Travels


Exploring the world has been a big part of my life. I initially began "travelling" mainly for me, in a selfish "look at me" way. Nowadays, when the opportunity arises, I travel to learn, visit friends and explore nature. I am conflicted when I make plans because I often get torn between visiting friends or visiting new places. I like when friends join me in visiting new places; that's ideal!

For me, travelling is a way of learning. As corny as it might sound, the entire world is my university. It is where I meet people, where I learn, where I play and where I explore. I'm not a "flag collector" or a "country counter" and don't really like the "How many countries have you been to?" question. I feel that the number of countries is irrelevant seeing as I've been in some countries for mere days, other countries many, many months and many countries several times. For me, it's more about being exposed to differences and gaining, if even in a small sense, at least some sort of an understanding and appreciation of those differences.

That all said, I have been able to experience much of the world and its beauty. From 2002 to 2012, for a variety of reasons – for employment, for university, for straight-up pleasure – I spent over six years outside of Canada in total. I have explored North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia quite a bit, as well as some great areas of Africa and the Middle East. In addition to living in multiple spots in Canada (I am Canadian), I have lived in Ireland, Finland, South Korea, Costa Rica and Saudi Arabia.

I hope you'll take some time to check out some of my videos. I absolutely love sharing my experiences and hope they will motivate others to reach for their goals.