White Savior Trope – Is Volunteering in Africa Bad?

White Savior Trope – Is Volunteering in Africa Bad?

I did my first volunteering trip in Uganda recently and knew it was inevitable I’d receive ‘white savior’ comments and hate as I shared my experience. This brought up a lot of different feelings and thoughts as I tried to navigate volunteering without being a part of the white savior trope. Was it even possible? [...]

Meet People While Travelling: Is it Hard to Build Friendships Abroad?

Meet People While Travelling: Is it Hard to Build Friendships Abroad?

Making friends as an adult isn't always easy and it can be especially nerve-wracking if you travel solo! If you're looking to meet people while travelling but aren't quite sure where to start, you're in the right place. As someone who's travelled mostly by myself, I sometimes struggle to connect with new people on a [...]

Fitness and Travel – Fitness Tips for When You’re Travelling

Fitness and Travel – Fitness Tips for When You’re Travelling

Staying on top of a workout routine or eating healthy isn't always easy when you're on the go. Today I brought in my friend Sarah Ashbourne to talk about fitness and travel. Sarah is a personal trainer who also shares my passion for travel and exploring new places so it was only fitting to get [...]

Reverse Culture Shock: 7 Signs & How To Deal With It

Reverse Culture Shock: 7 Signs & How To Deal With It

In 2016 I spent a semester studying abroad in Australia. When I came home, I felt a little different but the change wasn't too noticeable. It wasn't until I spent a full year in Australia in 2018 and then solo travelled for 3 months consecutively before returning to Canada that I noticed a huge shift. [...]