10 Things That Might Happen Upon Returning to a “Developed Country”

Believe it or not, there are still some places in the world without the option to take a hot shower. There are still some places without high-speed Internet connection, or Internet connection at all. There are even some places where wheat bread is a luxury commodity. Gasp! If you’re from a nation considered “developed”, for lack of a better term, and you have either lived in or traveled to a “developing country”, this list of 10 things that might...

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Travel Around Myanmar

To travel to Myanmar is to travel back in time to a place largely unchanged since the colonial era. It is a corner of Southeast Asia many travelers know very little about. It is a massive, quirky nation, with surreal landscapes, genuine, beautiful people, age-old traditions, and a mostly intact culture just waiting to be explored.    TRAVEL ADVICE UPON ARRIVAL IN MYANMAR Visa Requirements for Myanmar Obtaining a visa upon arrival&n...

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Traveling Abroad in India: Say Yes to Trains!

I slept on the top bunk in the sleeping car of a passenger train bound for Varanasi, India, an ancient city on the banks of the Ganges in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. My friend slept below me on the lower bunk. Something had woken me up in the middle of the night, a movement near my feet, and as my eyes adjusted to the dim lighting I made out two huddled figures at the end of my bunk; two women wrapped in saris sharing the tiny space with...

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Conscious Shark Eco-Tourism While Traveling Abroad

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week has been on air for 26 years, airing mid-summer with millions of viewers tuning in to see the latest footage of Great White Sharks breaching the South African waters as they swallow seals between their gleaming teeth-filled jaws. The general consensus these days is that sharks are bloodthirsty killing machines that are increasingly hunting down humans, but in reality we are the ones who should be feared.  There...

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The Traveller and The Ego

It is an inherent part of human nature to compare ourselves to others, be it our skills, experiences, or relationships. What this means for travelers, is that before, during and after your journeys, you will face several moments of comparison to others, potentially resulting in unnecessary pressure, discomfort and even major doubt that you are doing things ‘the right way’. It may be your hostel bunk mate exclaiming how cheap they got the room, le...

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5 Places to Visit in Slovenia

What Slovenia lacks in size, it makes up for with an abundance of amazing places to visit within the Central European country’s tiny confines. From the whimsical fairytale capital of Ljubljana to medieval towns to Alpine beauty to climbing into earth’s belly and the sparkling waters of the Adriatic, Slovenia offers a potpourri of places and things to do, appealing to a broad spectrum of travelers.   For culture     Forget...

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10 Amazing Experiences in Western Canada

Western Canada, traditionally made up of the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, is known for its breathtaking coast, glorious Rocky Mountains and fields that go on as far as the eye can see. There are so many fantastic things to do in the region from the urban cities of Vancouver and Calgary to the beautiful national and provincial parks in the area. Here are 10 amazing experiences in western Canada, specifically t...

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Don’t Insta-waste Your Experience Abroad

Social media has become an inevitable component of the population’s daily existence. The attachment to our social media lives is growing increasingly addictive and is transforming the way we interact physically. People rarely call each other, instead preferring to message through text, chat or employ some other voice-less communication method. Technology has taken us into a new realm where we are able to create the personas that we wish we h...

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