Exploring New York

No matter where I travel in the world, people light up when I tell them I live here. “Ohhh New York,” they say. “I would love to go there. It’s my dream.” With its iconic skyline, towering skyscrapers, crowded streets lined with ethnic cuisine, theater, parks, and the fact it’s...

A Journey Through Madagascar

Two years ago, I wrote about how privileged and lucky we are to be able to travel the world. No matter our circumstances, we are doing something most of the world will never get a chance to do. Most people never leave their own country, let alone their continent. Even if we’re...

Podcast #2 – Paris Trip

It's all about destinations, which makes it pretty handy for those suffering from the travel version of Kid-in-a-Candy-Store Syndrome. Chris started the show in 2005 and he’s racked up an amazing database of 300 episodes – each full of useful info on a particular spot. and their show features heaps...

How to Visit Québec City on a Budget

I’ve visited Canada many times but have always missed is Québec City. I’ve only heard great things from everyone who has ever been there. Luckily, my friend Pamela is an expert on the city. She runs walking tours there and even recently published a guidebook to the city. Given that fall is supposed...

Podcast #1 – Family Travel

This one’s produced by Nat Geo Traveller, so you know it’s going to be top notch. Walks of a Lifetime covers everything from the world’s best treks to city walking guides. Let the sultry tones of Rudy Maxa be your two-footed walking companion. A tasty mix of health tips and travel advice for...

My Favorite Places In New Zealand

Traveling around New Zealand, I’ve made it a goal to stay at a variety of different hostels. I didn’t want to just stay at the chains like Base or Nomads. I wanted to see small operations besides just big chains. I quickly found out, though, that most of New Zealand is dominated...