Category Archives: Travel

Vegan Weekend in Portland

Emily and I spent the Labour Day weekend in Portland soaking up the vegan delights and the hipster vibe. We’ve been to Portland a few times now, but I’m still amazed by the quantity of funky facial hair, tattoos, ironic … Continue reading

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Luxurious Weekend in Whistler

Last year Emily won the grand prize in the FarmFolk CityFolk Win our Windfall raffle. All mine! “@ffcf: Our first #WinOurWindfall prize chosen is Sea to Way Up High. @NitaLakeLodge @seatoskyair” — Emily Beam (@em_beam) October 25, 2014 The prize … Continue reading

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The Unwanted Indian Souvenir

I’ve been feeling fatigued, gassy, and generally shitty for the past 2 weeks. I went and saw a doctor on Tuesday and had blood and stool samples taken. The results are in – I’m anemic and I have Giardia Lamblia … Continue reading

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Backpacking India: Travel Tips

My biggest tip for someone backpacking through India: Be open to new experiences and learn to let your guard down. It won’t be easy. The most frequent word you will say is ‘no’, as you duck away from rickshaw drivers and merchants … Continue reading

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Backpacking India: Travel Upgrades

In our four months of backpacking through India, we made more than a few sacrifices to save money – choosing crowded, local buses over private taxis; eating at local hangouts instead of fancy western restaurants; and staying in some sketchy … Continue reading

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Backpacking India: Travel Expenses Breakdown

India is a very cheap country to travel through. Our biggest expense was flying in and out. Surprisingly, even after over 4 months travelling, we paid more for our flights than accommodation or food. So, how much does it cost … Continue reading

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Backpacking India: Trip Summary

After 4 months backpacking through India, we have a lot of fond memories and unforgettable stories. We did our best to see as much of this amazing, diverse country as possible. We took dozens of trains, buses, and shared jeeps, … Continue reading

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