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...
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...
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...
Title Slide for Eat, Pray, Love book reivew

Eat, Pray, Love – A Book Review for the Skeptical (Presentation)

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert has a huge following. Why is this book so influential? Is it really that great? And what is...
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...
A traveler outfitted with way too much stuff is shocked by her guide book

Confession: I’m the Worst Traveler – Part 1

Recently, I thought about whether I'm a 'good' traveler or not. In my mind a good traveler is respectful, ethical, considerate, and open-minded. Since The...

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...
Laos Karaoke room with the title "An English-Speaker's Guide to Karaoke in Laos"

An English-Speaker’s Guide to Karaoke in Laos

If there’s one thing living in Laos has taught me it’s that karaoke is popular. And it is fuuuuuuun. Scared? Fear not - even with...
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...