Travel Writing

Lessons from Guyana: How to properly prepare a pineapple

Living in Guyana taught me many things. It taught me how to hail minibuses and jam inside them when they already looked too full; how to drive motorcycles; how to kill venomous spiders. But most importantly: it taught me how to properly prepare a pineapple. Guyana is a tropical country and almost any fruit imaginable grows there. That is ifContinue Reading “Lessons from Guyana: How to properly prepare a pineapple”

First Time

First-Time London: Top 5 Free Must-See Attractions

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I’ve spent a fair amount of time in London (for a travelling Canadian): I’ve visited the city four times on vacation, and lived there from October to December 2010 and then again from June 2011 to July 2012. I’ll be heading back there again in September for at leastContinue Reading “First-Time London: Top 5 Free Must-See Attractions”

Travel Writing

Learning to be a Travel Writer – Finding your travel passions

I’ve started a new challenge to improve my travel writing. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to complete the exercises found in Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing live on this blog. Have feedback for me? Share it in the comments below. Exercise Instructions What are your travel passions? What are the things you seekContinue Reading “Learning to be a Travel Writer – Finding your travel passions”

Travel Writing

Learning to be a travel writer

Since I wrote my first post a couple of weeks ago, I’ve spent a lot of time reading other people’s travel blogs to get their tips on starting a blog and making it successful. A few days ago, I found this post by Thrifty Nomads, which included their recommendations of travel writing books. I decided to follow their advice and checkedContinue Reading “Learning to be a travel writer”


My First Post

I’m writing this post jet-legged. I just returned from a two-week trip to South Korea eight hours ago and I should be asleep. Unfortunately, my brain thinks I’m in a time-zone 13 hours ahead. So naturally, my solution for insomnia is to start a new venture.