14 Photos to Make You Want to Get On the Next Flight Out of Here

Wanderlust, that feeling of wanting to pick up and just leave and go somewhere completely new and unknown is always with me. It’s that nagging little voice inside my head saying “Wouldn’t it be nice to be sitting on a beach somewhere right now? Wouldn’t it be so cool to be hiking through that mountain…

How to Survive the Long Haul

Next week I’ll be embarking on my 3rd 14+ hour-long flight in as many months, and while I don’t really mind the long hours on an airplane, most people I know make an ew-yuck/horrified/eye roll face when they think about sitting on an airplane for that long so I thought I’d share some of my survival…

I suck at travel blogging…

A couple of months ago I bought Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing. It’s full of inspiring travel writing examples (also great inspiration is The Irresponsible Traveler by Bradt Travel Guides), useful advice from the industry, and other tips and hints to make you the greatest travel writer you can possibly be. Armed with my…

Follow my Australia Travels with TrackMyTour

For my upcoming trip to Australia, I’m trying out a new app called TrackMyTour. You can follow my real time travels in map form, view places I’ve been, and some photos and comments from those places. You also have the option to comment on my waypoints, if you feel like it. Click on the link below…

Dispatches – Haiti – When Electricity is a Luxury Instead of the Norm

Just because you’ve got money in Haiti, it doesn’t guarantee you access to reliable electricity from the power grid. At the hotel we were staying at, the power cut out multiple times per day, sometimes multiple times per hour. We were lucky enough to have a backup generator, but even that wasn’t able to completely…

Dispatches – Haiti – Crossing the Border

I am dreaming. The soft, comfortable, floaty kind of dream that you have sometimes where you might as well be sleeping on a bed of clouds. Suddenly, very loud, obnoxious country music violently overturns my puffy cloud-bed and dumps me back into reality. Emma’s alarm clock is going off. It’s 5:40am, and it’s the last…

Haiti – Pre Trip

well, this is it. after months and months of asking friends and family for money (aka fundraising), and a small amount of planning, I’m about to board a plane that will take me to Haiti (via Calgary, Toronto, and Puerto Plata…but who’s counting the layovers anyways?) I’m not sure what the internet situation is going…

Traveling To The Third World Is Great But Also It Sucks

This little note on traveling to Third World countries is from one of my favourite blogs out there, Wait But Why by Tim Urban. (I seriously really love his blog, the irresistible combination of  his sense of humour and his willingness to swear at will make me want to be his best friend. I also want…

Travel Bucketlist Thursday – MOROCCO – #tbt

Only 15km from Spain, across the Strait of Gilbraltar, lies an intoxicating contrast of old world charm and new world modernity, expansive desert and crowded medinas, sparkling ocean and high mountain peaks. Morocco has long been on the travel radar but the Arab Spring, and the events it spawned, had tempered tourism in recent years….

Travel Bucketlist Thursday – HAITI – #tbt

Disclosure: This weeks #tbt is maybe a bit of a cheat. Haiti is definitely on my Bucketlist, but I also know that I’m going there in a few short weeks, so it’s soon to be checked off. Sort of. I’m going to be travelling to Cap Haitien in 3 weeks to participate in a school…

Pai, Thailand

“Pai is Falling in Love.” The phrase, or some iteration of it, is plastered across this sleepy little hippy (sorry, alternative lifestyle) town in northern Thailand. Pai is Love! Pai Love You! Love in Pai! I’m not really sure when Pai became the self-declared love capital of Thailand, but self-declared love capital it is. That’s okay….