Destination: Koh Samui, Thailand

As I was thinking about where to write about next, I couldn't go past one of my favourite countries to date, a country that I have visited many times for one reason or another. Living half my life in Australia meant countries like Thailand were on our door step, readily accessible for the next intrepid … Continue reading Destination: Koh Samui, Thailand

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

Guatemala Diaries – Day 7

I didn't actually need the alarm to wake up at 4:30 this morning. I've always had an uncanny (and irritating) habit of waking up just before my alarm when I have to catch a bus/taxi/plane in the morning. Further to that, I will also wake up at regular intervals throughout the entire night and my … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 7

Hiking: Eagle Bluffs (Vancouver, CA)

The Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend was also host to ringing in another anniversary of being born. As most of you might guess, autumn weather in the Pacific North West is fickle at best. We got lucky this weekend as the mother nature put on a spectacular show of clear blue skies and cool crisp temperatures. … Continue reading Hiking: Eagle Bluffs (Vancouver, CA)

Destination: A Day Trip – Nara, Japan

Using the city of Osaka as a base again for this trip, the next spotlight on Japan is the city of Nara. I was recommended to visit this city by a friend, and I'm extremely happy I took his advice. I was at the end of a 3 week snowboard trip on the island of … Continue reading Destination: A Day Trip – Nara, Japan

A Farewell to Thailand — The Partying Traveler

This post is an amazingly refreshing read, especially when you are following travelling pages extolling the virtues of "MUST" and "DO NOT MISS" and various other phrases when referring to destinations and activities around the world. At the risk of muddying the message, please check it out for yourself to reach your own "ah ha" … Continue reading A Farewell to Thailand — The Partying Traveler

Hiking: Dog Mountain (Vancouver, CA)

Since the wildfires in BC had obscured the last trip up Mount Fromme and the parents were coming to visit from Australia, I took a week off from venturing into the mountains and opted to take a trip around Killarney Lake on Bowen Island to show off some of the Canadian outdoors on an easy … Continue reading Hiking: Dog Mountain (Vancouver, CA)

Destination: A Day Trip – Kyoto, Japan

If you haven't read it already, I'm here to tell you I'm in love with Japan. I've been fortunate enough to be able to make a trip to the land of the Rising Sun each year for around a decade now. Take a look at a previous trip below for more insight into this incredible … Continue reading Destination: A Day Trip – Kyoto, Japan

Destination: Sapporo (Hokkaido, Japan)

I'm not going to lie. I have a secret love affair with Japan. We had such an enduring romance that I couldn't stay away for more than 12 months at a time for the better part of the last decade. The people, the culture, the countryside, the wildlife, even the buildings. Everything. The real draw … Continue reading Destination: Sapporo (Hokkaido, Japan)