Pub Street is an extremely popular area for tourists traveling through Siem Reap, filled with endless arrays of food options, bars, music, and massages. From stir frys served in pineapples, spring rolls, crickets, spiders, grasshoppers, silkworms, lok lak, catfish, pancakes, … Continue reading
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Life on the Water: A Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake
Floating, drifting, paddling; however you want to call it, the locals of Tonle Sap are literally living on the water. Though this unique body of water is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, the water levels change drastically in … Continue reading
Phnom Penh Photo Essay
9 Super Easy Tips to Save Money for Travel
One of the hardest parts about traveling is finding the money to do so. It’s a huge mountain to climb, but it really doesn’t have to be too difficult if you don’t let it. These super simple tips are the … Continue reading
The End of a Wonderful Year & Top Posts of 2013
I always have the tendency to look back into the past around New Years. Two years have passed since the events I wrote about in my Sea of Regrets post. As I read my words over for the first time … Continue reading
What It Means To Be A Canadian Traveler: An Interview with Whirlwind Travel
A big thank you to Michelle of Whirlwind Travel for interviewing me in her What It Means To Be A Canadian Traveler series! Michelle is a fellow Canadian passionate about travel like me and takes the time to get to … Continue reading
Alli then & Alli now
It’s been a while since I’ve had Pop-Tarts and Flinstone vitamins for breakfast. Eating breakfast with my sister and my dad was routine every morning. I would be excited to go to school, especially if it was Earth Day when … Continue reading
Here is my flagged globe – my muse. It’s on my fireplace mantle, with a little African village I put together scattered around it. I purchased little African people made from banana leaves from a Kenyan artist here in town … Continue reading
The Sea of Regrets
Normally I would say that no one needs a new year for new beginnings. However, this January in particular actually marks a very significant year that has passed. Looking back at where I was last year during this time compared … Continue reading
For those of you that know me, I am an aspiring writer who has an out-of-this-world love for travel, who can hardly bear the one year wait in between my travels. So, here is the book I want to write to help me travel more frequently while at the same time utilizing my other love of writing.
Title: Whisper Lust
Prologue: During down times at work, I map out and plan my travels for the next 6 years before and when I turn 30. I can hardly bear the thought of waiting a year in between my travels, I just want to pack my suitcase and take off . . . but I have no money.
Introduction: I save sort of enough money, quit my job, and buy a RTW plane ticket.
Climax: I travel to 25 countries in one year, and earn income along the way by submitting articles to travel magazines.
Conclusion: My travel bug is very satisfied from all the different cultures I have absorbed and all the wonderful and challenging experiences I have endured. Now, I am able to settle down a bit, get married, and start a family.
Epilogue: I am hired on by several reputable travel magazines that send me on numerous trips a year to write and record my valued thoughts and experiences.
The Un-Glorified Rewards of Travel
While we all daydream endlessly at work about our next journey, i.e. sampling French pastries in Paris, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, cuddling up cozy in a chalet within the Swiss Alps, we fail to remember the 5 special rewards that … Continue reading
Writing a Travel Journal You Will NOT Regret
After returning from my first solo international trip, I ended up ripping out the pages of my travel journal and throwing it down the garbage chute. I had the intent to sit back, relax, and flip through my Europe travel … Continue reading
Travel Excuses – Why People Don’t Travel & Why People Should
Here you have it: the top excuses I’ve heard for people not wanting to travel and what I have to say about them all. It costs too much Not as much as everyone thinks. I am nowhere close to feeling … Continue reading