"The sight of the world put mad ideas into me; as if I could wander away, wander for ever, see strange and beautiful things, one after the other."
~ CS Lewis
Big fan of casually sauntering about the planet. Travel junkie, thumb-war champion, blanket-fort specialist and usually homeless. Perogie enthusiast with a love of teaching and a passion for reducing child mortality in the developing world. Lifelong Canucks fan, lover of the outdoors and all things active. Sleeping-in-airports aficionado. Exploring the curious corners of planet earth with a backpack and a sense of humour! Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, I've been making bad decisions on the road since 2009.
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Coast to Coast in 13 Days: The Final Push Across England
04 October 2011 7:34 AM | 44 Comments
The Legend of Lake Baikal: Waters of Supernatural Power
06 August 2011 5:47 PM | 15 Comments
10 Benefits of Traveling Solo
22 July 2011 12:49 AM | 55 Comments
Head Soccer. Or, soccer with heads. Another reason why Korea is awesome.
26 April 2010 12:47 PM | 35 Comments
Spaghetti on my Pizza & Intestines in my Soup: Korean Food Fails
14 April 2010 2:42 PM | 8 Comments
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Bussing from Vilnius to Warsaw
25 March 2013 7:01 PM | 7 Comments
On Meat & Onions and Castles on Lakes: Finding Trakai Castle, Lithuania
08 January 2013 9:01 PM | 4 Comments
Onwards, to Lithuania!
19 August 2012 12:55 AM | 18 Comments
How the Flight I Never Took Changed My Life
08 May 2012 8:30 PM | 26 Comments
Fire on Water: Remembrance Day in Riga.
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Posted on January 30, 2012 | No CommentsThailand in the off-season is a beautiful place to be. Ko Phangan is rarely quiet or calm, but there was no one at our beach-resort on the north of the island and these beautiful orchids were in full bloom. It was the most leisurely time I’ve had in all of southeast Asia.
Posted on December 29, 2011 | No Comments"A little less conversation / A little more action please"
Posted on November 17, 2011 | No CommentsThis photo was taken from the battlements of the Blarney Castle in Blarney, Ireland (about 8km from Cork). I remember the day vividly – gorgeous blue skies, and an hilarious old dude who “helped me” kiss the Blarney stone (you need to lay down on your back over the edge of the battlements in order to kiss the stone – I actually did need help,...
Posted on November 4, 2011 | No CommentsSomewhere near the dark blue line of Noriangjin station is one of Seoul’s massive fish markets. This 66,000 square meter facility houses over 700 shops selling fresh and dried fish and squid from 15 fishing ports around Korea. It also includes numerous restaurants, an auction floor, and an adjacent agricultural section. It will open your eyes to an aspect of Korean culture that can only...
Posted on September 29, 2011 | 2 CommentsThis picture was taken in August 2011 on my last day of teaching at the Choongsung English School in South Korea. I’m with 6 year-old Yena, one of the precious 14 children I had the pleasure of having in my kindergarten class this year (and also one of my young hockey gurus! ;) ) I miss the little rascal!
Posted on September 15, 2011 | 7 CommentsOver centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Cinque Terre consists of 5 tiny villages on the northwest coast of Italy. Part of the charm is the lack of visible corporate development, and though this area was swarming with tourists, it was by far one of my favourite places in all of...
Posted on August 22, 2011 | 5 CommentsRiding horseback with nomads in Mongolia. Like traveling back to the time of Ghengis Khan, this was a pretty surreal experience. I took a video too, which you can check out here if you like! :)
Posted on August 12, 2011 | No CommentsJust down from Kuta Beach, Bali. One of the last sunsets of 2009, I love the colours dancing off the water behind the boats. The fire on the beach was built by a local as his friends gathered near the hut to the left for some barbeque and drinks.
Posted on August 8, 2011 | 2 CommentsExploring southwestern Ireland by bike, the Ring of Kerry (which starts in Killarney and ends in Killorglin) was one of the reasons I fell in love with this country. We took the signposted Ring of Kerry cycling path which uses older quieter roads whenever possible. :)