Tag Archives: host
NOVEMBER HOST: BIG BROTHER MOUSE

NOVEMBER HOST: BIG BROTHER MOUSE

Posted 03 November 2011 | By | Categories: Laos | 5 Comments

When it came to choosing my November destination, for the longest time I couldn’t make up my mind. I had not visited anywhere in Southeast Asia before, and thought that perhaps now was the time.

OCTOBER HOST: YOGAGYPSYS

OCTOBER HOST: YOGAGYPSYS

Posted 07 October 2011 | By | Categories: India | 4 Comments

Oh, sweet India. How I have romanticized you for decades, with your spicy chai teas and beautiful faces and gift of yoga and curried lentils. I have watched you from the other side of the room, wondering when I should make my move, wishing that my first time be meaningful, memorable.

SEPTEMBER HOST: GOATS WITH THE WIND

SEPTEMBER HOST: GOATS WITH THE WIND

Posted 07 September 2011 | By | Categories: Israel | 3 Comments

In this week’s Letter Home, I made my case on why I have chosen to visit Israel. Some of these reasons included the desire to gain a first-hand account of the nation, to engage with the people and to hopefully form a more informed and sensitive analysis. But let’s be clear, it really is all [...]

AUGUST HOST: PLEASANCE THEATRE

AUGUST HOST: PLEASANCE THEATRE

Posted 02 August 2011 | By | Categories: Scotland | 4 Comments

When I was a boy of 18 years, I was traveling in New Zealand and a song came on the radio. The lyrics sang, “I can’t stand myself. I’m being held up by invisible men. Still life on a shelf when I got my mind on something else.”

HAVE WORK, WILL TRAVEL: VIDEOS FOR ENROUTE MAGAZINE

HAVE WORK, WILL TRAVEL: VIDEOS FOR ENROUTE MAGAZINE

Posted 05 July 2011 | By | Categories: travel, video | 3 Comments

Each month I create a short video clip for the blog of Canada’s well-respected travel magazine, enRoute. The videos generally include an interview with a local, as well as suggestions of things to do and to see in each of the destinations that I’ve visited.

JULY HOST: NICO AND HIS 13TH CENTURY CISTERIAN MONASTIC FARM

JULY HOST: NICO AND HIS 13TH CENTURY CISTERIAN MONASTIC FARM

Posted 01 July 2011 | By | Categories: France, travel | 3 Comments

France is the most popular tourist destination in the world for a reason. Actually there are several reasons. There is the delicious French cuisine that includes the most decadent cream sauces, crusty/chewy baguettes, bold cheeses, perfect patisseries and the best wines in the world. There are the beautiful French Alps and the rolling hills of [...]

JUNE HOST ORGANIZATION: YOUTH ASSOCIATION FOR CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT

JUNE HOST ORGANIZATION: YOUTH ASSOCIATION FOR CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT

Posted 02 June 2011 | By | Categories: Morocco | 3 Comments

Morocco became a fanaticized destination at a very young age. As a boy of tens years, I would devour books about animals, and I soon came across American writer who penned wonderful tales about horses. Her name was Marguerite Henry.

MAY HOST ORGANIZATION: SEVENTIES 80s STORE

MAY HOST ORGANIZATION: SEVENTIES 80s STORE

Posted 07 May 2011 | By | Categories: Cape Town | 1 Comment

Sometimes life throws us curveballs. For example, this month I thought I was destined for meditation and mountains, instead, life steered me towards hip-hop and retro fashion.

DEAR DANIEL: MY BIG FAT DEMANDS

DEAR DANIEL: MY BIG FAT DEMANDS

Posted 27 April 2011 | By | Categories: Buenos Aires, Dear Daniel | 11 Comments

Yesterday, I was sitting here in Buenos Aires, clacking away on my keyboard, and doing my usual business of editing videos, sending emails and saving the world by spending too much time on Facebook, when a lovely (and demanding!) note popped into my inbox.

APRIL HOST ORGANIZATION: CONTACTO HOTELERO

APRIL HOST ORGANIZATION: CONTACTO HOTELERO

Posted 05 April 2011 | By | Categories: Buenos Aires | 11 Comments

To be honest, it was a challenge to find a place to exchange work for accommodation in Buenos Aires.

ONE YEAR OF TRAVEL: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ONE YEAR OF TRAVEL: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Posted 23 March 2011 | By | Categories: Question | 5 Comments

Many questions are elicited from the folks that I meet (in person or via the information super highway) about this 12-month project of traveling across the world and volunteering with various organizations and communities. Perhaps you have questions. They might even be subconscious. Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. I can read your inner thoughts. [...]

MARCH HOST ORGANIZATION: HORIZON PERU

MARCH HOST ORGANIZATION: HORIZON PERU

Posted 01 March 2011 | By | Categories: Peru | 4 Comments

“THE ONLY WAY TO BE FREE IS TO BE EDUCATED” The above quote greets visitors to the organization website that has agreed to host me for the month of March. Horizon Peru is a community initiative that provides free education to a community that struggles economically. My volunteer time will be most likely spent teaching [...]