Snowshoeing in Squamish, British Columbia

Snowshoeing in Squamish
Gaze into the valley below from this suspension bridge.

  There is no arguing against the beautiful mountainous landscapes quintessential of British Columbia.   Even in metropolitan areas, outdoor enthusiasts have little difficulty getting out into nature.  Less than an hour from Vancouver, Squamish is one outdoor recreation hotspot for those needing a break from city life.  Even during winter, trekkers can explore wooded trails […]

Eating Gluten-Free in India

Taj Mahal in India.

  Travelling with food restrictions can be a nightmare.  Fortunately, India has a naturally gluten-free based diet.  Lentils, chickpeas, and rice prevail to the celiac’s delight.  That’s not to say you won’t encounter wheat.  Wheat is found in breads like naan and roti.  Also, dishes that may not traditionally contain gluten, like curries, always have […]

Japan Rail Pass: How it Works and Will it Save You Money?

Japan Rail pass and bullet train.

  Is it Cheaper to Buy a Japan Rail Pass? Whether a Japan Rail Pass (affiliate link) will save you money will depend on your itinerary.  If you are planning on visiting several different places and/or covering long distances, a JR pass will likely save you money, sometimes a lot of it.  However, if you […]

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, […]

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