The Adventure Continues

It has been well over a month since I boarded a plane. While this might be considered a sure sign of the apocalypse, please rest assured that this lapse in vertical gain will soon be corrected.

The Scotches of 2019

Good lord, I can’t believe I started this year with a list of goals and I completely neglected scotch! What has become of me?

The Books Of 2019

Last year I opted to approach my goal of reading for fun without any sort of plan. This meant that most of the books I read were gifted to me, or those that randomly grabbed my attention when I wandered aimlessly through the bookstore. Not a bad method, but also not overly strategic.

The Year That Could Be

Now that 2018 has been filed away under things of the past, it’s time to look to the future and what it could be. More specifically, it’s time for me to write down the things I want to achieve before the clock ushers in yet another new year.

The Year That Was

Considering everything that has dominated the headlines around the world this year, one might best describe 2018 as a glorious dumpster fire fueled by the antics of an orange bloviating toddler and those who would emulate his example (or at least be emboldened by it). And yet, despite all of the awful things we’ve read…

A Year In Books

One of the things that I wanted to accomplish this year was to read more for fun. In the past, a slow year would have seen me consuming a novel a week. I devoured books. And then I suddenly didn’t.

A Year In Pictures

Around this time of year, I typically download my top nine photos from Instagram. While the top nine don’t necessarily align as my favourite photos of the year, they are those that were liked the most often by people who follow my Instagram feed.

Bread And Butter

Yesterday, I finally learned to make bread – assuming you exclude the breads I’ve made in the past that are really just cake in disguise. I’m looking at you banana, pumpkin, and zucchini breads.

Mmmmm, Soup.

In my series of ongoing culinary (mis-)adventures, I’ve been slowly, oh so slowly attempting to complete my goal of learning to cook six new things in a year. For most people, this probably seems like the easiest of goals. However, given the amount of time I’m actually away from home, coupled with a typical schedule that…

A Not So Ordinary Day

If you are following me on the Twitters or any of the other various social media that I frequent, you’ll probably already know that yesterday was a rather not so ordinary day. After flying to Vancouver Thursday night, Nic and I were up early Friday morning to head to Maple Ridge.

Hello & Farewell St. John’s

On Wednesday afternoon, Nic and I boarded our 16th and eleventy-billionth flights of the year, respectively. This time we were flying to St. John’s for the People, Place, and Public Engagement conference.

A Brief Visit Home

In just under a week I’ll be boarding yet another series of shiny metal lawn darts, as my next round of travel kicks off. While my plans have been modified because of a need to be in the Vancouver area in early November, I will nevertheless be bouncing all over the place – at least…

Hello Taipei?

Ray dropped me off at the Dalian airport around 6pm yesterday as I began the next leg in my adventure. It was a hazy day, and much of the horizon was masked by a layer of smog. It wasn’t the worst smog that I’d experienced during my visit, but it was also a far cry…

Twenty Days In

I have been on sabbatical for twenty days, give or take. Given that I’m currently in the future, and my brain never seems to be able to process the space-time continuum, it may be slightly more or slightly less than twenty days. For now, let’s just agree that time travel is challenging even for those…

The Adventure Continues

After roughly 75 days and travelling more than 1.3 times the circumference of the earth in 37 different glorified metal lawn darts, you might think that my travel adventures are coming to a close for the year. Fortunately for me, that’s not the case.