Immigrating to a different country breaks something in you. Something that can never be repaired. Is it for better or worse? After living and working in Canada for a decade today it’s time to make up the balance.
Last time I arrived in Paris, the city of light and love, it was horrible. After a great train ride from Amsterdam, and looking forward to a few relaxing days in Paris I arrived at the wrong hotel. There turned out to be two hotels, with exactly the same name. Thanks, Expedia.... Read more
I just bought my ski pass for the upcoming season. With local season passes and even “discount” cards becoming increasingly more expensive my travel hacking mind kicked in. The goal? Optimize the amount of ski days for as little money per day as possible.
Some people say “if travel was free, you’d never see me again”. Well, what are you waiting for? After I moved to Canada at age twenty-something I blew most of my savings account. One of the reasons to relocate to North America was to explore the world from this... Read more
I recently adopted a new annual tradition, which is to escape the Canadian winters with a week in the Bahamas. On my first trip there, I learned about an interesting “bucket list” item, according to some: swimming with pigs. While one of the beach vendors peaked my interest with... Read more
People who travel will sooner or later have to deal with the unpleasant experience of jet lag. If you travel a lot you can train your body to get used to it, but eventually it will catch up to you. So while jet lag seems unavoidable, there are some things you can do... Read more
A few years ago I got to spend my 30th birthday in Vancouver – I wrote a post about how an older couple, without ever knowing it, helped me celebrate by playing Auld Lang Syne for me. It’s a story about how you’ll never know how much of an... Read more
At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun. (unknown) Here’s my top 3 of places to visit on to Palawan, another beautiful Philippine island. 1. Pandan Island Beach... Read more
Happy EarthDay! Every year, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Authors creating bestselling books aren’t necessarily the best for the environment… so today I’m sharing some more environmentally friendly thoughts. Earth Day started with grassroots organizations, environmentally conscious companies, and even the government. Everyone works together in a... Read more
Forget about taxi’s. The amount of times I’ve been taken for a ride, even in my home town, is ridiculous. Drivers often take the longer road to collect a few extra dollars from you, and then still expect a “tip”. You may think a limousine service is a privilege... Read more