5 inspiring stories of real estate success

5 inspiring stories of real estate success

Buying a home empowers you to take control of your life, increases your self-worth, and best of all, gives you options to diversify your financial life. While it might feel overwhelming or out of reach, these women show that against certain odds or challenges, home...
The ultimate one-step guide to saving money on hotels

The ultimate one-step guide to saving money on hotels

This tip is simple and it can save you hundreds — or even thousands — of dollars.

Hotels can quickly eat away at your travel budget. A decent hotel in a city can easily be $300 a night. Even AirBnB prices climb pretty high, especially once you add in all the fees. Sure, you can save money by picking a cheap motel (at your own risk) or staying at a hotel outside of town (and dealing with traffic and parking).

There’s a way to save money on hotels without worrying about hacking your credit card points or joining every loyalty program possible or buying through sketchy third party sites. 

No, I’m not lost

No, I’m not lost

I was entirely caught off guard by the way people react to hearing about my travels. When I was backpacking in my early 20s or when I was on extended trips, people were happy to hear about my adventures. This time, meeting people can sometimes feel a bit like an...
How to create a house guide for your pet sitter

How to create a house guide for your pet sitter

It can be difficult to figure out what to include in a house guide for your first pet sitter. You want to make sure everything that might need to be in there is included, but you don’t want to overwhelm anyone! If you’re looking for a pet sitter, I highly...
United Shades of America focuses on Canada

United Shades of America focuses on Canada

Anthony Bourdain and Parts Unknown isn’t the only Sunday night show on CNN that features a Canada-centric episode. W. Kamau Bell and his United Shades of America show took a look at Canada on Sunday night. For those unfamiliar with the show, Bell travels to...
7 things Americans get wrong about moving to Canada

7 things Americans get wrong about moving to Canada

Everyone’s talking about moving to Canada, but most of the tips on immigration haven’t gotten past moose and poutine. I’m here to clear up some common misconceptions about moving to Canada. Two years ago, my wife and I decided to move to Canada. Neither of us had a...
Stop overpaying for flights

Stop overpaying for flights

The key to traveling for less is being flexible about your dates or destination. The more flexible you are, the better you’re able to take advantage of deals! This may seem like you’re compromising, but that shouldn’t be the case. There are lots of...
Gifts a traveler actually wants

Gifts a traveler actually wants

Gifts travelers actually want I know my friends and family mean well, but I usually don’t know what to do with the gifts they get me. I live out of a backpack, so that space is pretty sacred — only the absolutely essential items make it in there.  ...
Chicago’s North Side: A digital nomad’s guide

Chicago’s North Side: A digital nomad’s guide

Chicago is one of those cities I’ve been to dozens of time, but didn’t feel like I really knew at all until this past trip. I’d been there for conferences and road trips, but each time it was too short to get a real feel for the city. I spent two...
Halifax: A digital nomad’s guide

Halifax: A digital nomad’s guide

Sometimes I wonder if I could love living in a small city. A smaller, less expensive city. Where I would know my neighbors. Be able to have a meaningful impact in local politics. Buy a building with a storefront downstairs, live my main street retirement dreams. Maybe...
How to make friends in a new city

How to make friends in a new city

Moving to a new city can be pretty intimidating. Most people made friends in school, when you practically had to go out of your way to not make some BFFs. Unfortunately, it’s rare for people to actually know how to make friends. It just happens, right? Even if you...
Birmingham, Alabama: A digital nomad guide

Birmingham, Alabama: A digital nomad guide

None of my friends could quite understand why I decided to go to Birmingham, Alabama. The only thing we remembered about Birmingham from school was the civil rights movement — which hardly makes it sound like a great place for a digital nomad to land. Birmingham...
How to travel for months (or years) without going broke

How to travel for months (or years) without going broke

Here it is: the obligatory how I afford to travel post. People think traveling is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Most of the time I spend the same amount of money each month when I’m on the road as I do at home — or less. The obvious way to save money...
The story of Toronto’s St. James Town

The story of Toronto’s St. James Town

When we first moved to Toronto, I quickly became fascinated by St. James Town. While most of Toronto’s highrises are brand new, these ones hailed from an earlier age. Clearly one that didn’t catch on. The low prices and easy subway access were pretty tempting, but...
My time with Jesus People, USA

My time with Jesus People, USA

My experience with JPUSA (Juhpoozah) started with a search on CouchSurfing. Jane had so many references, wrote a bunch of books, has gone on epic bike trips, and lives in an intentional community. Obviously, I wanted to stay with her.  Sure, I may be traveling in my...