A Short But Sweet Tour of Central Europe in Croatia, Slovenia and Hungary

After a long travel drought due to C19 restrictions, this late-autumn tour of Central Europe got my travel back on in fine style.  It’s always fun to explore new places in the big world and I had never been to Croatia or Slovenia.  I have been to Hungary before but always great to reconnect with […]

Flying Business Class From Canada to Thailand, Almost Free!

I  finally made it back to Asia for more adventures and I wanted to let you know how I got here, via my first major Business class booking. Best of all, I  made the booking on airline points, so almost free! I will get into the cost a little later but first I want to […]

Travel in the Time of Covid

This is my first blog in ages as I mainly write about my travels and sadly there has been very little lately. I will bring you up to date on my lockdown time, travel back to Canada including quarantine, and the prospects of taking my show on the road again. Malaysia During Lockdown I was […]

Koay Teow Th’ng, a noodle soup favourite in Penang

I am not much of breakfast guy, usually not hungry in the morning, however one breakfast I do crave in Penang, Malaysia is the koay teow th’ng soup. It is a fairly simple, mild dish with my favourite including   fish balls, slices of fish cake, small strips of chicken, crispy pork cracklings, koay teow noodles […]

Southern Laos Part 2 – The Bolaven Plateau

Following our Champasak adventures, we met friends in Pakse  and headed on up to the Bolaven Plateau. We passed Paksong town on the way to our destination, Montra Flower garden. It  is a flower/fruit/vegetable farm that has several bungalows for tourists to stay.  It was already dark out when we arrived and the  first thing […]

Southern Laos Part 1 – Around Champasak

I  have been traveling to Laos often over the past decade and have longed to visit the South for it’s many attractions such as the UNESCO heritage site Wat Phou, the Bolaven Plateau with it’s abundance of stunning waterfalls and superb coffee plantations and the 4000 Islands area of the Mekong River.  I finally made […]

Budapest 2019

A thermal bath I can call my own This was my second time to Budapest, what a stunner! I came in the early 2000’s and it has progressed a lot since then.  I found the people are more upbeat and energetic this time around.  The cityscape  was also more vibrant and beautiful, it seems to […]

Brad’s Budget Airline Blitz of Europe via Scoot, Wizz and Ryanair

I have been traveling for a fair few years now and have scored some amazing deals along the way but it is going to be tough to top my budget airline blitz of Europe in the spring of 2019.  Arriving from Asia, it covered 5 countries, about 12,000 kms, with 5 flights on 3 different […]

Italy’s well-kept secret: Adventures in Franciacorta wine district (Car-free)

Here are highlights of my trip to the Franciacorta wine region this spring.  This is certainly a lesser-known wine region of Italy.  After taking in the gorgeous scenery and delectable wine I could understand why the Italians would want to keep this area a secret.  The Franciacorta wine process is identical to the champagne process […]

Siam Road Char Koay Teow is in a New Cafe

 I have spent a lot of time on the balmy island of Penang, Malaysia and some say it is the street food capital of the world, lucky me!  Needless to say there is plenty of good eats on streets with a wide array of flavours including Chinese, Indian, Malay, Western and more. There are many […]