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VIPKid Review – The Honest Truth

I have been teaching online with VIPKid since November 2016. Having taught ESL in Korea for a couple of years, the idea of teaching ESL online to young Chinese students didn’t seem too far off. Now that I'm nearing my end of my first contract, here's the honest truth - a VIPkid Review. What is [...]

By | 2017-04-12T15:14:15+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Reviews, Teaching, Work Remotely|Comments Off on VIPKid Review – The Honest Truth

Backpack Review: Osprey Farpoint 55

The Backpack : Far Point 55 My Osprey backpack goes just about everywhere with me. Ever since I got it in 2014, it has travelled with me to Korea, South East Asia, and most recently to Europe. At only 55 liters it is on the smaller end of long-term backpacking packs - [...]

By | 2017-04-01T15:00:19+00:00 March 25th, 2017|budget, Gear, Reviews|Comments Off on Backpack Review: Osprey Farpoint 55

Visiting Ireland in the Winter

I'm sure it's the Canadian in me, but I consider winter to be from about November until mid-March. Despite March being spring for some people, as far as I'm concerned, if there's a chance of snow, it's winter. I've been in Ireland on and off from December through March. Here's some of my highlights from [...]

By | 2017-03-23T15:49:08+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Europe, Ireland, Travel|2 Comments

Ride Share your way through Europe – A Blablacar Review

Blablacar: The Site Blablacar is a rideshare website, or "carpooling community" as they call it. The interface is surprisingly simple; put in where you're leaving from and where you want to go and if there are people offering rides, they'll show up. There is one downside to this system though, you can't put in general [...]

By | 2017-04-20T20:45:08+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Europe, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Ride Share your way through Europe – A Blablacar Review

A remote worker’s ‘workcation’ in Barcelona

As a remote worker, people may think you’re always on vacation. Because you don’t have to physically go in to work each day, you obviously don’t have a real job or are working at all! Even as a digital nomad, you’re not constantly on the go. It’s unsustainable and exhausting. More likely you stay in [...]

By | 2017-02-28T14:58:55+00:00 February 28th, 2017|budget, Spain, Travel, Work Remotely|Comments Off on A remote worker’s ‘workcation’ in Barcelona

Free and cheap things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona is an amazing city; luckily you don't even need a lot of money to have a good time there! Here are some free and cheap things to do in Barcelona.   get outside Barcelona has some MASSIVE and beautiful parks. My favourite was the Parc de la Ciutadella. Centrally located, you'll [...]

By | 2017-02-27T22:35:42+00:00 February 27th, 2017|budget, Europe, Spain, Travel|Comments Off on Free and cheap things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona – a Gaudi Masterpiece

Barcelona is by far the most beautiful city I've ever been to. I could wander around for ages and still find something beautiful to look at. A relaxing park, an interesting building, a museum. Much of the beautiful architecture and interesting buildings can be attributed to artist Antoni Gaudi. His magnum opus, or masterpiece, [...]

By | 2017-02-27T00:34:59+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Europe, Spain, Travel|Comments Off on Barcelona – a Gaudi Masterpiece

Tasting Catalunya Wine

When I'm travelling, particularly alone, I like to try to get out and meet new people. Finding events on Facebook or Meetup is perfect for this. This week, while in Barcelona, I attended a meetup hosted by a sommelier from England to taste my way through Catalunya wines. What/Where is Catalunya? Catalunya or Catalonia is an [...]

By | 2017-03-05T16:27:48+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Europe, Spain, Travel|Comments Off on Tasting Catalunya Wine

Visiting Carcassonne

About the City of Carcassone Located in the Languedoc area of Southern France, the city of Carcassonne is far more than just the board game I know and love. The city is famous for the medieval citadel "La Cite" - a UNESCO world heritage site. This citadel (aka giant ass castle/fortified city) is France's second most [...]

By | 2017-03-05T17:19:32+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Europe, France, Travel, Update|Comments Off on Visiting Carcassonne
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