Chronicles of a Misadventurista

Our African adventure began in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital – and the world’s third-highest capital city, sitting at 2,400 metres above sea level. Emperor Menelik II founded the city-state in 1887,...

Last month, I made what would become a life-altering journey to Ethiopia with my partner, his family and a group of friends to inaugurate the school we’d built in his late...

In October 2012, Gabe and I travelled to Italy to attend the wedding of our friends Malcolm and Lilli in Ravello, a quaint little town carved into the cliffs of the...

How would you choose to get around rural China? One elderly pig farmer in Chongqing has become something of a local celebrity for his unconventional method of transport: a hog. No,...

In the age of social connectivity and over-sharing, many of us post our travel plans and inspirations on social media. But there’s something to be said for the old school “stick...

Cities around the world are haunted by the ghosts of abandoned subway stations. Toronto has Lower Queen, Lower Osgoode and Lower Bay stations, the latter of which has been used for...

How do you map your world travels? In a journal, on your blog, via Instagram, or using a ‘Where I’ve been’ app? There’s another way – painful, yes, but also colourful,...