Nestled north east of Toronto and just a stone’s throw away from the capital of Canada, the Ottawa Valley is filled with unexpected surprises and gems that will just blow you away. Seekers of thrill, adventure, and excitement will feel just at home in this region that’s named Ontario’s Highlands. With flat plains, rolling hills, […]
Itineraries are sometimes a pain in the ass to create but when it's done, you are sure grateful you have one.
The bread and butter of Going Awesome Places are the crazy detailed itineraries that travellers won't be able to find anywhere else. Here you'll find a collection of itineraries that are created to help you, the reader, to plan your very own trip. Now you won't necessarily copy the itinerary line by line but the hope is that there'll be tidbits of knowledge that you'll be able to take away and also answer a lot of your questions.
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Newfoundland & Labrador is a world of its own with its own time zone, flapping bird colonies, drifting icebergs, craggy coastlines, and a funny initiation ceremony. Come to Newfoundland to be charmed with the idyllic Maritime life where even the big city feels like a small one and the fishing villages welcome you like family. […]
Helsinki is many things but what you’ll find about the Finnish capital is that it’s 100% friendly and easy to explore. From the boulevards, green spaces, magnificent architecture, and the dotted archipelago that were splashed into the Baltic Sea, this is a city you’ll fall in love with so much that you wish you could […]
Newfoundland & Labrador is a province that hangs on the eastern edge of Canada and is begging to be explored. Conjuring up images of slow-motion montages, colourful houses, seafaring villages, and friendly smiles, I’ve been wanting to see this beautiful province for a long time and so when the opportunity came up to put the […]
I often get asked how I plan my trips. That’s when I take a deep breath and think about how I actually do it. It’s actually a good question because I know that trip planning is no easy task. There’s quite a lot involved and it’s different for every single trip but if I think […]
Taiwan is known by many names but perhaps the most memorable one is Formosa. Now that sounds a bit odd but it was in fact coined by Portuguese explorers in the 16th century. Ilha Formosa directly translates to “Beautiful Island” and they sure got it right. Between the energy of the dynamic urban cities, bustling of the […]
Psst. I have a secret to tell you. Ireland is somewhere you need to add to your bucket list of places to go next. You might not know it yet but better start making plans and to help you with it, I’ve put together a comprehensive full week itinerary and I’ve also gathered my top […]
If you’re headed to Iceland and looking for useful apps to download before you fly, I’m proud to announce the Going Awesome Places’s travel guide app that’s now available for purchase on the iTunes App Store. The Iceland Road Trip with Map app is packed with features that includes the ability to use maps offline […]
I’m just going to put this out there. Iceland is ridiculously beautiful. There’s been a rise in tourism there and a ton of hype. Over these past 5 years, you couldn’t go on Facebook without seeing one of your friends sharing photos of Iceland. I needed to see for myself and now that I’m […]
Iceland has been on the bucket list for a long time now. A lot of it is honestly the amount of buzz and press this island nation has gotten these past couple of years. Not like it needs much advertising because the landscape speaks for itself. Having spent 8 days myself, I can now say […]