Old Havana street

One of these things is not like the others

“Psst! Amiga! Amiga! Pretty lady, where you from?” It’s something any female traveller – especially one who travels solo – has experienced and, for the most part, gotten used to. It just comes with the territory of being a woman abroad (you could say it comes with the territory of being a woman, period – just…

How to survive a night in an ice hotel

A few years ago, my then-boyfriend and I braved a chilly night at the stunning and surreal Hotel de Glace in Quebec, Canada. And while it was one of the coolest (no pun intended) experiences I’ve ever had, it was also the worst night of my life. Damp, cold, and with a pressing bladder demanding…