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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 […]

The Extraordinary Irish West Coast Road Trip

“Ooo wooo woooooo wooo woooo…..Barbra Streisand!” blasts over the terrible Gallway radio station as our little Skoda Fabia car goes flying over the next bump in the road.  It was 10am and I was […]

The Biggest Oktoberfest in the World… Outside of Germany

The twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo in Ontario, Canada are the perfect recipe for Oktoberfest celebrations. Start with the City of Kichener, which was largely populated by German Mennonite Farmers in the early […]

Experiencing the Gaelic Games in Dublin

The hot sun beat down on us.  I stank like sweat with hair gel dripping, stinging my eyes.  Why didn’t I know that would happen?  And who would have thought I would regret forgetting […]

Exploring Belfast’s History in a Black Taxi

Belfast was my favorite city to visit on the entire island of Ireland, but probably for all the wrong reasons.  The conflict that has taken place there and, to a lesser extent, continues to […]

Exploring The Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave in Belize

I rolled up into San Ignacio, Belize in a dilapidated old school bus without much of a plan, as I often do.  This was the second half of my Belize adventure.  The first half […]