Where I’ve Been and What Really Happened During Our Housesit

I’ve wanted to write this story for three months now. It’s the reason I haven’t written anything on this blog since November. It blurred my thoughts and drained my creativity, so I waited – unable, or perhaps just unwilling, to write about anything else in the meantime. The story finally has a conclusion, which means […]

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How to Freelance Online and Work Anywhere in the World

Transitioning to full-time freelancing has easily been the most challenging thing I’ve done since I first worked up the courage to leave Canada and travel long-term. Last week marked my one-year anniversary as a freelance writer. I was still teaching in Japan when I decided to start aggressively and consistently seeking out freelance projects. Teaching […]

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Sheikh Zayed Mosque Abu Dhabi

Sunday Snapshot: Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from Andrea Affinati, a 23-year-old Italian girl living in Milan. She blogs at Green and Turquoise, mostly writing about places, people, culture and beauty around the world. Her main goal is to inspire people, push them to break free from their comfort zones, and experience some of the many wonders the world has to offer! […]

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Why You Need to Travel Solo (Even Though You Might Not Have To)

I don’t get to write about solo female travel very often. It isn’t really my niche. If you read my blog regularly or even skim my About page, you know that I travel with my partner, Brent, about 95% of the time. When I do travel alone, I find myself approaching each new solo trip […]

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6 Months of Freelancing: How It’s Going Now

A few days ago, Brent and I handed over the keys to our apartment in Chiang Mai and said farewell to Asia permanently after more than 2.5 years.  That means it has been almost 5 months since I wrote this post filling you in on our first month as full-time freelancers. I think it’s about […]

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Sunday Snapshot: Puffins on the Isle of Mull

Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from Rebecca Pattee, a 30-something who lives in Seattle and blogs at awayfromtheoffice.com,  which is aimed at inspiring office workers to explore the world. “I booked a tour of the Treshnish Isles, departing from Fionnphort on the Isle of Mull. Our first stop of the day was Lunga, home to thousands of puffins […]

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Why Did No One Tell Me About Melaka?

As I sat writing this post, I mulled over a series of grabbing titles: “The Best Destination in SE Asia You’ve Never Heard of”, or “Melaka: Malaysia’s Hidden Gem”.  In the end, I couldn’t use any of them because the truth is that Melaka (sometimes spelled Malacca) isn’t actually some exciting, off-the-beaten path destination that […]

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Dopiansa Temple (도피안사) Cheorwon, South Korea

Sunday Snapshot: Dopiansa Temple

Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from former librarian and current wanderer Claire Eichman, who packed up her life in early 2014 and set off to work and travel the world. She has spent time in Thailand, Australia, Mexico, China and Europe, and is currently teaching in rural Korea. She documents her experiences on her blog, Vegetating […]

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