Affordable Transportation: How to Find Cheap Flights, Train Tickets & Bus Fares

Affordable Transportation: How to Find Cheap Flights, Train Tickets & Bus Fares

I’ve never been very wealthy. Until now I’ve only had jobs that paid minimum wage. Now I’m an Online ESL Teacher so even though I make more than minimum wage, I still don’t make tonnes of money. Yet I still manage to travel quite a…

Eco-Friendly Travel: How to Have a *Slightly* More Sustainable Flight

Eco-Friendly Travel: How to Have a *Slightly* More Sustainable Flight

We all know by now that flying is awful for the environment. It releases much more CO2 than land travel (cars, buses, and trains) into the atmosphere. Traveling by airplane is a heated topic (no pun intended) among environmentalists and activists everywhere. While there are…

30 Gift Experiences to Buy for Your Loved Ones Instead of Things

30 Gift Experiences to Buy for Your Loved Ones Instead of Things

Whether you’ve got a loved one’s birthday coming up or are preparing for the approaching Christmas season you may be wondering how to give a thoughtful gift this year. Our planet is currently drowning in a sea of stuff and many people only a shocking…

7 More Ways to Gift a Surprise Trip with Minimal Planning

7 More Ways to Gift a Surprise Trip with Minimal Planning

A few years ago I wrote a blog post about how to plan a surprise trip for someone. To this day it is my most popular blog post. That surprise trip post tells you how to keep your plans a secret, how to choose what…

What to Consider when Planning a Destination Wedding that is also Bilingual

What to Consider when Planning a Destination Wedding that is also Bilingual

Earlier this month my husband and I got married at the beautiful Barceló resort in Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico. My husband, Arturo, is from Mexico City and I’m Canadian so this was a destination wedding for both of us. Obviously if you’re planning a wedding you…

Donating to Algae Biofuel Research as a Way of Carbon Offsetting

Donating to Algae Biofuel Research as a Way of Carbon Offsetting

If you’re like me you probably know that your somewhat healthy travel addiction is not so healthy for the planet. You want to see the world but you feel guilty as hell knowing your air travel is polluting the Earth. So what the hell are…

Sustainable Alternatives to Animal Tourism

Sustainable Alternatives to Animal Tourism

Why do we need animal tourism alternatives in the first place? The tourism industry has been known for its abuse of animals. Most zoos and other popular forms of interacting with wild animals around the world are not sustainable. Read along to find some sustainable…

Surprise Trip Planning: How to Surprise Someone with a Trip

Surprise Trip Planning: How to Surprise Someone with a Trip

Is it your SO’s birthday? Are you celebrating an anniversary or wanting to blow your best friend away with the best Christmas gift ever? Above all else, do you and your special someone love to travel? Then perhaps it’s really time to treat them (and…

How To Prepare for Long Term Travel: A Before You Go Checklist

How To Prepare for Long Term Travel: A Before You Go Checklist

So you’ve decided you’re ready for long term travel! Maybe you’re jetting off to explore Europe for a few months. Perhaps you are getting ready to study abroad in Chile or about to head to Thailand for some backpacking, a gap-year or a work-abroad placement. Whatever…

15 Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language

15 Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language

Back in university I majored in Anthropology and my favourite part of it was linguistics. I loved learning about how language influences culture and vice versa. I also enjoyed learning about language patterns, how people learn languages and how learning language affects the brain. Here’s…