What can you do today, for tomorrow? I recently started a new job at G Adventures, an adventure travel company. What drew me to the job was the travel aspect; helping people conquer their travel fears has become one of my favourite things to do, so naturally I was pumped about that. But when I … Continue reading What can you do today, for tomorrow?
There are a lot of things I want right now. I WANT a job I WANT money I WANT David Duchovny to kiss me tenderly while holding me from behind I WANT to eat, like, sixty nanimo bars I WANT to lose, like, sixty nanimo pounds (those are the pounds in your body that are … Continue reading I WANT
It's been a crazy couple of weeks here, guys. I left Australia and 30 hours of travel time later, I was in cold cold Ottawa, greeted by a teary mother who held me and sighed "You're safe. You're finally safe." I don't think I'm ever allowed to travel again. My first few days in Ottawa … Continue reading Home and Huntin’
This time, two weeks from now, I'll be sitting in my assigned (hopefully window) seat on Virgin Airlines, preparing for a 16 hour flight back to North America. This time, two weeks from now, I'll be going home. Everyone seems to use the word 'excited' when talking to me these days. "Are you excited to … Continue reading Are You Excited?
When I first started this trip, I found I was constantly impressed by what I could do. I don’t know if I don’t give myself enough credit or what, but every time I did something physically challenging (be it big or small), I was always surprised I, y’know, did it. Treks were hiked and mountains were climbed, … Continue reading The Tongariro Crossing: COME AT ME, VOLCANO
I'm having a really hard time getting into the Christmas spirit down here. To me, Christmas is cold. Autumn comes and the air gets crisp and my body starts craving potatoes and apples and soup, and that's how I know it's time to start searching through the Sears Wishbook. Christmas is snow on the … Continue reading Step Into Christmas
For the past 10 years, I've read (and re-read and re-read and re-read) the Valdemar series of books by author Mercedes Lackey. They're fantasy and nerdy and I love them so much that I usually read about six of them each year (currently reading 'Oathbound', in case you were curious). (Yes, I own them in … Continue reading I Was Chosen!
Today is my six month travelversary! Happy travelversary to me! Six months ago I left a cold Canadian winter to head for the sunny shores of Australia...and then right back into the cold New Zealand winter. Six months on, I can't quite believe where I am (and I'm seriously ready for summer). I don't have any significant … Continue reading It’s My Six Month Travelversary!
When I first decided to run away for a year, I was adamant that traveling in your late 20s was heaps better than traveling in your early 20s; you get more out of things, you know yourself better, you remember simple moments, and you won’t let yourself have drunk sex with an Irish guy in … Continue reading Long-Term Travel in Your Late 20s is Super Stupid
#TTOT is short for Travel Talk on Twitter, a weekly travel discussion open to anyone who hangs out on Twitter! Just tune in around 9:30am & pm(uh...EST I think?) on Tuesdays, search the hashtag and watch the magic. It really is one of my favourite things about Twitter; you get to interact with a ton … Continue reading Strangers in the night
(If you’re not into touchy-feely blog posts, you should probably make your exit now. This is gonna echo my 14 year old Diaryland shit something fierce. Aw guys remember Diaryland? Anyways, I also feel the need to preface this with a few things; 1 - this is a fucking long post. 2 - this isn't … Continue reading So, I’m depressed. For real. I’m sorry.
In an effort to beat the small-town blues, my friend Andrew and I took a trip to Dunedin. As luck would have it, he ended up winning a bidding war for a car in Dunedin, AND he had a friend there who was happy to have us stay with him*. It's like it was supposed … Continue reading The Otago Peninsula
As I write this, I’m sitting in front of a heat pump, in a hoodie I found at the Salvation Army, wrapped in a furry blanket. Winter has officially arrived to small-town New Zealand and, while I’m happy to be traveling, pictures of Christie Pitts and beer on patios is making me miss home something … Continue reading Explore, Torontonians!
Queenstown is beautiful. Everywhere you look you see mountains, trees and snowy peaks poking into the blue sky. The town is small and the roads are cobbled and lined with restaurants and shops and cafes. The whole town revolves around adventure sports and outdoor activities, so there are adverts for bungy jumps and skydives every … Continue reading Queenstown is beautiful
“When I win the lottery...” has been part of my regular vocabular since I was a little girl. Do I ever play the lottery? No. Whenever I do, I don't even win a free ticket and it pisses the shit outta me. I was walking down the street with a friend today and said something … Continue reading Mo’ Money, Much Problems