Adventures, Canada, Jo, Outdoors

The time we went to the Devil’s Punchbowl

4 Apr , 2016  

Every step sucked at my feet, trying to swallow me.  A moist smacking sound followed each step. A wet squelch would come when I managed to pull my rubber boot free each time. It was me versus the mud and I was determined not to lose. E and I were on an outdoor mission after hibernating […]

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Lynn, Outdoors, Sri Lanka, Work

The Time I was Forced on a Guided Shopping Tour [Sri Lanka]

20 Mar , 2016   Gallery

I didn’t get to fly much as an adolescent. Between immigrating to Canada at 9 and up to my second year university at 19, I don’t recall getting on an airplane except once back to Taiwan when I was 12. Travelling at the time mostly involved driving to the  US and within Canada, so my understanding of the […]

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India, Lynn, Sri Lanka, Work

The First Time I Went to India for Work

7 Mar , 2016  

When I told people I was going to be going to India and Sri Lanka for work, I was uber excited but was mostly met with a mixture of surprise and concern by the people I told. Growing up, I went to school with a lot of people whose parents come from India and Sri Lanka, […]

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Adventures, Jo, Myanmar, Outdoors

The time we flew over Bagan in a hot air balloon

29 Jan , 2016  

It took me years to finally bite the bullet and dump $300 on what I thought would be a 5-minute skydive. Years later, I can still remember my heart pounding.  The thrill, the exhilaration, the force of the wind pushing my breath back into my throat. Skydiving was definitely more than a 5-minute experience. It was the […]

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Adventures, Asia, Destinations, Historical, Jo, Myanmar

5 Reasons to go to Myanmar Now

12 Jan , 2016  

Happy new year, guys! The last month has been full of travel craziness and holiday fun time.  Which always makes the first month or so back from the holidays suck.  Which means that now is the best time to figure out your travel plans for the year! When traveling to Southeast Asia, most people think […]

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Adventures, Africa, Jo, Morocco, Outdoors

The time we rode camels into the Sahara Desert

4 Dec , 2015  

A camel gets up butt-first.  That was one of my first lessons in camel-riding when I was pitched forward as it rose off it’s hind legs.  The only thing that stopped me from an embarrassing tumble headfirst was the camel unfolding its front legs to help me regain balance. Then we were off, walking into […]

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Adventures, Iceland, Jo, Outdoors

The time we chased the northern lights

28 Oct , 2015  

We hadn’t slept properly in more than 24 hours after catching a 1am flight to Iceland the night before.  I was exhausted. A bitterly cold wind swept through the area as we stood outside, huddled together, staring hopefully at the sky, using our collective mental powers to magically will streaks of aurora borealis into visual existence. […]

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China, Lynn, Urban, Xi'an

The Time We Took a Sleeper Train to Xi’an

17 Oct , 2015  

Honestly, I’m not entirely sure what gave me the idea of going to Xi’An. I knew that I wanted to take Waffles to Taiwan, and I knew that I wanted to go to a place I haven’t been before and Beijing turned out perfectly as a cheap stop-over – but I wasn’t sure if going […]

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Adventures, Canada, Jo, Roadtrip

The time travel meant more than going somewhere

14 Aug , 2015  

E was driving again.  I stared out the window as the scenery whizzed by and rain spattered the windows. So many abandoned houses begging to be explored. Random photo opportunities peppered the rolling hills. Dirt roads wound their way up hidden driveways, full of mystery and intrigue. But this wasn’t the trip for it. My mom […]

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Adventures, Guests, Iceland, Roadtrip

That Time I Took a Wrong Turn and Drove around a Glacier

4 Aug , 2015  

I’m terrible at reading maps. I’m in my 30s and still confuse my left with my right. Being directionally challenged is one of my charming little quirks (at least that’s what I like to tell myself) and it made navigating around the Golden Circle in Iceland more exhilarating than I could have ever imagined. M and I […]