Where to Eat in Barcelona

I first visited Spain in 2001, and I had no idea where to eat in Barcelona. I also had no clue how to navigate a city that seemed bewilderingly alien. France, where I was based for the year, already struck me as foreign despite being a Montrealer who spoke French. The fact remained that it was my […]

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Wanaka, New Zealand in 35 Photos

I first met Liz in Spain when I presented at a workshop for travel bloggers. She sat next to me at dinner, her eyes bright, her hair long and blond and distracting; she would curl it around her fingers when she talked animatedly, explaining her plans for her site and her work. This was in 2012, […]

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A List of Life Changing Books

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had never even meditated before. My friends, appalled that I was taking this on, told me that it was like running a marathon before ever trying to run. I […]

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Why Travel Blogging Needs More Storytelling

A few days ago, I presented the closing keynote for TBEX Asia about the power of story. It was an honour to get up in front of a group people dedicated to being better at what they do, and to speak about a topic that I truly believe in. The crux of the speech was […]

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