Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life (and travel) leaves marks on you.
— Anthony Bourdain

Travel & Adventure

What You Need to Know About Thailand's Official Year of Mourning

On October 13, 2016, Thailand's beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away at the age of 88. The government immediately declared that the country would be in a year of mourning.

People & Culture

Why Learning (and Teaching) English as a Second Language Isn't as Easy as You Think

I didn’t understand how challenging learning English as a second language could be until I spent half of a class I was teaching explaining the multiple uses of a single word.

Art & Artists

When an Art Gallery Turns Into a Lake aka The Most Incredible Art Exhibit I've Ever Seen

When the Peter Robertson Gallery described Canadian artist Steve Driscoll's show, And a Dark Wind Blows, to me as "a water installation that would reflect his paintings", I wasn't sure what to expect.

People & Culture

The Hangul Revolution: How the Creation of a New Written Language Changed South Korea Forever

The written form of the language, called hangul, at first glance looked like hieroglyphs to me (and I was without a Rosetta Stone) but I soon learned that it looked a lot more complicated than it really was.

Travel & Adventure

The Best Travel Quotes From Around the World

Get inspired for your next adventure with these fantastic quotes by writers, travellers, and those who just have a way with words. 

Travel & Adventure

What's Pie? aka Celebrating Thanksgiving in a Foreign Country

Constantly surrounded by foreign holidays while living in South Korea, my roommate and I decided to take on the challenge of hosting Thanksgiving dinner for our colleagues — a feat even when in a fully stocked North American kitchen. 

Art & Artists

Spotlight on Swedish Artist Kent Lindfors

I was transfixed by the complex, layered, collage-like work by Swedish artist Kent Lindofrs when I came upon it in a light-filled gallery at the Gothenburg Museum of Art in Sweden.

Travel & Adventure

Visit the Iconic Peggy's Cove on Canada's East Coast... and in Thailand

Located 43 km west of Halifax, Nova Scotia is Canada's most well-known fishing village — Peggy's Cove. It's unlike any other place in the world... or at least it was unlike any other place in the world.

History & Discovery

Will Reproducing The Voynich Manuscript Finally Solve the Mystery of What it Says?

Hidden away in locked vault at Yale University's Beinecke Library, the Voynich Manuscript is one of the world's most mysterious books.


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