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…

The Prettiest Airbnb I’ve Ever Stayed In

For a someone used to hip hostels and hearty homestays, this Airbnb made me the happiest camper. Our one night stop in Saint Catharines was supposed to be a small part of the travel schedule, yet it became the highlight. This little second floor art sanctuary was a quick walk away from the bus stop…

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…

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…