Thoughts on the road and other things

Airplanes in the Night

This is the story of how I met a stranger an ocean and a continent from home only to find out that we’ve been unknowingly crossing paths for years. I am Canadian/American/Taiwanese. He is Dutch/German/Spanish. Our lives have taken us through many countries, continents, and decades before finally converging one cold and sunny day in London on the […]

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And So She Joins The Vancouver Exodus

You may remember my article about the Vancouver Exodus. Yes, THAT article. Why I Am Ready To Join The Vancouver Exodus, better known by the version republished by Vancity Buzz, The Great Vancouver Exodus, Why I’m almost ready to leave the city. I wrote that article shortly after a 6-month solo trip across Europe, which culminated in my […]

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A Lifetime of Suitcases and Cardboard Boxes

“I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I’m not quite sure where that is just yet. But I know what it’s like…It’s like Tiffany’s. […] It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to […]

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Why I Am Ready To Join The Vancouver Exodus

Or, Why I Am On The Brink of Becoming An Expat It was one of those Sundays in early January when you wake up to bright, stark sunlight streaming through your blinds. My fellow Vancouverites might know the one. It’s been grey and dreary for months. You open your curtains to a brave new world and see, […]

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Travel Aftermaths: You Can Never Really Go Home Again

There’s a part of traveling that people don’t talk about: perhaps the hardest part. Yes, we live in a global society where words like “travel” and “wanderlust” and sayings like “not all those who wander are lost” are thrown about so much they have become cringe-worthy clichés. Books like Eat, Pray, Love glamorize the idea of […]

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Timeline of My 2015 Travels

We’ve been searching for so long To find the place where we could belong We always dreamed of better things to come And turned our faces towards the sun We follow the light that we see in the dark And keep on going till it catches spark I believe there’s a change to come We’ll […]

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A 200 Square Foot Cabin Called Home

I met my friend on a hot day outside of a train station an hour west of Rome. He is a First Officer for Royal Caribbean and one of the perks of being friends with sailors is that they will take you cruising with them for essentially free (although you may end up in their cabin if […]

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Last Thoughts At The Airport Before Leaving On A Jet Plane

Rather a Boeing 777…and not knowing when I’ll be back again. So I’m really leaving. After years of itching to travel again and months of anticipation starting when I bought tickets to Tomorrowland in February, I’m finally here. At the airport. Waiting for my flight to Europe. I’m ecstatic, terrified, and sad at the same […]

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