Explore the World

This blog is for everyone who loves  a healthy, travel lifestyle

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 […]

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 […]

Portugal 2018

This year on my way back to Asia from Canada,  I decided to take the scenic route and stopover in Europe.  It felt like it has been ages since I explored a new country, so this was a great opportunity. There are many countries to choose from and though I knew little about it, I […]

Making the Most of a 24 Hour Layover in Tokyo

My most recent travel adventure  was one fine day in  Tokyo.  Japan has been high on my wish list for some time now.  Why only one day? Well, one efficiency I have learned in my long term travels is that when I am booking my annual Canada visit,  I keep my eyes peeled for any interesting […]

The Lost Chronicles

Traveling and living in foreign lands is a great life and I love it . Sometimes however things go amiss, for me especially on travel  days. Hey, it can’t be rainbows and unicorns all of the time, otherwise we don’t fully appreciate the good times. Passport I found myself with a few minutes to spare […]

Top Tips For Using ATMs in Southeast Asia

Update 2020 I learned another valuable ATM lesson I feel compelled to share.  After the Bali incident in the update below, I was down to one and only one bank card which was really my lifeline. Unfortunately it really started acting up, not working at all for a week or more. I called my bank […]

Nomad Top 20 Travel Items

    Keen sandals     Tilley hat     Toshiba Netbook NB200     Blanket     Northface tshirt and pants     Klean Kanteen     Grapfruit seed extract     Captains of Crush Gripper     Clothesline     Swisstool     Fisher Space Pen     Tatonka backpack     Tatonka flight case     Eaglecreek packing cube     Indian hilltribe bag I have been […]