Huacachina – dune buggy and sand boarding in Peru

Huacachina is the cutest little oasis town in Peru. This small city has between 100-200 residents but its main attraction is the sand dunes surrounding the lake. We set out at 4pm to ride a dune buggy up and down

Continue Reading

Highlights of China

Fast Facts about China Travel • The currency is the Chinese Yuan and 1USD is about 6.67 CNY • Always carry toilet paper as you will not find it in most bathrooms in China. • The internet is a pain in

Continue Reading

Great Wall of China

liebster award

The Great Wall of China spans 13,170 miles from Hushan in the east to Gansu in the west. After Emperor Qin Shi Huang unified the whole nation, he had the different sections connected and since then, the wall served as

Continue Reading

Arriving in China

Arriving in China Back in March I made my first visit to China over the Easter break. I was looking for somewhere I could go for 10 days or so and direct flights from New Zealand. So I decided to

Continue Reading

25 Interesting Facts on Sri Lanka

Dambulla Backpacking Sri Lanka Route

Interesting Facts on Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is a fascinating country to visit and there are many interesting facts on Sri Lanka.  Lonely Planet just named Sri Lanka as the number one destination to visit – and with good reason! 

Continue Reading

Instagrammable Places in Singapore

Instagrammable Places in Singapore

The Most Instagrammable Places in Singapore Singapore is a great city to visit whether you travel there on business or first time visit to Asia, Singapore is a city full of places to explore.  Instagram isn’t new and its interesting

Continue Reading

London Itinerary 3 days

3 days in London

London Itinerary 3 days London is a favorite European city for many visitors, for so many reasons. Whether you’re traveling there on a quick weekend break or you’re there for a few days before moving on to the next big

Continue Reading

Travel Year in Review 2017

when is the best time to visit machu picchu

Travel year in review 2017 was the year of travel for me.  I visited 20 new countries this year and revisited 5 countries I previously lived in or spent a lot of time there – US, England, Scotland, Germany, and

Continue Reading

Places to go in Peru that aren’t Machu Picchu

Things to do in Peru

Places to go in Peru that aren’t Machu Picchu When most people arrive in Peru its usually in Lima and then they make their way to Cusco to go to Machu Picchu.  Well I spent two weeks in Peru and

Continue Reading

Air Canada Stopover in Toronto

Air Canada Stopover

When we booked our round the world tickets we knew we wanted to stop off somewhere between the States and London.  We decided on and Air Canada Stopover in Toronto because we had heard it was a cool city with

Continue Reading

Peru Hop – The best way to see Peru

Everyone comes to Peru to see Machu Picchu but did you know that Peru has a lot more to offer?  Check out this post on places in Peru that are not Machu Picchu but definitely worth a visit. I was

Continue Reading

Paracas my favourite little city in Peru

Why Paracas Peru is my favourite little city Paracas Peru is the second biggest tourist attraction in Peru after Cusco and with good reason. It is a cute town a few hours outside of Lima and the main attraction here

Continue Reading

Three year blogaversary

Today marks three years of my Travelgal Nicole blog. Happy blogaversary! May is my blogaversary and I started my blog in 2014 about a year before I headed to Africa for six months. I wanted a way to showcase my

Continue Reading

Travelling to Brisbane Australia to see Adele!!

A weekend in Brisbane Australia to see Adele!!! This past weekend I went to Brisbane to see Adele. It was such an amazing concert and Brisbane wasn’t too bad either! We decided to go see Adele in Brisbane Australia instead

Continue Reading

Where to go on an African Safari

African Safari

Nicole LaBarge got her first taste for travel when she was 16 years old.  Ever since then she has been hooked and calls herself a travel-holic. She believes you can travel and have a career and she is halfway to

Continue Reading