I am not a travel blogger.
New to CBT? Or a seasoned reader looking for a favourite article? Try these:
14 Travel Highlights From 2014 – Catch up quickly on the outstanding moments from this past year, and you’ll know what to expect from my writing in the foreseeable future. I spent a lot of time in India last year, so there will be no shortage of stories from the subcontinent.
Reflecting on a Few Things: Optometry School is Like… – I’m currently a 2nd year optometry student. I’m passionate about global health and will one day travel all over the world bringing vision and ocular health services to those in need. Sometimes, though, the road is tough.
How to Not Get Robbed Out There – The best advice I could ever give someone who is nervous about getting robbed while traveling.
The Luckiest Girl – Friends are really important to me. My closest friends live far, far away, however. We all know what that means!
Lend Me Your Ears – Sometimes I love to share the feelings. This one is about taking a year off from school.
Step Onto the Hug Rug – I’ve got a guy, and he’s pretty special. As a traveler (and a student living away from home), we spend a lot of time apart. After making an epic round-the-world journey in 2013, we had an equally epic reunion at the airport. See if you can spot us in the video.
Penises! – Because did you know there was a penis museum?
Escape From a Gulag! – Every now and then, I get into a sticky situation. This particular time just happened to be in Siberia, in the middle of nowhere. Eep!
How to Shop for a Lopapeysa – Going to Iceland? Read this!
I Learned My Lesson: Camping Still Sucks (One) – Sorry not sorry. I hate camping.
Winter Survival Guide – I always tell people they need to experience a Winnipeg winter. There’s nothing like this ball-grabbing, apocalyptic, survival-level freeze that falls over the city. First, come in the summer and fall in love, then come back in the winter to see what you’re made of. This is how to survive (and actually like it!).
A Very Special Sneak Peek – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg is now open, but back in December of 2012, I was privy to a pre-opening guided tour. I’m proud to be from Winnipeg and to have seen the museum in its early days.
Recurring Dreams – I visited the World Trade Centre in New York City on September 1, 2001.
Fuck You, Cancer – Because this shit’s everywhere, and isn’t this what we’d like to say? In 2012, both of my parents were diagnosed with cancer. One day, I will be able to write about that and share the experience. I hope to help at least one other person who is going through that.
Swimming in Baikal – For some lighter fare, there was that time I dipped my bits in the frigid waters of Lake Baikal. Twice.
Also: I love to eat and write about it, even when the grub isn’t great (sorry not sorry Russia and Mongolia).
And: I love to take photos of people when I travel. Portraits are a wonderful way to remember a place.
So let’s be friends…
I want the world to be a kinder, smaller, gentler place. So please say hello. I’d love to be friends.