Category: Travel Issues

paradise valley canadian rockies, canada

I’ve Got Fernweh!

I’m always dreaming about travel – reading numerous blog posts and magazines in search of bites of information and inspiration. All it takes is a pretty photograph of some far flung paradise and my heart begins to ache for adventure. So,…

Peyto Lake Canada

Could You Be A Digital Nomad?

I’ve often been drawn to the idea of being a digital nomad – working on the road, earning a living whilst visiting an array of beautiful, fascinating places. Quite a few of my favourite travel blogs are written by such…

Jericho sunset Vancouver

Am I Too Old To Go Travelling?

Before deciding to go travelling in Canada, I was riddled with insecurities about being too old for backpacking. What is the best age to go travelling? Is 28 a good age to go backpacking? Am I too old for long-term…

view from cn tower in toronto

Escaping from a Nightmare Basement to a Posh Hotel

Wrapped in a white fluffy dressing down, fresh from a long luxurious shower, I wandered into the bedroom and admired the king size bed that was sumptuously layered with cushions. Then I moved into the spacious office room where a…

eiffel tower and river seine in Paris

Travel New Year’s Resolutions

What is 2013 going to hold for me on the travel front? While 2012 was all about making long-term solo travel to Canada happen, this year will see me fitting in adventures around full-time work. Holidays to the Caribbean, Dublin and…

moraine lake canada

What Luggage is Best for Travel across Canada?

My first backpack was purchased back in 2009 when I had grand plans to work and travel in New Zealand. As it turned out, this trip got put on the back burner and the bag was shoved away out of…

buildings at the albert dock in liverpool

Coming Home From Travel: Reflection And Reality

After being home in Liverpool, England, for just two weeks, it already feels like my travels in Canada took place during a different lifetime. Not a day goes by when I do not look through my photographs to remind myself…

How To Get A Working Holiday Visa For Canada

Getting a working holiday visa for Canada is a great way to supplement your travels. If you are from the UK and are aged 18-30, you could be eligible for the International Experience Canada (IEC) scheme. This allows work and…

ontario farm

Why I Had To Run Away From A Farm

As I looked at the dark, dirty basement room that would be my sleeping quarters for two weeks on a WWOOF-ing stay in Perth, Ontario, I began to feel a wee bit worried. Combine the fact that there was no…

I’m Coming Home To Liverpool

After more than four months of solo travel in Canada, I have decided to come home a month earlier than planned. Why? Well, to be completely honest, my money has run out and I do not want to return with…