A Quick Guide to Queenstown

The plane drops not once, but twice. Passengers gasp, yelp and laugh, but I clutch the arm rest as my stomach flips like it does on a roller coaster. Never have I been on a plane this jumpy before, and the weather […]

A Roundup (Normal) Guide to Portland

Migrant Muse: Portland

The votes are in! I can’t thank you all enough for letting me know what you’d like to read next on this blog. Since my subtle foray back into blogging after last week’s “Life Lately” musings, the majority of you lovely […]

Portland is Weird, Here’s Why

Migrant Muse: Portland

In the land of the Pacific Northwest, legal green stuff, hipsters, food carts and microbreweries, Portland is a city that’s… how shall I put it? Portland is weird, yo. Seriously. There’s a reason why the slogan “Keep Portland Weird” is […]

18 Unique Things to Do in Seattle

Migrant Muse: Seattle

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of spending five whole days in Seattle. Super exciting as I’ve never spent more than 24 – 48 hours here. Seattle is only a couple of hours away from my homecity via plane, […]

Where You Need to Eat in Seattle

Migrant Muse: Seattle

I’m salivating again just thinking about where to eat in Seattle. After five whole days here, I was blown away by this city’s food scene. There’s so much to choose from in a small, concentrated area or even up and down […]

The Ultimate Okanagan Road Trip

Migrant Muse: Okanagan

Note: This post was updated in August 2016. Lakeside waves, orchards fresh for picking, wine tastings up every hillside, campgrounds and RV parks galore–welcome to the Okanagan. This hotspot in British Columbia’s interior is the best long weekend (or week-long) […]

Top 12 Films to Watch Before Going to Japan

Migrant Muse: Japanese Films

After my first Japanese culture class in university, I was hooked. For the five years I was in school, I enrolled in one Japanese class per year taught by the same professor who was passionate, funny, and probably thought I was nuts because these […]

Why You Should Visit Cambodia

Migrant Muse: Cambodia

The one country that changed my life in ways I can’t quite explain, is a country I didn’t even yearn to visit. Cambodia wasn’t on my travel bucket list and the first time I even heard about the country was when […]

Travel Log: Hong Kong

Migrant Muse: Hong Kong

Destination: Hong Kong, China Companions: I travelled with my partner in crime JZ who had been to Hong Kong once before. His mom also accompanied us on part of the trip. When: We were here near the end of December, before […]