How I Lost My Phone, Job, and BFF in the First 40 hrs of 2018

Long story short, I went to a party on NYE and lost my phone. And everything just sort of went downhill from there. Now let’s rewind to catch you up.  December 29, 2017. My friends and I went to Montreal to celebrate New Years because we thought Toronto was too mainstream. Anyways, we packed our…

Trips to Take This Summer to Celebrate Canada 150

If I was to be stuck in a country for my entire life, I’d pick Canada. You can spend 4 hours on the plane, shift entire time zones, and still be in the same country, that’s how big this land is and I realize how thankful I am to be here every time I leave…

I Asked Toronto Out Again & She Sent Nudes

As I was scrolling through my pictures, I noticed I had a lot of travel companions, but someone I cared most about was missing: Toronto. Zahra Travels started with the anticipation of empowering others to “date their cities” because travel’s essence lies in experiencing something new, whether it’s across the world or the street. In…

December Diaries Part 2: Rideshare Horror to Ottawa

The rideshare to Ottawa ripped me off by not having Wi-Fi in the van that they advertised on Kijiji. The dude driving was on his phone the entire time through the storm and didn’t even let me sleep! Me, on transit, not sleeping?? Impossible!! So I did what I had to, I fake cried. He…

December Diaries: Part 1 in Toronto

December 2016 itinerary: Toronto > Ottawa > NYC > Ottawa > Toronto > Karachi > Toronto > Ottawa > Toronto December Diaries is a series of craziness put together by yours truly to reach the full potential of 2016. It is also a 21st birthday gift to myself where I planned to be in places…

Zahra Takes Quebec: Bon Voyage Summer 2016

  After doing full day road trips in Hamilton and Tobermory, I wanted to end summer 2016 with a bang  – skip mother nature and go deep into some good old fashioned urban exploring.   Montreal seemed like the perfect opportunity because it was close enough to get to yet far enough to make one…

No “Could’ve Eaten That” Regret Here

Food is pretty much reason #1 I travel. These are some of the spots we hit up to try some traditional French cuisine. Key word: tried. Montreal Poutine // 181 Rue Saint-Paul E // Montreal What I ate: The Classic Cheese and Gravy Poutine on a rainy patio What I thought: If Trump and Putin…

Dating Your City: A New Version of Urban Medicine

In the phases I’m not traveling, I feel as if each new day competes with the last to further grow an uneasy feeling of routine on my skin. For a Sagittarius, the idea of a routine is synonymous with Toronto’s version of the Scarborough RT: gross. Judging by the amount of content produced and relationships…

Skipping Leg Day: Zahra Treks Tobermory

After establishing that the combination of Zahra and nature is like a pair of socks and sandals from our Hamilton trip last week, I found myself in yet another commitment for an intense adventure up North to Tobermory. We drove 4 hours north of Toronto to the Bruce Peninsula National Park on the shore of…

Doin’ It For The ‘Gram: Exploring Hamilton’s Waterfalls

With hectic flights and changing time zones, I forgot that Zahra Travels started off as an incentive for cheap and local adventure. While Hamilton isn’t across the street, it’s a lot less commercial compared to Niagra Falls and closer than the Iguazu at the Brazilian border. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m as “city” a girl…