Travel Talk

24-Hour Layover: Panama City

24-Hour Layover: Panama City

Here’s what I have to share from my long layover in Panama City, where the historic old town collides with a canal-inspired commercial metropolis.


Booked: Adventures in East Asia

Booked: Adventures in East Asia

I’m in Asia for a while longer, so I’ve arranged a side-trip around the region to explore new places and rediscover old favourites.


Rio de Janeiro, the Marvellous City

Rio de Janeiro, the Marvellous City

Watch my new video capturing the best parts of my recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, one of my favourite cities in the world.


Reflections from the Trans-Siberian Railway

Reflections from the Trans-Siberian Railway

In this post, I share my immediate reflections from my 12-day journey from Moscow to Beijing along the Trans-Siberian Railway.


Impressions from Russia 2018

Impressions from Russia 2018

I share the initial impressions from my three-week trip across Russia, which included a gruelling 12-day journey along the Trans-Siberian Railway.


The Majestic Iguazu Falls

The Majestic Iguazu Falls

Read about my visit to the world-famous Iguazu Falls, where I enjoyed the captivating views from the national parks in both Brazil and Argentina.


Why You Should Always Email Your Hotel in Advance

Why You Should Always Email Your Hotel in Advance

Emailing the hotel in advance of your stay can help elevate your experience from good to amazing, as I discovered to great effect at my stay at the St. Regis Moscow.


Booked: To Russia, With Love

Booked: To Russia, With Love

Russia 2018 is here. With the FIFA World Cup, the Trans-Siberian Railway, and another First Class adventure on the agenda, this is as close to a “once-in-a-lifetime” trip as it gets.


A Chill Time in Uruguay

A Chill Time in Uruguay

Known for the laid-back and friendly attitude of its people, Uruguay might just surprise you as a worthy tourist destination as well.


KnowRoaming: Your Global Roaming Solution

KnowRoaming: Your Global Roaming Solution

Looking for a cheap, convenient way to stay connected while travelling? Try KnowRoaming, which lets you roam affordably with full data connectivity in over 80 countries.


The Bustling Barrios of Buenos Aires

The Bustling Barrios of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the perennial “city of neighbourhoods”. Part memoir, part city guide, this article brings you along my footsteps through the capital of Argentina.


Applying for a Brazil e-Visa

Applying for a Brazil e-Visa

Brazil recently introduced a new e-Visa system for Canadian travellers, and in this post I share my experience navigating the application process.


I'm Taking the Trans-Siberian Railway!

I'm Taking the Trans-Siberian Railway!

I will be making the journey from Moscow to Beijing along the Trans-Siberian Railway this summer, and in this post I share with you some of the early details.


Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel, Costa Rica

Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel, Costa Rica

Jessica shares her magical experience at Essence Arenal in Costa Rica, from sleeping in immersive bamboo tents to learning to make chocolate with the hostel owner.


WestJet Unveils New Boeing 787 Dreamliners

WestJet Unveils New Boeing 787 Dreamliners

WestJet is stepping up to the world stage with its new Boeing 787s, which will feature a beautiful business class cabin with reverse herringbone seats.


Booked: A Latin American Expedition

Booked: A Latin American Expedition

I’ll be heading to South America soon, with an eclectic mix of Star Alliance airlines bringing me to some of the continent’s most outstanding destinations.


My Language Learning Journey

My Language Learning Journey

Discovering the world through its languages is one of my greatest passions. In this post I share with you my journey to multilingualism.


Should I Take the Trans-Siberian Railway?

Should I Take the Trans-Siberian Railway?

I've been plotting a way to get to Beijing after visiting Russia for the World Cup, and the idea of taking the Trans-Siberian Railway has captured my fascination.


Exploring Hanoi's Old Quarter

Exploring Hanoi's Old Quarter

We strolled through Hanoi's Old Quarter for the better part of a day, absorbing the variety of cultural influences at play in this part of the Vietnamese capital.


Trapped in Boston: An Air Canada Misadventure

Trapped in Boston: An Air Canada Misadventure

Last Monday, I found myself stuck in Boston as Air Canada's operations went into meltdown. Here's the full story.