Why This Traveler Will Never Get an eReader

I will never get an e-reader.   No Kindle, Kobo, or Nook shall ever touch these palms. The weight of real books is not too much for me to bear. I will throw out shoes or souvenirs before I dare dream of ditching an unread book. I will zip up my backpack, so full of… Continue reading Why This Traveler Will Never Get an eReader


The Nation of Nowhere

There are people everywhere who form a Fourth World, or a diaspora of their own. They are the lordly ones! They come in all colours. They can be Christians or Hindus or Muslims or Jews or pagans or atheists. They can be young or old, men or women, soldiers or pacifists, rich or poor. They… Continue reading The Nation of Nowhere

Travel, Travelback Tuesday

Four Thousand Islands, Laos (SPIDER ATTACK!)

In 2008 I spend three months backpacking around Southeast Asia. This is one of my stories.  Keli and I took turns riding the broken bike the whole winding road back. We’d spent our second day cycling around the island of Don Khong and across to a neighbouring island to see the Khone Phapheng Falls, the… Continue reading Four Thousand Islands, Laos (SPIDER ATTACK!)

France, Solo travel, Travel, Travelback Tuesday

Memories of Paris

I've been to Paris twice. The first in September of 2007 and the second in November of 2007. It was on the same backpacking trip and the only destination I circled through twice. When I first arrived in Paris, in September, from Vancouver, my heart and my head were full of expectations. So full that… Continue reading Memories of Paris


Nassau, Bahamas (Part 2)

Let's get to the most important part right away: Sky Juice. Seriously. So good. So after I'd walked up the Queen's Staircase, I headed over to Fort Fincastle. It overlooks the eastern approach to New Providence, Nassau, and Paradise Island (not to mention the infamous Atlantis). After that, I had a few places in mind but… Continue reading Nassau, Bahamas (Part 2)


Nassau, Bahamas (Part 1)

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to be a member of the crew on the second season of The Bachelor Canada -- which, in the fourth episode, took us to Nassau, Bahamas. I’ve never had any immediate desire to travel to the Caribbean. Don’t get me wrong, when I found out we were going… Continue reading Nassau, Bahamas (Part 1)

Of the week

Of the Week

Links, stories, entertainment, and other various things I enjoyed this week: The full Hollywood Reporter "Drama Queens" roundtable has been released. And if you, like me, are a TV/acting nerd, you'll really enjoy it. Could Vancouver host the 2022 Winter Olympics? Probably not. But this likely isn't the last we're going to hear on the… Continue reading Of the Week

Los Angeles, Travel

Writing days & movie nights

While it may appear that all I've been doing in Los Angeles is playing, I did in fact come here to get some work done. Some network! Get it? Work... network! #sorrynotsorry Anyway, I've had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people here and will soon be compiling all the advice they have given me into… Continue reading Writing days & movie nights

Of the week

Of Last Week

National flags made of their country's traditional food. Exactly what it sounds like. And super cute. (Online) dating in "No Fun City*" aka Vancouver.  A few well written stories. All the places Canadians can get holiday/work visas. Whaaat? We have so many options! Anna Kendrick is the bestest; and the writer of this ad deserves an… Continue reading Of Last Week