Posts from the ‘Travel’ category

Walking the Saints Way in Cornwall

The Saints Way is a 41 km trail that stretches across Cornwall’s peninsula, crossing pastures and following ancient lane ways in the footprints of Celtic saints.

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How to cycle the Canal du Midi

This 220 km canal in the south of France offers a gentle trip through the countryside, full of boozy lunches and quaint medieval towns.

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When is the best time to buy a plane ticket?

Back in February, I read this ‘ask me anything’ on Reddit. Reddit users group-interviewed a former airline pricing analyst, asking questions about fares, overselling and luggage.…

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Roaming still sucks

It’s 2012. You would think that by now, we’d have worked out effective solutions so that we could use our phones in more than one country.…

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Coming home

It was not until I stood waist-deep in Desolation Sound that I truly felt like I was home. The Milky Way stretched across the star-filled sky…

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Cycling the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Carcassonne

Last Friday, myself, Julie and two friends set off for a 106 km bike trip along the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Carcassonne. Although the…

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Julie’s Black Tongue at Raincity Chronicles

Last night I told a story at Raincity Chronicles, Vancouver’s answer to The Moth. I was last on the docket, and humbled by the great storytellers…

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Trouser trouble at gate E34

The ripping sound was barely audible, like a whisper in my ear. It’s as if my pants were saying, “I’m going to seriously complicate your afternoon.”…

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