How To Find Clarity: Transformational Travel Tip

Are you struggling to decide what you should do with your life? Are you feeling unmotivated, unfulfilled or frustrated with what you are currently doing? Do you know, deep down, that you were put on this planet for a reason, but you still aren’t quite sure what that reason is? Or do you know where […]

My First Mini Retirement: Living In Buenos Aires

One of the highlights of my South America trip, so far, was my opportunity to take my first mini retirement and live in Buenos Aires for 6 weeks. I have done a lot of traveling over the past 5 years, but I have never settled into one city for longer than a couple weeks. I […]

10 Days Of Silence: Vipassana Meditation Retreat

I applied for my first 10-day Vipassana Meditation retreat back in December, after hearing about it from someone I met at a leadership course. At the time, I had been working hard to improve the two parts of my life that I viewed as my weakest. These being relationships and spirituality. I decided that a […]

The Land Of Ice And Snow: Antarctica (Part 3)

If you have not read part 1 or part 2 of my Antarctica adventure, then be sure to check them out! Where did we leave off? Oh yes! I just finished telling you about the spectacular zodiac cruise through an ice field with Phil. After already experiencing my favourite landing and favourite zodiac cruise of […]

Reflection In Antarctica: Finding Gratitude In Our Flaws

I found the perfect spot to lie back and reflect. Lying there, overlooking the harbour and looking down on a glacier, there is nowhere else I would have rather been. With only the sound of wind and distant avalanches in the background, I was alone with my thoughts as I reflected on Antarctica. Many thoughts […]

The Land Of Ice And Snow: Antarctica (Part I)

“Antarctica is the worst way to have the best time of your life,” is how Shane, our expedition leader, prepared us for our upcoming Antarctic adventure. The next 11 days would be filled with early mornings, busy days, extreme weather, massive waves, sea sickness and getting covered in penguin guano (penguin droppings) on a daily […]

Stuck At The End Of The World: 11 Days In Ushuaia

Ushuaia is the Southernmost city in the world and it’s also the main hub from where ships depart for Antarctica during the Southern Hemisphere’s summer months. Ever since I started planning my trip, the idea of traveling to Antarctica had been an ongoing debate in my mind. I really wanted to go, but it is […]

Friendships Forever: Penguins in Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas was Shaun’s final destination before leaving me and flying back home to Vancouver. The city is the most common way for travelers to enter or exit Chilean Patagonia by air, so it’s more of a travel hub, rather than a sought after backpacking destination. The only attraction that we were interested in seeing […]