A Tale of Two Nomads

Taking the Blog on the Road

I have been researching to determine the technological support I would need in order to blog while on the road. The ideal solution must be portable, easy to use, functional on and offline and...

Becoming Planless

When the idea of long term travel was first conceived, we immediately started to devise plans. We established where we would go, when we were departing, down the details of what we are packing....

Two and A Half Nomads?

Okay, I know what you’re thinking. No, I don’t have a “bun in the oven”. We have decided that the Americas portion of our journey will be joined by none other than Turnip! In...

Pills and Needles

It’s flu and cold season here in Toronto. Holiday parties and crowded subways have certainly made many of us bedbound for a few days. Travelling to tropical climates and developing countries, however, poses a...

Becoming Jobless

Today, most will be celebrating the end of another year but more significantly for me, it marks the end of my 9 to 5 life (I hope). I started my professional career in IT...

Becoming Homeless

When I initially decided to travel indefinitely, I had images of frolics in the ocean, lounging on beaches, drinking fruit juices and taking afternoon naps. I visualized the freedom of living out of a...

Packable Packs

A comfortable and durable backpack is key but when you think about how more you use your daypack, it is really important to find something functional and fun. Initially we got the MEC travel...

Packable Puffy Jackets

Although we will be mostly in tropical countries, we will likely end up on a mountain or two where the weather will be very changeable. To keep warm, we can wear everything we own...

Red Alert Dots Raincoat

In tropical places, they may not have snow or winters but they have rainy seasons where torrential downpour occurs daily for months. A good raincoat is helpful but a cute one is essential. Most...

Bed in a Bag

Since space is at a premium, we have opted to leave the sleeping bag at home and just bring a sleep sheet which is essentially a giant bed sized pillowcase. This way we can...