s been a blast. With just a few months left in the year, I’ve made a…

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Spotlight: Blue River Resort & Hot Springs, Costa Rica

Nestled in the enchanting rainforest surrounding Costa Rica’s Rincon del la Vieja, you will find Blue River Resort and Hot Springs. With so many ways to experience the country, it was key to find somewhere that offered the full on jungle experience from adventure and nature to hot springs and relaxation. Flying into Liberia airport, Blue…

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European Seaside Destinations To Visit on the Cheap

Europe is a gift waiting to be unwrapped, a hidden assortment of gems beyond all the old familiar places. From the Portuguese Algarve to the wonders of the Balearic Islands, Europe and, in particular, the Mediterranean has no shortage of beach destinations. That being said, however, it’s also host to a vast array of beach destinations that…

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You Can Travel the World, But Where Does It Take You?

It’s a little after 8am. I’m at one of my favourite cafes, in my favourite spot, drinking a cup of dark roast coffee (in a mug – save the planet) and sporting one of my favourite blazers. It’s nautical themed, there are anchors on it. The sun is shining, there’s a cool, light breeze. This…

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Snapshot: The Girl and the Motorcycle in Vietnam

  If you’ve been to South East Asia, you no doubt saw and remember the many motorcycles and the array of things being transported on them. Animals, entire families, deliveries, refrigerators – you name it, someone will attempt to move it by motorbike. They really do put North America to shame with our minivans and…

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Review: Goodmorning Hostel – Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon does hostels right. Maybe it’s the creative minds, or the fact that the competing hostels challenge each other to continually improve and be the most appealing accommodation on the market but regardless, they’ve got it figured out. This post brings you a review of Goodmorning Hostel Lisbon. When my mother asked during our trip…

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