Hannah Schadel, Camrose Canadian Travel Writer

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The breathtaking view of Sydney's harbour. Supplied

Life-changing Australia

I have been holding back on writing a travel article on my home sweet home, as I am obviously extremely biased when it comes to the land down under. However, every time I introduce myself to a Canadian, within the first five seconds I receive the response of “Australia eh’? I have always wanted to go to Australia. It’s always been on my bucket list

It is not difficult to fall in love with the scenic beauty of Santorini, which is particularly known around the world for its breath-taking sunsets. Hannah Schadel/ Camrose Canadian contributor

The picture perfect romantic Greek getaway

Every time someone asks me “what are the Greek Islands like?” I begin stuttering, finding it difficult to express in proper English how stunning this whitewashed cliff-side town really is.

The peaceful surroundings make for a picturesque campsite as you work your way down the Red Deer River. Hannah Schadel/ Camrose Canadian Contributor

14 kilometres of paddling peace

When my friend informed me that I was joining a large group of friends on an overnight canoe trip near Red Deer, my head immediately turned as if I was a confused eight-week-old puppy.

Come as you are to Rio de Janerio

Oh Rio, Rio de Janerio. It’s the location with golden, captivating beaches, lush mountains, samba-fueled balmy nights and incredibly entertaining football matches. Rio de Janeiro has got everything to satisfy many types of travellers.

Mirror Lake is the centre point of Camrose, tying the city and much of its attractions together. Hannah Schadel/ Camrose Canadian

No place like home

They say home is where the heart is, but I believe it’s so much more than that.

Huacachina is a little known escape in Peru’s desert that gives you the option of relaxation or thrilling adventures. Supplied

Oasis in the desert

Imagine being stranded in the humid, hot desert and becoming desperate for water or any sign of civilization.

Due to the flatness of the Salar de Uyuni and the mirrored surface, the resulting effect can play tricks on your mind as you lose all sense of depth perception. Supplied

The magic of Salar de Uyuni

Under the fluorescent blue Bolivian Sky, at more than 3,600 meters in altitude, you’ll find the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni.

Witnessing the 15-metre tides at the Bay of Fundy should be on everyone’s bucket list. Supplied

Nova Scotia: Canada's untamed wild child

The question “have you travelled to all of the provinces in Canada before?” is usually something I ask people who I have met along the way, who love to travel.

Dealing with airports does not have to be a drain on the holiday. Supplied

How to survive the airport on your next flight

I had every intention of writing an article about a tropical destination somewhere in the world, with the objective to encourage people to visit. A destination that many may desire to travel to, but probably won’t. A destination that looks great on paper but the idea quickly shatters when you Google ticket prices. So instead, as I currently sit her

Whether it is Lake Atitlan (above) or the ruins of Convent de Capuchinas (below), there is much to see and do in Guatemala, particularly around the former capital Antigua. Supplied

Immerse yourself in Guatemala’s history

If someone were to ask me where in the world I would send a traveller seeking vibrant culture, rich traditional food and scenic diversity, Guatemala would be at the top of the list.

Belize is a great, relaxed option to the tourist hub of Cancun, Mexico, with a chill atmosphere and some of the best snorkelling and diving in the world. Supplied

Swimming with sharks, you better Belize it

Living in harsh winter conditions for five months of every year, it is understandable to want to escape the cold for a few weeks and get some serious vitamin D.

Quebec CIty offers many must-see attractions, including Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, and of old European charm. Submitted

Quebec City, the perfect weekend getaway

To be whisked away on a romantic getaway to France is the dream for many. But with the unpredictable currency and fluctuation in flight prices, it’s hard to justify flying across the pond for a weekend getaway.