Bearing Down on Bali: First Impressions of an Island Paradise

After Elizabeth Gilbert published her best-selling novel Eat, Pray, Love, Bali’s tourism numbers shot up as vast numbers of eager readers made the pilgrimage to find their new spiritual self. But is Bali really the mystical realm made out in the books and films?

There and Back Again: Confessions of an Ex-Expat

Between 2010 and 2014 I left Canada to live and work in Seoul, South Korea. I returned to Canada in 2014 after three months of touring Southeast Asia. Here’s why I’m going back to this part of the world that I can’t get out of my head.

Photography: A Peek into Paradise

A peek out of the Población (town proper) in El Nido, Palawan, in the Philippines. El Nido is considered to have some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the Philippines. The town was originally called Bacuit, but was changed in 1954 to El Nido, with nido meaning “bird’s nest” in Spanish. El Nido is where much […]

Settling Dust in the Sunset: First Impressions of Phnom Penh

Cambodia. A country that’s difficult to talk about without mentioning either the ongoing state of poverty in which so many of its citizens live, or without mentioning the horrors of the genocide of the Khmer Rouge only a few decades past. It would be a shame to reduce such a beautiful country to its darkest […]