I don’t know about you, but I get almost as much feel good mileage from travel planning as from the trip itself. A study from the Netherlands found that vacationers were generally happier than non-vacationers – not necessarily after a holiday, but before the holiday, while planning and anticipating their vacation.So here’s some travel inspiration for 2016 so you can take advantage of this pre-trip happiness.
I confess I’ve developed an addiction to Korean Drama. For a long time I have enjoyed movies produced or set in foreign countries. I suppose it gives me a bit of a travel fix while I’m at home. So when my daughter moved to Seoul, she suggested I watch a Korean drama to see a bit of […]
I just finished reading “Wild”, Cheryl Strayed’s autobiographical account of her 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. I can imagine myself on an epic hike such as this…or maybe following in the footsteps of pilgrims on the 500-mile Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) from St. Jean-Pied-du-Port, France to Santiago, Spain… Okay, okay, I […]
“Who will look after my dog?” is a common dilemma when going on vacation. Our solution was to bring our Yorkshire Terrier, Winston, along with us for a six week trip to Spain. Winston has travelled with us on several road trips in western Canada and the US, but we have never taken a pet on a transAtlantic flight. If we were taking a […]
Rocky Braat is a young American man who found his calling while traveling through India, after helping out at an orphanage for children with HIV. After spending a few days with them, he found that he couldn’t leave them and so he returned to America, sold everything he owned and went back to help care of the children […]
An interview with Nancy of WalkSit.com. Nancy felt pretty unfit, and wondered if she could I actually walk nearly one thousand kilometres at the age of 56. Her Camino de Santiago dream began 40 years ago, but like many of us, life got in the way. She recently decided to wait no longer, bought her ticket to […]