A Snow Covered Montreal

This photo was taken across the street and to the left of the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. The photo is just of walkways surrounded by nature, all covered in snow. It shows that Montreal is a beautiful place to explore, at anytime of the year. »

10 Hosted Tools Every Travel Blogger Should Use

Managing and building your travel blog can be hard, especially if you don't have the right tools. I've put together a collection of 10 tools that every travel blogger should use to help manage and build their travel blog 1 Yahoo! YSlow Smush.it Smush.it is a tool by Yahoo! that uses image optimization techniques to remove unnecessary bytes from image files. The optimization of images is done without changing the image look or visual quality. Simply out, Smush. »

10 Safety Tips for Solo Travellers

The idea of travelling solo can be scary, as your travelling to a country where you never visited before or aren't fimilar with. The following is 10 safety tips I follow to stay safe when I travel solo: 1 Ask your hotel or locals... if there are areas you should avoid; ask if the area should be avoided totally, at certain times of day or on a certain day. Besides the areas you should avoid, if you plan on visiting »

Visiting Cath├ędrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde

This was my second time visiting Montreal, Quebec. I don't remember much from when I first visited Montreal, as it was many years ago, but what I remember is the beautiful architecture Montreal has to offer. One of the first things I did when I arrived in Montreal was to walk around to see what was around and what attractions where close by, plus it gave me an idea of where the attractions were so that it would be easier »

WordPress Performance Optimization Using .htaccess

In a previous post, I showed you how-to harden your WordPress installation using .htaccess. In this post, I'm going to show you how-to use .htaccess again, in order to optimize the performance of your WordPress installation. Just in case you are wondering what .htaccess is; .htaccess allows for decentralized management of web server configuration. By optimizing the performance of your WordPress installation, your WordPress will serve pages faster, which will make your visitors happy. Ideally, web pages should be loaded »

10 Ways To Save Money While Travelling

There is no doubt that travelling can be expensive, but it doesn't necessarily have to be expensive. After travelling quite a bit, I found the following 10 ways can save you quite a bit of money; money that you can use to travel longer, take another trip at a later date or use it when you get back home. 1 Buy currency at the right time: If you have time before you leave, check the currency conversion rates daily, in »

Looking Down on New York City

New York City was one of the top ten places I wanted to visit in the world and I finally got the chance to visit it. New York City is full of life, outstanding architecture and shopping. One of my loves is architecture and I was excited to overlook the architecture of New York City from the top of the Empire State Building. It was a cloudly day but it didn't stop me from taking dozens of photos. Here are »

12 Tips for Stress-Free Solo Travel

As a solo traveller you may experience times of stress or hassles that y would never have experienced before. You should firstly know that you are not alone. Well everyone may not have experienced what you have, there are lots of people who have; some stressful times are common and some are not. Here are some tips that you can use for a stress-free time. 1 Plan your trip in advance: Majority of people are not planners, they may have »

Hardening WordPress Using .htaccess

Hardening or security WordPress is critical for any blog or website. Having a hacked website could lead to a decrease in visits and return visits, embarassment, decrease sales and even delisting in search engines like Google. There is no such thing as 100% secure blog or website. It's not possible. However, it is possible to harden your WordPress installation to help prevent common hacking methods. In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to harden / secure your WordPress installation »

Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours in Montreal

When walking out the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, to my left I noticed a couple of horse-drawn carriages that can provide you with a tour of old Montreal. You can find horse-drawn carriage tours at the bottom of Place Jacques-Cartier. Prices range from $60 to $80, plus taxes, for an hour long tour. »

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