Lauren Yakiwchuk

Member Since:
Nov 2016

Lauren Yakiwchuk is a Toronto-based travel blogger, slowly making her way around the world. She loves both outdoor and urban adventures, with a focus on eco-friendly travel and responsible wildlife tourism. Lauren also consumes a vegan diet and searches for the best plant-based meals on her travels. 

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Published Articles (24)

Mont Tremblant in Summer: An Essential Travel Guide

Mont Tremblant isn’t only a winter destination. It’s a spectacular place to visit in the summer, too! From outdoor adventures to relaxing, there’s something for everyone here. This is an […]

Berlin on Bike: Alternative Berlin Bike Tour

Berlin on Bike offers cycling tours of Berlin that are fun and informative. We learned about the alternative side of Berlin through several districts.

Sigiriya Rock: Climbing the Lion Rock in Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Rock is one of the most visited attractions in Sri Lanka, and I had an unforgettable experience climbing to the top of this ancient rock fortress.

Best Coffee Shops in Ottawa

Here’s where you’ll find the best cups of coffee in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa.

Las Alamandas Mexico Resort Video

From the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean to peaceful moments floating around the pool, we captured our favorite memories from Las Alamandas boutique resort in Mexico.

Top Spring Activities in Northeastern Ontario

Think spring! Here are the best spring activities in Northeastern Ontario. Get outside and explore!

Why You Must Visit Florence’s Cathedral, the Duomo

It’s one of the top tourist attractions in Italy, and you should definitely check it out. The Duomo is simply stunning. Once you climb all 463 steps, the view from […]

Vegan Restaurant Guide to Sudbury

A guide to vegan dining in Sudbury, Ontario. It’s not difficult to find yummy, plant-based dining options there!

Akureyri Travel Guide – One Day in Akureyri Iceland

Akureyri travel guide – Day trip to Akureyri, Iceland. A one day itinerary for Akureyri, the second largest city and unofficial capital of the north.

Partner Profile: Animal Experience International

Have you ever wanted to travel and volunteer helping animals? Check out my profile of Animal Experience International on SEEtheWILD! AEI will pair you with the perfect destination for helping […]

Preserving the Wildlife of Kenya’s Lake Elmenteita

I hadn’t heard of Lake Elmenteita before I traveled to Kenya on a volunteer trip with Animal Experience International. As it turns out, it’s one of the most important lakes […]

Wildlife Attractions to Avoid (and what to do instead)

Animals and wildlife are frequently part of tourism attractions. Which tours and attractions harm animals? Which ones don’t? With the help of fellow travel bloggers, here’s the ultimate guide to […]

Guest Blog: Quebec’s Ice Hotel

In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary on July 1, Travelzoo has 150 Canadian travel tips to help you explore and enjoy this great land. For tip 23, keen traveller Lauren […]

Amber Cove Cruise Port Guide, Dominican Republic

A complete guide to the Amber Cove cruise port in the Dominican Republic.

Fathom Cruises Vegan Guide

My experiences dining on the Fathom Travel Adonia cruise ship as a vegan. Would I be able to maintain my plant-based diet? How easy or difficult was it? It’s the […]

Impact Travel: Dominican Republic Fathom Cruise

I traveled to the Dominican Republic on board a cruise with Fathom Travel. It’s all about traveling with a purpose. We participated in impact activities on shore, helping local communities. […]

Three Unique and Responsible Wildlife Experiences in Kenya

Three unique and responsible wildlife experiences in Kenya that allow you to help animals and see them up close!

Underpass Park Toronto – Transforming Urban Spaces with Street Art

Exploring Underpass Park in Toronto, an urban park beneath a highway overpass, decorated with colorful graffiti by renowned street artists.

Namafjall Hverir Geothermal Area Iceland: Travel to Mars

While visiting the Lake Myvatn region of Iceland, we discovered the Namafjall Hverir Geothermal Area. It looks like the surface of Mars, with bubbling mud pots and steaming vents.

Regenerate Food Festival – Supporting the Local Food Movement

The Regenerate Food Festival in London, Ontario created a discussion about how we buy, prepare, and consume food. The festival demonstrated how to support Ontario farmers by shopping local.

Montreal Lantern Festival – Explore the Gardens of Light

Visiting the annual Chinese lantern festival, “Gardens of Light”, in Montreal, Canada.

Ontario’s Summer Hot-Spots

Travel bloggers Justin and Lauren share their favourite travel destinations Canadians will not want to miss this summer.

My Near Death Experience in Kenya

I was living and volunteering at a wildlife conservancy in the Great Rift Valley. While volunteering at the conservancy, I had a very scary animal encounter and nearly met my […]

Finger Lakes Waterfalls: A Visitors Guide

A visitor’s guide to chasing waterfalls in the Finger Lakes region of New York state, USA.