Layovers – love them or hate them, you can’t get away from them

You can expect the dreaded layover if you decide to venture abroad, and your expected time in the air exceeds a few hours. Time spent waiting for your next connection can be anywhere from sprinting to the next gate to catch your connecting flight, to setting up camp and thwarting opportunist thieves by entwining yourself … Continue reading Layovers – love them or hate them, you can’t get away from them

Travel Advice (and why you should ignore it)

We humans love to give out advice. Absolutely love it. You think that you don't? Take a moment to reflect on some conversations or text threads you've had recently. Ah yes, there it is. In any case, apart from us loving the sound of our own voices and communicating our wisdom to all within earshot, … Continue reading Travel Advice (and why you should ignore it)

Trip wrap up – Belize and Guatemala

I thought I'd do a little wrap up from the recent trip to Belize and Guatemala. This was only a 3 week trip, dividing my time almost equally between both countries, in only a few towns total. This is an extremely short trip as far as most down this side of the American continent are … Continue reading Trip wrap up – Belize and Guatemala

Travel and “Real Life”: Does one put off the other? Walking the fine line.

Travel means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Have you ever heard someone say they're travelling to put off being an adult? To put off real life? To put the responsibilities of growing up on hold? I have. More than once. And this way of thinking about travel is definitely … Continue reading Travel and “Real Life”: Does one put off the other? Walking the fine line.

A Long Weekend: Vancouver Pride Festival

Image courtesy of: http://thisisblueprint.com Summer here in Vancouver sees people out and about every weekend, not missing a chance to enjoy the outdoors while the sun is shining and everything is staying dry. This weekend was no different. Due to the wildfires in the interior of British Columbia, some of the worst on record, there has been … Continue reading A Long Weekend: Vancouver Pride Festival

Be comfortable on your own: Solo Travel, and why you should do it

I still remember the thoughts and emotions I was feeling when I was first getting ready to travel on my own. Top 3 thoughts and worries: Will I meet anyone on my trip How will I get out there and meet people Am I comfortable just being on my own for a while Depending on … Continue reading Be comfortable on your own: Solo Travel, and why you should do it

Colours of the World: Every Country has a Unique Shade

Have you ever noticed how a town, a city, or even a country, seems to have a distinct hue, it's very own shade of colour. There's three countries I have spent a significant amount of my life during my 31 years on this blue marble of ours. It's only after you move away, relocate to … Continue reading Colours of the World: Every Country has a Unique Shade

A Beginners “beginner” Guide to Travel – It starts with internet searches, Google Maps and a good guide book

Let's start from the very beginning. I love travel tips that range from how to get free upgrades on flights, money saving tips, what to (and not to) pack and so on. I think it is equally, if not more important, to research your destination before you step out the door or buckle that safety … Continue reading A Beginners “beginner” Guide to Travel – It starts with internet searches, Google Maps and a good guide book

The #1 Travel Companion: The Mighty Pen and Paper

Also the most underrated. Apart from the necessities, like passports, travel documents and some form of luggage to carry your few belongings, I believe there is no better travel companion than a trusty pen and (relatively) sturdy notebook. No better! If we broke it down again, I would give the gold medal to the pen, … Continue reading The #1 Travel Companion: The Mighty Pen and Paper

The Sobriety Experiment

I was looking back over some of my previous Motivation Monday posts (Youtube vids here, check them out), I've noticed that the common denominator in these videos is linked to alcohol and the need to work past the energy draining side effects. I literally woke up on a Tuesday morning 3 weeks ago feeling utterly … Continue reading The Sobriety Experiment