• FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE
  • Let’s be Financially Independent, Ladies! An Interview with Samantha Lorenz

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    This post is part of the Feisty Finances Series, which strives to encourage greater financial independence in women, in the context of travel, so that they can take greater control over their lives and find the freedom to do everything they want. On Fridays, I come at you with articles about financial independence, and sometimes […]

  • RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL
  • The Walls are Crying: Vandalism is not Responsible Travel

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    Our guide stared at the wall with contempt. A single bold, black handprint was stamped onto the rock. It interrupted the sea of blushing red and pale white handprints. A bruise the rock wall had suffered—that was what it looked like. As if someone had come and slapped her; she still bore the scar. Above, […]

  • SOCIAL ISSUES
  • Our Achievements on International Women’s Day are the Results of Years of Work: How I Celebrate IWD

    Hmmm, so, as I post this at the start of International Women’s Day, people on the other side of the globe are already more than midway through March 8th. I’m a little bit late to the table today but, truthfully, celebrating female strength and women’s power takes place every. single. day. On that front, I think […]

  • CANADA
  • He Left in a Beat-up Truck: The Beauty of Lost Connections

    In the summer of ‘12, I met a guy who’d traveled by bike all the way from Ontario to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, then gave it away in favour of thumbing the rest of his journey. The day before he left his hometown, he went around to all the bakeries and cafes, trying every cupcake in search […]

  • CANADA
  • Float Sense: Traversing the Lines of Reality

    The lights were a dim, eerie blue. After locking the door, I peeled off my clothes and rinsed myself off in the shower. Ninety minutes floating in a soundproof tank in the dark? I was both excited and a little on edge. I slid the plugs into my ears. The mouth of the tank gaped […]

  • EUROPE
  • They Didn’t Tumble off the Cliff—They Leaped: Snapshots from Santorini, Greece

    A collection of meditations based on snapshots from my time in Santorini, Greece. In July 2014, I spent five days relaxing on the gorgeous island of Santorini, detoxifying after too much time spent in busy cities. After backpacking non-stop through several cities and countries, island life was a much needed reprieve. So, I rented an ATV […]