Flashback to my favourite bit of road: Jasper to Banff, Canada

Eight years ago, I took a road trip with my grandma in Alberta and British Columbia, to visit family and celebrate a wedding. Nearly a decade later, this continues to be the most beautiful road I have ever driven and I still think about this road and the astonishing beauty of Canada. My grandma was … More Flashback to my favourite bit of road: Jasper to Banff, Canada

Cairns, Australia: The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

I arrived in Cairns in order to do my open water diving certification and spent several days bookending that wandering Cairns. Cairns is a pretty small city with a well-developed tourist strip along the waterfront and what seems to be pretty desolate sprawl beyond that area. It was hawt hawt hawt! The priority of my … More Cairns, Australia: The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

Traveling around Bangkok: Motorbikes, tuk tuks, longtail boats

There were three essential modes of transport in my version of Bangkok: motorbikes, tuk tuks, and longtail boats. Each showed me a side of the city and were intrinsic to my experience of the city. Motorbikes I took a train from the airport, but it dropped me off 13km away from my hostel, so I … More Traveling around Bangkok: Motorbikes, tuk tuks, longtail boats

Am I breathing underwater?!: PADI open water dive course

I have vivid memories of the glossy National Geographic photos showcasing brilliantly coloured fish and textured corals found in the Great Barrier Reef. Since this time, I wanted to explore the mysterious and strange underwater universe. With the rest of the world, however, I have been watching in despair as reports of the mass bleaching … More Am I breathing underwater?!: PADI open water dive course