Meet Patrick, our Author Living in Taiwan

Name: Patrick Pavlik Current Address: Taoyuan, Taiwan Home Country: USA Countries he has traveled to : Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Bahamas, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Wales, Italy, China, Taiwan, Japan, Cambodia, Loas, Vietnam, Philippines and soon Malaysia. Favorite destination thus far: Puglia, Italy. Tip: Get out of the tourist factories in Milan, Rome, Florence,…

Changes are in the works @boardingpass

We have a bit of a new set up that will be transforming this site over the next few weeks. Headings, posts, menus and articles are going to change. Fun things are happening. We  will soon be presenting articles to our readers from expats. posted around the world. Living, working, traveling and experiencing a foreign…

Discover Ontario: Rockwood Conservation Area

Hello Ontario! Are you looking for something to do outside this summer, but you’re not interested in traveling too far? You should head out to one of the many awesome Conservation Authorities around Ontario. The majority of Conservation areas around the GTA will get you from your doorstep to the park entrance, within an hour…

A Great Canadian Cider Adventure (Part One)

In 2013 I had the pleasure of living in Australia for a year. While I was there, I discovered a couple of things about their adult beverage scene, the first of many lessons included the fact that I could drink an entire flat of beer on my own. Now, this is unusual, even for me,…

Discover Ontario: Elora Quarry Conservation Area

If you’re an Ontarian, or if you’re just here for a visit, there are plenty of wonderful experiences to be had, especially out in this hot summer sun! For those of you living in a city, I implore you to get out of it! Sure, we have wonderful cities, full of attractions and excitement, but…

Travail and Travel: Misadventures in Cappadocia

The sky is darkening gradually as the pale pink sun drifts slowly toward the horizon. The climb is beginning to wear on us and I give her a look of disdain as she stops to rest, even as my own heart is beating a feverish patter. Behind us, the fairy chimneys are beginning to come…

Face to Face, at Mt. Si

With Twin Peaks set to begin filming next year, why not revisit what is perhaps the most iconic set-piece of the show: Mount Si? Featured frequently and prominently throughout the show’s two series span, the mountain is perhaps most commonly seen behind the “Welcome to Twin Peaks” sign. Although it gained further prominence through the…

The Oregon Country Fair

This past weekend held the annual Oregon Country Fair. This event is everything from a fairyland tour to a testament to toplessness. The fair, in years past, had an annual showing of approximately 45,000 over its three-day showing. Of these, the majority come dressed as a number of mythical creatures such as fairies, gnomes and…

OMG, WTF are They Saying? I Thought Australians Spoke English!?

In less than 24 hours this vid has received over 1,520,000  views and there’s a reason for it. Anyone who has been to Australia has probably found themselves completely lost in the language. A couple of key phrases like “G’day” and “No Worries” are pretty easy to master, but you may have found yourself lost…

Become an Expert in Bargaining

If you’ve travelled through Asia or South America, you will have undoubtably found yourself in a place where bargaining was necessary. It’s a way of life in many regions of the world and you wont be able to buy anything without going through the process, unless of course, you feel like getting ripped off all…

PANAMANIA, #TO2015 #Toronto2015

So what’s all this I keep hearing about PANAMANIA? Well, for those of you who aren’t in the know, this is an arts and culture program hosted by Tourism Toronto. Between July 10th-26th the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games (August 7th-15th) are being hosted by the City of Tornoto. PANAMANIA is set to take…

The Yazidis of Lalish, Iraqi Kurdistan

This interesting little area I visited is home of the Yazidi faith in the Nineveh province of Northwestern Iraq. I had the privilege of living and teaching in the Kurdish region of Iraq two years ago. Before the beginning of ISIS and the reign of terror they hold over the world and this gorgeous country…

Destination Denver

Imagine the Great Plains sweeping over vast swathes of land, flat and prairie-like. Broad mesas stretching out all the way to the horizon, and then before you, rising up as if from nowhere, the Rocky Mountains simply occur, jagged and stapled yet tall and stately. Come to Denver abutting these two dissimilar formations and find…