Just An Ordinary Day… On the morning of April 26th I was sleeping blissfully in Phoenix, Arizona. Not all of my hotel stays are a dream, but sometimes I get lucky and find one that almost feels like sleeping in my bed at home. Usually there is something off: the pillows are too flat, the […]
Are you in need of a vacation? Perhaps when you peek at your bank balance you can’t exactly justify jetting off on a holiday. Every year I personally rely on getting a tax return so that I can plan another adventure. Past adventures have taken me to the sandy shores of Jamaica, to relax pool […]
A Book & Movie Review of A House In The Sky by Amanda Lindhout/Sarah Corbett Meet Amanda A House in the Sky is a first-person recount from the victim of a kidnapping in Somalia who was held in captivity for fifteen months. Amanda starts traveling and jet setting at the young age of nineteen, and like most […]
Carolynne & Chris
Hello and Welcome to The Thirsty Tourist! We are Carolynne and Chris, two thirty-something Canadian travel bloggers. If you’re looking for us we currently call home to beautiful British Columbia with our 4 furry pets. We passionately believe that travel should be affordable for everyone and you shouldn’t have to quit your job to see the world. Both of us happily hold 9-5 jobs. We are all about making the most of long weekends and those vacation days.
You’ll notice a major theme here: all of our travel is planned on a budget. Looking for travel inspiration? We can help. Searching for adventure? We do that. I guarantee that one of our Backyard Adventures will get your adrenaline pumping. Join us as we share the very BEST in all things travel.
Travel Tips + Tricks
You know what the worst feeling in the world is? That moment you realize you forgot to pack something. Even with my almost 50 lbs of suitcase on my extended trips and dedicated toiletry bag, I occasionally still manage to forget things. I’ve found out though that hotels are often prepared for the worst. They […]
Traveling overseas? Want to go somewhere abroad? The earlier you start planning, the better. You tend to be able to get cheaper deals when you’re able to research and book early, not to mention the benefits of sitting back and relaxing, knowing you’ve got everything sorted ahead of time. But whether you’re booked early or […]
Do you know anybody who acts like a travel know-it-all? There is nothing worse than being amped up to go on your latest vacation only to have a personified rain-cloud dump a bunch of negative travel advice all over your parade. So what now? Do you listen? Or go anyways? The most important part of […]
Travel Far and Wide
The Temple of Heaven When you visit China, plan to visit the Temple of Heaven. You won’t regret it. As with anything new, first impressions are everything – and this one left me speechless. Which, if you know me well, is a rare thing indeed. Standing alone in front of the bright blue circular building, I couldn’t […]
If you haven’t visited Canada before, you should. If you live in Canada, you haven’t really experienced it all until you’ve had the coast to coast experience. Whether it’s by plane, train or a memorable road trip, get out there in 2017 and explore. I promise you won’t regret it. Need a little more convincing? […]
A Must Visit Destination If you don’t travel any other place – promise me you’ll visit the Grand Canyon at least once. Although you might think it’s quite the trek to visit a large mass of rock (it is), there is something life changing about standing in front of something so vast that puts everything […]
The Very Best In Travel...
Top 25 Travel Quotes Who doesn’t love a good travel quote? There is something about travel quotes that evokes our dreamer side, the one that would throw caution to the wind, pack up that suitcase and leave everything behind. A round the world adventure sounds perfect right about now. (Did you know you can find […]
Ready, Set, Travel…Repeat? It’s a big, big world out there. With so many destinations available, it’s often hard to justify visiting the same place twice. After all, you’ve already been there right? Wouldn’t it be worth putting your money towards a new destination? After much soul searching I’ve found that the answer is both Yes […]
Are you thinking about that next vacation? Planning is the best part. However, the hardest part of executing a trip is having the money to do it. Perhaps a look at your financials or savings has you putting that idea on the shelf. Travel can be expensive, but you shouldn’t have to go into debt over […]