Where to Escape another Wet Scottish Summer

There’s nothing quite like a Scottish summer. Typified by slightly less drizzle than usual, the changing of the seasons often means very little in Scotland, with countless barbecues spoiled by downpours and school holidays washed away in the blink of an eye. When the sun does shine briefly, it’s enough to prompt sun-starved Scots to … Continued

How Whistler Went from Fishing Hotspot to Home of the 2010 Olympics

While today Whistler in British Columbia is a moniker that is literally synonymous with snow sports – in particular, alpine skiing, this was not always the case. The truth is that Whistler hotels, many of which have now come to define the area as the world-class resort community it is today, and Whistler itself might … Continued

Five things I love about the UK

Need a reason to spend some time in the UK? I’ll give you five… 1. Stunning Scenery The natural beauty of parts of the UK is truly undeniable. From the rolling landscape of the Lake District to the flat Cheshire plain, the dense green forests and the blue winding rivers and lakes. One of the … Continued

Austria: A Dream Worth Chasing

If you gave up your job to travel the world, you might have a difficult time deciding where to go and what to do; there are a myriad of places to visit and the travel possibilities are endless. If you plan to travel only part of the world before you take the plunge and quit … Continued

Lanzarote’s Mouth-watering Local Cuisine

One of the biggest draws of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is a favourite for the beach lover and those heading to the party towns along the east coast. In addition to its pleasant climate and water-oriented activities, Lanzarote has cultural traditions that don’t receive as much attention as they deserve, particularly in terms of local … Continued

Far from slothful – a sloth-full stay in Costa Rica

If you’re looking for an unusual way to start your path from tourist to townie while living in Costa Rica, you could help preserve Costa Rica’s amazing biodiversity by volunteering at a … sloth sanctuary. Located near Cahuita, a small town on the shores of the Caribbean, the “Aviarios del Caribe” has turned from a … Continued

FOTO FRIDAY: Kayaking Ruff Buff

It takes a special type of person to live in Buffalo, New York. A type of person who can overcome tough economic conditions, brutal winters and depressing sports teams. Buffalonians are blue collar, beer drinking, wing lovers who can take their hits and keep on moving. They define the city that unites them. I was proud … Continued

Long-Term Travel vs. Life-Time Relationships

When Jefferson commissioned Lewis and Clark to go uncover the new world, I can only imagine the thoughts that ran through the two explorers minds… Were they sad about leaving home, excited about the new adventure, nervous, anxious, overwhelmed? I wonder, out of all the emotion and anticipation, what did they tell their friends and … Continued


When I decided to uproot everything comfortable in life and begin traveling and blogging, I thought about my adventures in Greece years ago. It’s why I wanted to travel deeper and understand a culture and the people that define it. Back in 2004, while studying abroad in London, I had the opportunity to take a … Continued

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