Sinead Mulhern
Sinead Mulhern

Sinead Mulhern is a Canadian travel writer and editor based in the Andean city of Cuenca, Ecuador. In early 2018, she quit her job to freelance full-time while exploring South America. When not writing, she's usually hiking mountain trails, learning salsa, running by the river beside her home, or exploring Cuenca's UNESCO-designated downtown. Her work has appeared in The Toronto Star, Travel Curator, enRoute, FASHION, Explore, and others.

16 articles

7 ways to befriend locals in a ski town

The only thing better than hitting the powdery slopes is doing it with friends.
November 09, 2022
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How to make more meaningful connections in hostels

When you look around a hostel lounge, kitchen or dorm, there’s a good chance that you have so much in common with the person sitting next to you.
November 03, 2022
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A traveller's guide to Halloween around the world

No tricks, just treats!

October 25, 2022
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8 ways to get the very best of shoulder season travel

Ah, the sweet spot between summer and winter... here’s how to make the most of it.

September 07, 2022
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How a solo trip to Vancouver sparked confidence to explore on my own

Travelling alone in Canada prompts the kind of self discovery and independence that lends nicely to future adventures.
August 24, 2022
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The importance of female travel friends

In 2018, I backpacked Colombia’s Caribbean coastline alone. What I discovered was the unconditional support offered by the sisterhood of solo female travellers.

July 12, 2022
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11 summer activities that are quintessentially Canadian

Kick back on a patio with your SPF 50, crack a craft brew and read on.
June 22, 2022
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I turned 30 in the Amazon and put society's expectations on hold

There are scarier things than turning 30, like the Amazon jungle for example.
June 13, 2022
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Let’s all start thinking of travel as a form of self-care 

Getting away for a bit feeds the soul and it just might be the mental health break you need.

February 07, 2022
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What an unexpected friendship with an elderly couple taught me about travel

The endless wisdom from two self-described Old Ones who have been there, done that and have no plans to stop.

September 06, 2021
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With the rise of remote work, it’s time to embrace digital nomadism

Stop working to travel, and start working while you travel.

March 02, 2021
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I’m a Canadian “stuck” abroad right now, and here’s what I miss the most about home

Should I stay or should I go? This expat decided to stay in Ecuador but now that she can’t easily come home, nostalgia has set in.

September 25, 2020
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How to survive being the third wheel on your trip

The dos and don’ts (and perks!) of being the odd one out.

July 14, 2020
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The delicate art of coming home

Going is easy. Coming back is a different story.

April 20, 2020
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Getting lost in Ecuador’s Valley of Longevity

As the clock ticked down on New Year’s Eve, getting lost help me figure out how to slow down.

December 19, 2019
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How a summer friendship unexpectedly led to my relocation to South America

I didn’t know it at the time, but meeting Mirella changed my life forever.

October 19, 2018
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