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July 21, 2019

Eliminating, substituting, and/or reducing the waste from our around-the-world gallivanting

Once upon a time, someone once asked me: “If you had to choose between Prince Charming and travel, which would you go for?”, and a much younger me had answered without a shadow...

January 19, 2019

Life lessons from throwing myself down snowy mountains while strapped to a piece of board.

Snowboarding, like skiing, looks really cool, but is not all fun and games. 

It can be expensive to access, requiring a trip to the mountains, and may even necessitate flying to fa...

January 13, 2018

In case it's one of your 2018 resolutions - just saying.

Many people think of Antarctica as this far away, impossible-to-reach place, accessible only virtually via repeat viewings of Happy Feet and Happy Feet 2, but that's not true. 

Trust me, if I can get myse...

December 31, 2017

When you're on a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and it's so amazing that you're plotting on how to make it a twice-in-a-lifetime trip. 

Photo Credit: Siegfried Bruck, our official photographer on the trip

This is a continuation of The Time I Puked My Way to Anta...

November 25, 2017

 I've been wanting to visit Antarctica since I was a child - I finally did. 

The Day I Almost Didn’t Get on the Ship

When you’ve paid a large chunk of your savings to go on the trip of a lifetime, you would probably be smart about it and not do anything stupid...

December 17, 2016

In October 2015, I was two weeks into my 2-month trip through South America. I had just emerged miraculously unscathed from the Amazon Jungle, and had taken a long bus trip to Cuenca, Ecuador for a bit of civilisation.

From this... 

... to this...

... and this.

Cuenca is a...

August 12, 2016

My work visa in Tanzania was about to expire, and I needed to do a quick trip out of the country in order to renew it. I couldn’t be gone for too long, so it made sense to go somewhere nearby, like to one of the neighbouring countries, like… Kenya. Plus, I had a friend...

July 20, 2016

In 2007, I was working in Nagasaki, Japan, during my college summer break. My team traveled around the prefecture, teaching English to adorable Japanese school children of various ages. In between, we got to enjoy breaks, and stay with host families so we can live like...

April 19, 2016

Reasons why climbing a mountain can be the best thing for you to do.

[If you haven't already, read Part 1first. This is a direct continuation of that article - enjoy!]

6. That feeling when you reach the top…

That being said, I don’t climb mountains just for its good looks...

April 17, 2016

Reasons why climbing a mountain can be the best thing for you to do.

I know, I know, mountain-climbing isn’t on everyone’s agenda. It certainly wasn’t on any of my to-do list or bucket list either. Being a dedicated couch potato who can barely run 2 kilometres without d...

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