Getaway Ideas Perfect For The Traveller Who Loves To Stay Active

If you’re in need of a vacation but aren’t the kind of guy who enjoys sitting by the pool relaxing, then you may be unsure of how to spend your time away. How about using it as an opportunity to try a new sport or to spend some time focusing on an activity that you love? Picture this: a week (or however long you’re going for) of focusing on an activity that you are crazy about. How enjoyable would that be? Continue reading

The Surreal Calm of Joshua Tree, USA

If there’s one kind of holiday destination that US has over the rest of the world, it’s the sheer splendor of its national parks. Seeing Old Faithful blow at Yellowstone has to be an item that’s included on most travelling bucket lists. It’s far from the only one, however. In this article, we’re going to look at Joshua Tree. Sprawling vistas, retreat for generations of artists and a surreal piece of wilderness you need to see. Continue reading

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Go see Notre Dame Fighting Irish college football game – South Bend, Indiana

Make no mistake: I’m no sports fan. The last time I watched a full hockey game, the Nordiques were still a thing. When I get invited to a Super Bowl party, I usually have to look up who’s playing beforehand. And I still have no clue how offside works in soccer.

So when my girlfriend Ashley invited me to join her and her family on a road trip to South Bend, Indiana to go see a Notre Dame Fighting Irish football game, I wasn’t sure I’d have much fun.

I was very wrong. Continue reading

Ashraf - Sandboarding the dunes

Sandboard the Dunes: Peru, New Zealand, Namibia and more

Growing up in Canada, tobogganing factored big in my childhood. Each winter the hills around Port Albert, Ontario became the grounds for epic battles with my siblings and cousins. I often felt bad that people living in warmer climates were missing out on this awesome activity. But then Ashraf Dean submitted this photo of him in New Zealand and I got introduced to something called sandboarding. Continue reading

ESL teaching Taiwan

Work abroad

Working overseas has many advantages. It looks great on a résumé. It lets you really immerse yourself in the day-to-day life of another country and culture. It’s a great way to make overseas travel affordable. It gets you out of your comfort zone and helps you grow as a person. It broadens your perspective and lets you see the world through a broader lens. It helps you pick up girls at bars as you regale them with your exotic adventures. Continue reading

Oktoberfest

Have a beer at Oktoberfest, Germany

Prost. Schnitzel. Lederhosen. Oompah. Ziggy zaggy ziggy zaggy, oy oy oy. If these words confuse you, odds are you’ve never been to Oktoberfest. As a resident of the Kitchener-Waterloo area in Ontario for many years, I’ve attended my fair share of Oktoberfest events. If you do go, prepare to have your fill of sausage, sauerkraut, polka music… I feel like I’m forgetting something here…

Oh, that’s right: beer. Lots and lots and lots of beer. Continue reading

broken heart

Visit the museum of broken relationships: Zagreb, Croatia

Ah, love. The heady surge of endorphins. The joy. The companionship. The matching tattoos. The disgustingly sweet pet names that make your friends want to punch you in the throat.

But of course, love and break-ups go hand-in-hand. The pain. The binge eating. The binge drinking. The sweatpants. The Sarah McLaughlin purchases on iTunes. The mopey “poor me” demeanour that makes your friends want to punch you in the throat. Continue reading