Surprise Trip Planning: How to Surprise Someone with a Trip

Surprise Trip Planning: How to Surprise Someone with a Trip

Is it your SO’s birthday? Are you celebrating an anniversary or wanting to blow your best friend away with the best Christmas gift ever? Above all else, do you and your special someone love to travel? Then perhaps it’s really time to treat them (and 

How To Prepare for Long Term Travel: A Before You Go Checklist

How To Prepare for Long Term Travel: A Before You Go Checklist

So you’ve decided you’re ready for long term travel! Maybe you’re jetting off to explore Europe for a few months. Perhaps you are getting ready to study abroad in Chile or about to head to Thailand for some backpacking, a gap-year or a work-abroad placement. Whatever 

15 Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language

15 Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language

Back in university I majored in Anthropology and my favourite part of it was linguistics. I loved learning about how language influences culture and vice versa. I also enjoyed learning about language patterns, how people learn languages and how learning language affects the brain. Here’s 

How to Travel with Anxiety: Managing Symptoms on the Road

How to Travel with Anxiety: Managing Symptoms on the Road

I was diagnosed with a pretty serious anxiety disorder around the age of 10. It was around this same age that I had started dreaming of traveling the world. I wanted to see some of the things that my grade 2 teacher talked about (she 

Travel Journal Ideas: 20 Things to Include in Your Travel Journal

Travel Journal Ideas: 20 Things to Include in Your Travel Journal

I have kept many journals over the years and due to my love of travel, they have all turned into travel journals along the way. My favorite thing about travel journaling is that I don’t simply write in my journal. I also paint, draw, plan 

My Experience with Reverse Culture Shock from Chile to Canada

My Experience with Reverse Culture Shock from Chile to Canada

Dealing with culture shock can be pretty hard sometimes. It’s often a lot harder when you come back home. For me, being home has been a blessing. I was really missing my family and friends after being in Chile for 5 months and was ready 

14 Study Abroad Tips for the Best Semester Ever

14 Study Abroad Tips for the Best Semester Ever

I feel now that I have completed my studies here in Santiago, Chile I can provide some tips to those of you who are about to embark on your own study abroad adventures. These 14 study abroad tips are pretty broad and don’t just have 

Study Abroad Challenges: My Biggest Challenge Studying Abroad in Chile

Study Abroad Challenges: My Biggest Challenge Studying Abroad in Chile

There are many different kinds of study abroad challenges that you will likely have to face when you start your program. Some of these challenges include culture shock, language barriers, possible sickness, general school stress and more. If you already struggle with anxiety, like I 

Where Should I Study Abroad | How I Chose to Study Abroad in Chile

Where Should I Study Abroad | How I Chose to Study Abroad in Chile

Back in 2014 I made what turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. I decided I was going to study abroad for a semester. After trying and failing to keep my wanderlust at bay during university I finally pulled the