Shannon’s Travel Bag


SHANNON’S TRAVEL BAG: Travel Tips for Women

A series of travel tips, features and reviews for women travellers.

Shannon at Rongoli Festival in Assam, India
Dancing with Mishing Tribe at Rongali Festival, Assam, India in April ’15

 IMCoverSummer2015-72dpi-2Infinity Magazine cover story, summer 2015 issue


Dalai Lama, Swiss Robin Hood and the pursuit of happiness

This Swiss female winemaker is trailblazing

Wachau, Austria’s spectacular wine region

7 Days in Valais, Switzerland: wine, cheese and marmots

Sailing the Romantic Danube with Viking River Cruises: review

Valais, Switzerland vineyard hike and wine festival

This Swiss Hotel and Thermal Park is ideal for wellness travel: review

Inside Switzerland’s Kasperskian Caviar company: caviar with life

Budapest: Photo Essay

12 Hours in Vienna

Wine and a River with a View (Toronto Waterfront Magazine, summer ’17 issue)

The world’s 10 happiest places to put on your travel love list

Visit Canada’s UNESCO world heritage sites 

How to travel around the world as a vegetarian (Huffington Post, June 22, 2017)

Travel tips for vegetarians

UNESCO wine regions of the world

What I learned at Mother Teresa’s Kolkata ashram

Visit these water sites to get your creative juice flowing (adapted from article originally published in  Toronto Waterfront Magazine)

10 tips for women travelling solo (Feb. 9, 2017/originally published in Infinity Magazine)

Travel to these water sites for creative inspiration (Toronto Waterfront Magazine, Dec. 2016)

Tips for Hosting a Wine Tasting Party (Nov 2016)

9 Secrets of Global Living from an Expert Who is Aways on the Go (Huffington Post, Oct. 3, 2016)

Globetrotting with expert Dr. John Demartini (republished from Toronto Waterfront Magazine, Oct. 2016)

Experience the life of a Maharaja in the “Pink City” of Jaipur, India (Sept. 2016)

9 Travel Habits for Living Globally: Globetrotting with International Expert, Dr. John Demartini (Toronto Waterfront Magazine, July 2016)

Travel the world through all your senses (January 2016)

Touring the Grange of Prince Edward County (Huffington Post Travel; republished with permission from Infinity Magazine)

Touring the Grange of Prince Edward County (Infinity Magazine, Fall 2015)

Infinity Magazine, India and Silk-Making

Kolkata Gems (Infinity Magazine, Summer 2015 Issue)

Rongali Bihu festival: My Experience in Assam, India (Infinity Magazine, Summer 2015 issue)

The Rhino, the Tiger and Me: Safari in India (part 5)

India’s Incredible Living Root Bridges (part 4)

In Pictures: Rongali Festival in Assam, India (part 3)

Rongali Festival in Assam, India and my unexpected fame (part 2)

Traveling to India? Here’s expert advice from Vasco Travel, industry leaders (part 1)

Geneva’s Chocolate Pots of Escalade (Infinity Magazine, March 2015)

This International Women’s Day, Let’s be Grateful for the UN (Huffington Post, March 8, 2015)

What’s Cookin’ at the United Nations Geneva (Feb11, 2015)

10 Gems of Geneva (Dec. 2014)

6 Place that are Good for Your Mind, Body and Soul (Infinity Magazine, Fall 2014 issue)

Going it Solo: 6 Things to do This Summer Around Ontario for Women Who Like to ‘Go it’ Solo (Infinity Magazine, summer 2014 issue)

Horseshoe Resort’s Fit Chicks fitness retreat

The Great Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend in Huntsville

The Holy Isle of Iona, Perfect for Pilgrams (re-posted/originally published in Infinity Magazine)

Ancient Iona: a Beacon for Pilgrims — Infinity Magazine (inaugural issue/winter 2012)

Glasgow, a city of fine art

When butter and egg hits the road: how one woman lives her dream of traveling the world

My perfect day in New York City


Sailing the Romantic Danube with Viking River Cruises (Oct. 2017)

This Swiss Hotel and Thermal Park is ideal for wellness travel: review

Mandarin Oriental, Geneva, Switzerland (Dec. 2014)

Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre, Ontario

Restaurant: Toronto’s Parlour

Restaurant: New York City’s One if by Land, Two if by Sea (weekend jazz brunch)

Toronto-New York by overnight bus: a test of resilience

Avalon Reef Club, Isla Mujeres, Mexico


How to be productive when travelling

Travel Roundup: Packing tips from experts

Travel RoundUp: Best travel gadgets for 2017


Read my travel articles in Huffington Post:

Shannon Skinner on Huffington Post


Shannon at Çern

Touring CERN on a trip to Geneva, Switzerland in Dec. ’14

IMG_2337 Festival of Lights, Geneva, Switzerland



Fall in love with India event, Toronto (Feb. 2015)




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