As promised, the second excerpt from the Spanish ex-pat files- Living Outside Your Comfort Zone. Click here for the first installment. Backstory We always planned to do a “gap” year in Spain but we wanted the kids to be big enough to remember some of the experience. But not too big. They still needed to be […]Read More
The Trans-Atlantic Crossing In September 2014, we boarded a massive cruise ship – the largest of its kind (at the time) where we spent 12 nights on a trans-Atlantic voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona on a floating city called: Oasis of The Seas. The 13 day-crossing was serene and calm. Barely a ripple […]Read More
Hey Babe, Take a Walk on the Wild Side Itching for a walk on the wild side? Then a hike on the El Caminito del Rey (King’s little path) is one for you, especially if you like killer scenery, precarious heights, and cool history. Located in southern Spain, about an hour from Malaga, this former […]Read More
This year has already marked some epic trips for me. I’ve been to Switzerland, Thailand, Morocco, United Kingdom, USA and even a brief stop in my original hood – Toronto, Canada. I thinks it’s fair to deem myself as a Serial-traveller. Some of these trips have been for one or two weeks getaways, and others relatively quick over nights.
During these travels and the ones prior, I’ve learned a few things. Some of which may surprise you.Read More
Terrorism is not defined by country, race or religion. Terrorist – a person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims. The above is often confused by: Act of Terrorism – calculated use of violence (or threat of) against civilians to cause bodily harm. Truths About Terrorism It’s a global epidemic. Some nations might […]Read More
1. The Idea of Home is Fluid. “Where are you from?” – Is no longer a simple question. As an ex-pat, the idea of home is multidimensional. 2. You Separate Friends by Time Zones. You have friends in all corners of the globe and have places to stay from Malaysia to Chile. The internet is […]Read More
Expat – short for expatriate. A person residing outside their country of citizenship. Third Culture Kids (TCKs) – children raised in a culture other than their parents during their formative years. Now that we got that out of the way. What does ex-pat really mean? You may have learned from my bio, that I’m Canadian as is […]Read More