Animal welfare and tourism

Animal welfare and tourism

Occasionally in my travels, I’m forced to confront my attitudes towards animal welfare and tourism. Until a recent trip to Morocco, it had been relatively easy. I simply avoided riding or handling any animal I perceived to be exploited for the benefit of tourists....
Is a NEXUS card worth it?

Is a NEXUS card worth it?

I’m sitting at the gate at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) with my boarding pass, passport and NEXUS card, waiting for my flight to Halifax via Boston. I can’t help but reflect on my experience a couple of hours ago with U.S. immigration, customs and airport...
Delicious seafood paella in Barcelona

Delicious seafood paella in Barcelona

Hunting for the perfect paella in Spain can be a hit-and-miss endeavour. But, thanks to trip4real and a grandmother’s recipe, we scored a hit with a delicious seafood paella in Barcelona. This little gem surfaced during pre-trip research. I had a burning need to...
Cycling in Cambodia

Cycling in Cambodia

I’ve never waffled so much about a trip as I did with cycling in Cambodia. This type of indecisiveness was a stark contrast to other adventures where I’m usually the first one out the gate. It wasn’t the cycling, and it wasn’t Cambodia. It was the merging of the two...
Pack a pashmina

Pack a pashmina

Where fashion meets function, you’ll find a pashmina. Or something akin to a pashmina. When it’s not adding a splash of colour to a limited wardrobe, it’s performing one of its many other uses. It’s a lightweight champion, ounce for ounce one of the best travel...
Biking the Golden Gate Bridge

Biking the Golden Gate Bridge

Biking the Golden Gate Bridge is part of the whole San Francisco experience. In a city known for its hills, the 13-km Fisherman’s Wharf to Sausalito ride across the Golden Gate Bridge is surprisingly flat, and one of the easiest you’ll encounter. Travelling solo? No...
Include Taiwan in your travel plans

Include Taiwan in your travel plans

I was sitting on a rock wall sipping a latte in Taipei’s 228 Peace Memorial Park when George Huang stopped and asked me where I was from. This was a common occurrence during my visit to Taiwan. Firstly, I don’t look like 99.9 percent of the people on the streets of...

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