10 Awesome Life Lessons from 2 Years of Full-Time Travel

After 795 days of full-time travel, it stands to reason we’ve grown and changed as people, learned a life lesson (or ten), and honed some skills as travellers and human beings. As American historian Miriam Beard said, “travel is more than the seeing of...

Trying to Tell our Story

Have you ever experienced that thing where you’re sitting around with other travellers, and everyone starts telling their crazy travel stories? That’s our life right now. We’re lucky to have a tonne of old and new friends in Oaxaca, all people...

Turns Out I’m Easily Distracted…

On Monday, I woke up early and was like, “yep, I got this.” I had my first call with my new (and first ever) mastermind group, coming away from the call with some good ideas and renewed focus. I then stood at my computer from about 8am until 2pm, and sent...

Voluntary Homelessness…Again

Just like that, we’re leaving Oaxaca. In about a month, we’re heading south to the Yucatan, renting a beach house for a friend’s milestone birthday, and stuffing our faces with tacos and good company for an entire week. And then…and...

This One Thing Made A Huge Difference To Our Business

You know that romantic dream of travel, where you plan a leisurely trip to Paris just to paint the Eiffel Tower? Or you go to Italy to sit peacefully on the Cinque Terre, spending the day sketching scenes with watercolour pencil crayons? Well, I had that fantasy....

This Is What Our Life Looks Like: Oaxaca, Mexico

Sometimes, I forget that our life is interesting. Don’t get me wrong, whenever we get somewhere new, I get really excited. To me, that newness is interesting. But newness wears off, and once we settle into our day-to-day life, and we get used to the nuances and...

Introducing our Adult Coloring Book for Travelers

Let me set the scene… It’s Friday night, and I’m at my mom’s house in Vancouver with a glass of Malbec and a set of tools that, until recently, I’d abandoned to the corners of my mom’s robust art cupboard: Prismacolor Art Pencils...

Things to Love About Living in Oaxaca

You know how when you arrive somewhere new, and your senses are heightened, and you notice every little thing that you would never notice at home, like the layers of smells and sounds, and the way things look and feel? I LOVE that part of travel. I have what...

Where (Not) To Buy A Mosquito Net Oaxaca Edition

When I walked into the kitchen, Geoff was in full-on get shit done mode. “I figured out what it’s called. I might have even found a company here in Oaxaca that has them, but I’m not sure.” He was talking about mosquito nets, and Geoff —...

Welcome to Oaxaca

“How far away do you think that is?” I ask Geoff. We’re standing in the front garden of the Church of Santo Domingo, in Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico, and Geoff is refusing to give me a straight answer. “Yeah…that’s definitely...

The Unexpectedly Awesome Gnomes of Wrocław Poland

It came to us, like so many ideas in our lives, in a café. It was late autumn, still nice enough when the sun was shining, but with a threatening chill preparing to dampen our spirits with a drab, central European winter. Our friend Karsten, whom we’d met the...
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