A Guide to the Phong Nha Caves

Phong Nha Park is an astonishing expanse of lush jungle and limestone cliffs in the heart of central Vietnam. It wasn’t until recently, however, that it became a world-class tourist destination, not because of […]

Chasing Ghosts In Ireland

The tractor came flying down the narrow Irish roadway, barreling down on my tiny rental car. I would be crushed if not for a slight tilt of the wheel. The tires turn and I […]

6 Things To Do In Pai

Oh Pai. That little town in Northern Thailand that seems to capture anyone who goes near it. Like a beach town without the beach, residents and tourists alike find a uniquely laid-back vibe in […]

Budget Breakdown – Thailand – Early 2014

Since I started traveling in SE Asia in late January I’ve been tracking all of my expenses in order to better understand where money is going and how I can make changes to save […]

Budget Breakdown – Halifax November 2013

I did a whirlwind tour of Halifax in November. My last-minute flight took me from Ottawa to Halifax on a Friday night after work and I turned right back around again to come back […]

An Unexpected Party

“Happy birthday to you!” Lok raised his glass to mine. The taste of ice-cold Angkor beer hit my lips. The late afternoon Cambodian sun beat down overhead and sweat and salt soaked through my […]

Budget Breakdown – Ireland October 2013

Back in October I was in Ireland, experiencing Gaelic culture, learning about the island’s rich history, and road tripping through the beautiful western countryside. The 18 days that I spent in the country made […]

The Floating Village of Kompong Luong

Situated 150km from both Phnom Penh and Battambang in Cambodia lies the peaceful floating village of Kompong Luong. Homes, stores, temples and police stations float silently on the surface of Tonle Sap Lake as […]

A Whirlwind Tour of Halifax

November in Ottawa is gloomy and depressing. The cold of the fall season has really set in, but without the beauty that the snow in later months brings. With no holidays to break things […]

2013 in Review and Big News for 2014

2013 is drawing to a close, and I can’t help but reflect on my travel experiences from the past year. Being based in Ottawa has allowed me to really get to know the city […]