About Me

It’s not often in life that we have the luxury and the privilege to be free. Free of societal expectations, commitments, and timelines. Two years ago, I completed my Masters Degree and took a job abroad in Japan so that I could experience living without these very things. Since then, I’ve lived an anchorless life of teaching, travelling, cultural exchange, animal fostering, volunteering, and adventuring, and I couldn’t be happier. 

Now, after returning to life in Canada mid-pandemic, life has done a complete 180. The pandemic has shifted my reality and my priorities. Financial independence, reconnecting with family and friends at home, and making advances in my career are now at the top of the list. I haven’t given up on the adventures though. In fact, I can’t wait to build my photography skills and portfolio, even without the travel. Same mindset, different adventure. 

Featured Blogs

Gamcheon Cultural Village
It’s true that Busan is smaller than Seoul and doesn’t have as many novelty places to go to and things to do. That said, it still has a lot of great culture, great food, and great shopping to offer. Not to mention, the 9 photo spots in Busan mentioned in this article were all Instagram worthy, through and through. 
drone view of Kelingking Beach T-Rex in Nusa Penida West
It is almost impossible to be considering a trip to Bali without coming across pictures of Nusa Penida Island. It’s was a must-visit during my trip to Bali because of Kelingking beach alone. Here is a breakdown of the tour we ended up doing and what I would have done differently in hindsight. 
Starfield Library
Many of the activities in Seoul are not just a feast for the eyes and gram, but also just a feast. Check out the following photo spots in Seoul which range from being historical to modern, but always Instagrammable.
Kayangan Lake Island Hopping in Coron
The Philippines consists of about 7641 islands and this makes preparation essential to enjoying your trip. Read this no BS travel guide to the Philippines for all the dos and donts of travelling to this country, as well as a few tips on where to go, what to do, and what to eat!
Tegalalang Rice Field swing in Ubud, Bali
For a laid back traveller or a more detail oriented one, planning a trip to Bali is easy and cheap. First thing first though, here is a quick travel guide to Bali which includes some essential trips for travelling to Indonesia.
Koi fish pond in Saijo, Ehime
Out of my current desk warming boredom, I’ve been reading some of the concerns of incoming 2020 JETs, along with the mostly negative comments from current JETs. They do also raise a few valid points. So the question is to go or not to go?
Home - A Hassan.- A Hassan
Yokomineji temple is a Shingon Buddhist temple nestled in the forests of Mount Ishizuchi. It is one of five temples in Saijo City that belong to the Shikoku Pilgrimage, which encompasses 88 temples that span all of Shikoku.
Kobe wagyu beef at Steak Aoyama
The entire Kobe beef experience at this restaurant was absolutely worth the price. Kobe beef at this price point is pretty much unheard of and getting a similar quality and size in the West is impossible. I left with absolutely no regrets from choosing #3, which used to be #1 on TA’s list back in the day. 
Uluwatu temple Kecak and Fire Dance Bali
Bali is such an amazing destination because it caters to every kind of traveller. Here’s my top thirteen recommended attractions and activities in Bali. The key to enjoying most of the things mentioned below was missing sleep and sometimes breakfast to beat the crowds.

Recent Photography – Oita, Japan

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