It’s easy to forget what your own country has to offer. As the end of 2018 was approaching, you start to look back at your year and you start to think about what you have accomplished. How many of those so-called “New Year Goals” have you realized in the last few months? The approach of a new year always gives you that extra push to accomplish even more of that 2018 list. Plus, how exciting is it to tick off a list and start a new one? 🙂 At the beginning of 2018, I had given myself the goal to explore all of Canada’s provinces and territories. I want to see more of my own country. There are no deadlines, no starting point really. But how about the Northern Territories? Whitehorse, Yukon It was early November and while all of our… Read more
It’s been a while since my last blog post. I’ve had this story written for almost a month now but every part of me is triggered when I think about publishing it. It’s like that box containing a memory that needs to breathe. So here it goes, I’m breathing out a memory. Stormy head, stormy skies I remember they told us there were no buses for another two days. There was a storm over the small village of Mount Cook and we were stuck here until they decided to run the bus system again. I wasn’t going anywhere, just like the storm. It was one thing to be stuck in a small village with only one restaurant and no exit. But being stuck in bed because everything is just too complicated to even get outside, that was another thing. I… Read more
I always get so excited to meet people that have never been to Whistler before. Today I went on a test drive with a German guy that had just arrived to town. He has been here for two weeks and its been raining everyday, typical British Columbia. So what do you do during rainy days in Whistler?
Sometimes when you travel you think about how lucky you are to be visiting a place. There is always another side to things. Yes you are lucky to be here right at this moment experiencing the most picturesque views of Hawaiian landmarks for example, but other people weren’t so lucky at this exact same place. Inspired by the recent volcanic activity on the Big Island of Hawaii, I remember the time I went on a hike to that exact volcano. It was a hike full of excitement because it was all new and just unthinkable to be walking on an old volcano. Can you really feel excited and lucky to be somewhere when many people are unlucky to even be living there? Kilauea Volcano I was “lucky” enough to have visited the Kilauea volcano back in 2012 on one of… Read more
A few years go, the travel bug made me quit my secure job with benefits. I packed my belongings into a storage unit and bought a one way ticket to Australia. It was a crazy adventure I was about to embark on.
Inspired by the lack of contribution to my website lately, I easily fall back into dream mode once I read this blog I wrote about three years ago… What do you travel for? It was a rainy Saturday afternoon and I was browsing through a bunch of travelling blogs hoping to get inspired on this rather uneventful day. At one point there’s this question that starts floating around in my head, and then it brought up five more, and I couldn’t get it out of my head. I needed to write about it. The question is: What do you travel for? Freedom When I think about freedom, I think about travelling. If travelling is freedom, does this mean that there is no freedom when not travelling? Then what do you travel for? It isn’t just one question, but five questions… Read more
I was going through some of my old writings and there is one particular entry that caught my eye. It has always been a dream of mine to go to Iceland. I wrote this exactly 2 years ago today, exactly, day for day. Is this a coincidence? I never thought about going to Iceland before until I saw the mid-life crisis movie with Ben Stiller “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. If you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend it. I somehow visualize myself on a skateboard riding down the hilly Icelandic roads with my hair in the wind and a camera in my hand. Jokes aside, Iceland is on my list and even more today, after I read what I wrote two years ago. I am sitting here with a nice glass of Italian red wine and I have… Read more