Interview with Former Peace Corps Volunteer, Amanda Martin

A while back, I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend Amanda Martin when she returned from volunteering overseas with the Peace Corps. She spent 27 months in the Philippines. After letting our conversation gather dust for far too long, I have finally put it together to share with you all, along with some of…

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Niagara Wine Country

Did you know that just over the New York border, there is a delightfully thriving wine country? I had heard rumours of this magical area, but was still surprised at the variety and number of vineyards to be found here. Normally, we think of Italy or California for wines, but I must say that Canada…

10 Tips for Safe Solo Travel (Part one!)

Before traveling, I always do a ton of planning and research. Amidst this, I spent a lot of time reading advice from other travelers regarding safety while you adventure. There are some things that a solo traveler needs to be even more mindful of, but most of these tips I’ve compiled are useful for group…

“How was your trip?”

“I want to hear all about it” It was lovely. Great. Amazing. Wonderful. It was terrifying, soul-crushing, and eye-opening. Every time someone asks this question, I am stumped. My answers are vague, spewed from a smiling face, and behind my eyes scenes are flashing through my head at lightning speed. I am re-experiencing such unique…