Finca 6 UNESCO site - Sierpe Spheres Museum

Introducing Finca 6 UNESCO Site – the Sierpe Spheres Museum

Outside the town of Sierpe in Costa Rica, a group of mysterious stone spheres were discovered when the United Fruit Company cleared the area...
Lemur loves her copy of Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

The movie's out, and I'm in the "book is better than the movie" thought pool. Since I enjoyed the book, the movie may or...
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...
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...
Making chocolate from pods title image

Failing to Make Chocolate from Cocoa Pods in Costa Rica

When life gives you cocoa pods, make chocolate. At least that was the idea. During our three month house sit in Costa Rica we stayed...
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...
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...
What to Expect at Phu Phra Bat Historical Park

What to Expect at Phu Phra Bat Historical Park

The surreal rock structures of Phu Phra Bat haunt the jungle. This mountainous area of Thailand near both Nong Khai and Udon Thani has...
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...
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...