• REVIEWS
  • Sailing from Panama to Colombia on Big Fish 1

    Secluded Caribbean islands, lobster dinners, $200 coconuts, coral reefs and dolphins … all of this and more in five days of sailing from Panama’s Caribbean Coast to Cartagena, Colombia via sail boat.  Traveling overland from Cancun to Cartagena presented only one problem- Panama’s Darian gap. The thick mosquito (and guerrilla) ridden jungle makes crossing overland […]

  • GUATEMALA
  • Study Spanish in Guatemala

    With over 300 million native speakers, Spanish ranks as the second most spoken language in the world behind Chinese. Traveling long term or even short term in Central/South America is made much simpler (and cheaper) with some basic Spanish.  When it comes to learning Spanish, one of the best/cheapest places to do so is in […]

  • TRAVEL
  • Volcano Boarding with Nicatime

    Volcano Boarding is an activity unique to Nicaragua. Multiple companies around León offer the activity for between $21-30 USD and include transfers, snacks, water and equipment. Most people tend to choose companies such as Bigfoot and Volcano day, both around $30 USD and offering extras like free T-shirts. Nicatime sits on the cheaper end of […]

  • JAPAN
  • Hakone Day Trip from Tokyo

    Escape the sky scrapers and crush of people in Tokyo and enjoy the tranquil lake views of Mt. Fuji and quiet Museums in Hakone. Just 2 hours out of Tokyo the area offers history, culture, and beautiful nature throughout the year. Hakone is one of Japan’s best know travel destinations so visit on a weekday when […]

  • CEBU
  • Cebu to Bohol Day Trip

    Bohol offers a multitude of activities from snorkelling pristine reefs, dolphin watching, tarsier viewing, adventure sports, and island hopping. While visitors could easily spend a week on Bohol, with the island a mere two hour ferry ride from neighbouring Cebu it is possible to enjoy some of what Bohol has to offer in a single […]

  • SOUTH KOREA
  • Day Trips from Seoul: Yongin Folk Village and Suwon Fortress

    While working in South Korea I try to travel every chance I get. Travelling across the peninsula every weekend with foreign group travel, KTX, or express buses can get expensive so lately I’ve opted to take smaller day trips around Seoul. Recently I travelled to Yongin Folk Village and Suwon Fortress. My other favourite day trips from Seoul […]

  • SOUTH KOREA
  • Yeongju: Korea’s Academic Capital

    Korea has one of the toughest result driven education systems in the world. Recently for the Seollal extended weekend I travelled to Yeongju, a small city with firm roots in Korea’s academic history.  Lying below Sobaek mountain in the northernmost part of Gyeongsangbuk-do, Yeongju is small town with a rich history. It is significant in Korea’s history as the birthplace of its intellectual culture- […]

  • SOUTH KOREA
  • Gyeongju hanok Stay

    Known as Korea’s historical capital and often referred to as the ‘museum without walls’, Gyeongju is frequented by locals and international tourist alike. A more immersive way to experience traditional korean culture and lifestyle while visiting Gyeongju is with a hanok stay. A hanok is a traditional korean house constructed with natural materials. These houses are […]