Monday, September 05, 2016
For many students, spending a semester overseas may be their first solo cross-cultural experience. It can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming—particularly at a time when newspapers are wrought with reports of natural disasters, political instability and crime abroad.
Studying abroad should be about transformation, not trepidation, which is why we spoke with the experts to find out how to make sure you have a safe time abroad.
Read more on Verge Magazine »
Monday, August 01, 2016
|Photo: Canice Leung|
It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost exactly a year since I moved to Australia.
As I write this, I’m on a train chugging through the Welsh countryside, the passing rivers and farmhouses a blur against a bright green backdrop. (On one of our daily hikes, Canice used the word “bucolic” to describe the scenery—placid valleys filled with sheep, the iconic stone fences running parallel to the sea—and I’ve been rolling it around in my mouth every since. After two weeks of standing out in a sea of arthritic tourists, I’m left sincerely wondering why Wales isn’t more popular with my demographic. Sure, it’s no Ibiza—but it’s breathtaking, and really, what more do you need?) Today, I’m headed to Heathrow to start the epic journey home after nearly two months abroad.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Regardless of whether you’re studying, volunteering, working, or even just vacationing abroad, here are nine ethical travel practices that you should adopt this year. Read more on Verge Magazine »
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
When I arrived in Australia in August, the first order of business was finding a place to live. At the time, Jules was renting a small three-bedroom house with two roommates in Newtown. Wooed by the prospect of cheap rent and a great location, we briefly considered staying in his place—but within days it became clear that we were living on top of one of another. There was no question; we needed more space.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Last December, Jules and I made an epic 500-kilometre "pushbike" journey across Tasmania. Although it was one of the most incredible trips that I've ever made, I never quite found the time to write about it here.
That's why I was thrilled when AWAY Magazine (a travel publication that's distributed at Toronto Pearson Airport) asked me to write about the adventure for their latest issue. Unfortunately, 1000 words wasn't quite enough room to write about all the disasters (broken chains, scorpion stings and other standard cycling fare), but you can read about the other highlights here.