Monthly Archives: May 2010


Video Moment – Vegemite & The Aussie Nomad

Chris Richardson of The Aussie Nomad and I recently got cozy with Vegemite. Watch my first snazzy video for the full story. A special thanks goes to my friend Steve Boland for proving to be a creative, adept cameraman.

By |May 31st, 2010|Travel Tips|29 Comments

Why Victoria is Worth Visiting

I spent the May long weekend in Victoria, BC. The city is significant for one reason, one of my closest friends moved there over a year ago. For the sake of anonymity, I'll refer to her as Jabba. The move proved difficult for her, Vancouver held a sacred place in her heart and to leave [...]

By |May 27th, 2010|Victoria|15 Comments

How to Prepare for Solo Travel

Today's guest post is by Gray Cargill of Solo Friendly.  As an outgoing solo traveler, it never occurred to me that there are different kinds of solo travelers. Isn't there only one type? Nor that I had something to learn about going it alone. Gray reminded me, there's always something new to learn. So you've [...]

By |May 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|25 Comments

First Week of Nomadism

My body weight buckled under the pressure. Was it wise to buy such a large pack? Which my readers now dub the "Chanel" of backpacks. How can 35 liters feel like 100? It was a sweltering Sunday, having just left my best friend's 18th floor apartment. The previous night was a series of errors. My [...]

By |May 21st, 2010|Life|19 Comments

10 Things I’ve Discovered Since The Layoff

1. Cooking rocks. I use to detest wasting 1 or 2 precious hours preparing meals. So I instituted the proportionate school of cooking. Take Sunday to make a load of food, dole portions into Tupperware - hallelujah! Good for the work week. Lately I've rediscovered culinary delights - spices, unusual ingredients, exotic recipes. Take today's [...]

By |May 20th, 2010|Life|34 Comments

Gypsy Wednesday – Currency Book Giveaway Contest!!

Welcome to Gypsy Wednesday! Every Wednesday, I strive to highlight all the juicy morsels related to travel and beyond. What is currency? Cold hard cash, plata, yen, euros.  Certainly, it's all of these. In the context of traveling, that word can signify a monetary transaction between hostel owner, tout and backpacker. In Zoe Zolbrod's first [...]

By |May 19th, 2010|Culture|8 Comments