How I cancelled an international trip during COVID-19

How I cancelled an international trip during COVID-19

Back in late January before the world completely imploded, there were already stirrings of a brewing outbreak. At that time, COVID-19 was primarily contained in China but many people travelling to surrounding areas in Asia were becoming concerned about the safety of proceeding with their trips. You may recall me mentioning that my mother was [...]

Hotel roundup: Where we stayed in Cambodia & Vietnam

Hotel roundup: Where we stayed in Cambodia & Vietnam

I suppose that few people are planning trips to Asia lately, but one day this whole virus craze will simmer down, and someone out there may find this post useful. I did a great deal of preparation for our recent self-guided trip through Cambodia and Vietnam, including research on the best hotels in several cities [...]

Trip roundup: More thoughts on Cambodia & Vietnam

Trip roundup: More thoughts on Cambodia & Vietnam

We are now safely back in Toronto, getting reacclimated to the brisk temperatures and snowstorms. I'm still trying to rework my circadian rhythm to get over this terrible jet lag, so am forcing myself to stay awake by writing this blog post, with a few more random thoughts on my recent journey through Cambodia and [...]

5 tips for staying healthy while travelling

5 tips for staying healthy while travelling

As we approach our departure to Southeast Asia, Mr. Chuckles and I are doing some final preparations for our first big trip of 2020. Unfortunately, some of the excitement about our impending international adventure has been dampened by anxiety over this Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. We were supposed to be travelling in a group of three [...]

Best and worst of Intrepid Travel Thailand & Laos Adventure

Best and worst of Intrepid Travel Thailand & Laos Adventure

Those who followed this blog over the past couple weeks will know that my recent trip through northern Thailand and Laos was with a small group tour via Intrepid Travel, specifically the 13 day Thailand and Laos Adventure. Now that I'm settled back at home, I'll leave you with a review of my experience on [...]