Living in Sierpe Costa Rica

Non-Tourist Guide to Living in Sierpe, Costa Rica

So you're planning on living in Sierpe, Costa Rica for a while. Let me guess, you can't find much information about the place on...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...