Two people living in a truck

Strategies for Living in a Truck as a Couple (with video)

In 2014 my wife and I lived in our Toyota Tacoma pickup to reduce costs on a five-month road trip across Canada. Yes, living...
Silhouette of a traveler standing in the ocean gazing out at the sunset

Planning Your Next Vacation is Easy

For months you've worked your butt off to earn it: your vacation. If you aren't excited to tell the world what you've got planned,...
Penguins relaxing in front of an Antarctic cruise ship

Interview: Why Your Next Vacation Should Be to Antarctica

When I'm on vacation I like to travel to places I've never been. I love how discovering a destination feels like I'm on an...

Interview: Relocating for Work to Teach in Canada’s North

A desire for meaningful travel isn't hindered by the need to work. Today's interview is with Tammy, an experienced & accredited teacher who relocated...
A terrible traveler reads her guidebook upside down in shock

Confession: I’m the Worst Traveler – Part 2

When you write about personal growth and travel, you're supposed to be pretty good at traveling, right? Being the worst traveler means losing credibility...
Lao Baci ceremony - What you need to know

Going to a Lao Baci? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you're spending some time in Laos, you'll probably get invited to a baci (bah-see) ceremony. Never heard of a baci? Don't panic. A Lao...
Raw but Ready Worst Experiences

Raw but Ready: My 11 Worst Travel Experiences

I left Canada for the first time 10 years ago. Like many new graduates interested in traveling I went to Asia and taught English as...
Going to a Lao Wedding - a view of the wedding party in front of the stage

So You’re Going to a Lao Wedding

You got invited to a Lao wedding! That's great news. Apparently having falang at a Lao wedding is good luck. Nice – all you...
Being a Writer for House Sitters

Being a Writer can be Problematic for House Sitters

I'm used to zooming past border officials as I travel between countries. I basically get a free pass once they see my occupation is...
A girl sells marigolds outside a Lao temple

Explaining Foreigners to Lao People (Part 1)

As you know foreigners not only look different, we act different too. We try to fit in, but our awkward behaviour is so different...