Author Archives: Nicole

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

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Things to do in Bayfield and the Apostle Islands

apostle islands

This is my 200th post on my website and how fitting that it is from my home state of Wisconsin.  As a native to Wisconsin I had heard of the Apostle Islands but had never made it that far north

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The Untouched Beauty of Suriname

Suriname

I’m excited to share my experience with you from spending four days in Suriname, the smallest country in South America.  Located just north of Brazil and above the equator, Suriname has a lot to offer for such a small country.

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Is Lima Peru worth a stop?

Is Lima Peru worth a trip? The short answer is YES! I know a lot of people only stop in Lima because that’s where their international flight arrives and then it is onto Cusco. As I have said before there

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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? I was looking for a way to explore all of Peru while still heading from La Paz to Lima as

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Paracas my favourite little city in Peru

There is so much more to Peru than Lima and Cusco Paracas 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

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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

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Colca Canyon – a day trip from Arequipa Peru

When I arrived in Arequipa there was one things I wanted to do – visit the Colca Canyon and see Condors. Its an early start today the day with pickups between 3-3.30am and then a three hour drive to Chivay

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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

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