WHO AM I   

I'm not at my best unless I'm in the process of planning or taking a trip.

I love exploring new places and having ridiculous and crazy experiences.

I am a super klutz and a cohesive mess!  I don't think I've ever come back from a trip without at least a few bruises!  All part of the fun though, a vacation without a couple minor mishaps would be a boring one indeed ;-)

 

I love traveling, I always have something in the works or I tend to go stir crazy.  My goal here is to provide travel advice and recommendations for the novice traveler and tips and tricks that even a highly experienced traveler can use ;-)

 

Plus packing tips, my favourite lightweight travel gear, advice on budget traveling, and information on volunteering overseas.  

I am obsessed with lightweight and carryon travel.  I have only checked a bag once of my own accord in the last 10 years (and that was partly because I wanted to bring crampons with me - basically ice pick shoe covers - and you can't put those in your carryon bag).  I will be sharing advice on how to keep your bag weight down and for minimalist packing, including how to travel for three weeks (or more) with only a backpack.  Plus tidbits of information and things to do from places I have been.      

World's Largest Wine Barrel, Heidelberg, Germany

Photo credit: Elijah Martinez

Countries I have visited:

(Canada), United States, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Germany, The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico, Belize, Turkey, United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Netherlands, Thailand, Japan, France, Kenya, Tanzania, Croatia, Hungary, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal

Next on my bucket list:

Argentina, Cambodia, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, Vietnam, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Morocco

My list is never ending and ever changing ;-)