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...
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...
Beach sunset on Gili Trawangan

Island Living on Gili Trawangan Isn’t Always Paradise

When I arrived on Gili Trawangan (a beachy Indonesian island), everything was exciting and different. But the longer I stayed on Gili T (as...
An ice climber in orange digs in crampons and ice axes

Beginner Ice Climbing? What to Expect

Winter lasts about eight months in Canada, and if you don't find something fun to do you'll lose your mind. That's why I signed...
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...
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...
15 Inspirational Travel Quotes - Pathways (title slide)

15 Travel Quotes – Inspirational Paths (Presentation)

Following a path is sometimes more important than where it leads. Here are 15 famous travel quotes overlaid on pathways and landscapes from across...
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...

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...
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...