Best Laid Plans: Things I Never Manage to Accomplish When I Travel

It's been a long time since this volcano erupted.
It's been a long time since this volcano erupted.

  With each new trip, comes ideas of me as a photogenic, confident, and savvy traveller.  As I prepare to leave home again, I think I have learned from my past mistakes.  I recall the things that made me feel uncomfortable or less adventurous than I could have been, and I think to myself, ‘This […]

Coping with Homesickness While Travelling

"Homesick," Tina Leggio

After the initial excitement of your trip has begun to wear off and you find yourself in an unfamiliar situation, you may find yourself longing for home.  The feeling of homesickness can be especially confusing when it arises outside of the desire to return home.  That’s because we all have an “instinctive need for love, […]

My Ten Favourite New Zealand Experiences

New Zealand

New Zealand is filled with so much natural beauty that it would be difficult for anyone to choose only ten favourite experiences.  Even with only two weeks in this astounding country, I had to leave out some truly great moments and places.  How could anyone forget listening to music at the otherwise deserted public washing-machine-turned-disco […]

Why I love Coming Home: Getting Over the Shock of Returning from Travel

Welcome home.
(Pete Lambert, www.flickr.com/photos/peterjlambert/6907106690)

Travel is exciting.  Planning for travel is exciting.  Learning about new places and cultures, fresh adventures and different people every day, constant surprises, discovering strengths you never knew you had… everything is thrilling and even simple chores like doing laundry become an adventure when you have no idea where you are going or how to […]

This is Me

From time to time I do a bit of traveling.  Sometimes I travel solo, sometimes I travel with my wife.  Always I travel with food restrictions (my wife and I are both celiac). One day I woke up, and seemingly out of nowhere, I said, “I want to be a travel blogger.”  It was seriously […]

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