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

Hiking: Lynn Peak (Vancouver, CA)

For a full breakdown of the journey, I have a short video of the whole trip on my YouTube channel. I encourage you to take a peek 😉   For this weeks adventure into the wilderness, I decided on Lynn Peak in North Vancouver. After my lung buster of a hike last week, I thought I would … Continue reading Hiking: Lynn Peak (Vancouver, CA)

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

Solo? So Date-able

Don't underestimate your inner strength and adaptability. Just read this inspiring post about the joys and adventure that come with solo travel. It's difficult to take that first step, but once you do ... Don't forget to visit this blog for more travel inspired and relate-able posts!   There was an article published by Hostel … Continue reading Solo? So Date-able

The Power of keeping a Travel Journal

For a boy, I don't think this is something we naturally, well, do. You won't find any evidence of my inner thoughts and desires when I was learning where babies come from and what girls are. Nope. Not me. To me it flew in the face of (my perception of) masculinity and was strictly reserved … Continue reading The Power of keeping a Travel Journal

Do you even catch planes!?

Depending on where you live, the metal sky tube that serves alcohol and charges for leg room is your link to another country/culture/opinion of what is acceptable hygiene practices. I was born in the South Pacific and have lived, for almost equal time periods,  in New Zealand and Australia during my formative years. There was no other (time effective) option for visiting foreign nations. My Dad once took a ship from Australia to England when he was in his early 20's. This took something like 3 weeks from start to finish and those days are LONG gone.

Planting the seed for the next adventure

There's been many a time, after staying put for longer than usual, that the thought of taking a holiday or extended adventure just seems far too remote and an unlikely possibility in the near future (for God's sake, say it isn't so!). I know, what a sad thought. Not having something to look forward to tends to blur the days together and the pages are falling off the calendar without you noticing. What it's August already?? Last time I checked it was Tuesday. Fuck.

Pack your bags, then do it again.. and then one more time

There's a lot of material out there on the travel essentials that any self respecting traveler should include in their luggage/backpack/plastic bag. An essential piece of advice is you don't need most of it. We're all guilty of taking things with us for the "just in case" scenario. Just in case you hike a mountain, run a marathon, build a tree house, cure cancer. The list is can be daunting and you want to be ready for anything.

Standing out from the crowd

How do you show your face to the world, especially when you're face with different situations and in front of different and unfamiliar people? Are you beast mode extrovert? Or perhaps an introvert that does an excellent impression of a piece of furniture? You probably wear the same face no matter where you are or who you're with. But do you though?

A different kind of hanging out

I'm a recent massive fan of the Joe Rogan podcast, and in his interviews there is always tips and advice related to health and exercise. These are mostly centered around jujitsu and MMA, but the lessons are easily translated into everyday routines. One beneficial thing I have recently incorporated into my daily exercise routine is HANGING. … Continue reading A different kind of hanging out