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...
Strange food they really eat in Lao

Strange Food: What do they REALLY eat in Lao?

The top 10 weird foods they eat in Lao are 1) fertilized duck eggs, 2) barbecued bee larvae, 3) goat blood salads, 4) fried crickets, 5) raw...
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...
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...
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...