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…

How to Travel with Anxiety: Managing Symptoms on the Road

How to Travel with Anxiety: Managing Symptoms on the Road

I was diagnosed with a pretty serious anxiety disorder around the age of 10. It was around this same age that I had started dreaming of traveling the world. I wanted to see some of the things that my grade 2 teacher talked about (she…

Travel Journal Ideas: 20 Things to Include in Your Travel Journal

Travel Journal Ideas: 20 Things to Include in Your Travel Journal

I have kept many journals over the years and due to my love of travel, they have all turned into travel journals along the way. My favorite thing about travel journaling is that I don’t simply write in my journal. I also paint, draw, plan…

My Experience with Reverse Culture Shock from Chile to Canada

My Experience with Reverse Culture Shock from Chile to Canada

Dealing with culture shock can be pretty hard sometimes. It’s often a lot harder when you come back home. For me, being home has been a blessing. I was really missing my family and friends after being in Chile for 5 months and was ready…