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...
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...
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...
Infographic Reasons Why People Travel Abroad

Infographic: Reasons Why People Travel Abroad

A shout of gratitude to every reader who comments on travel blogs and in forums. Your honesty is the foundation for this infographic about...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...