The only things that actually suck about solo travel

Everyone always asks me how I travel by myself and if I’m not bored or lonely or how I survive or whatever other awful things they think will happen if I’m by myself. So, on my most recent solo adventure I  decided to see if their concerns had merit and compiled a list of the things that legitimately sucked about being on my own: you … Continue reading The only things that actually suck about solo travel

Standby Adventures: Fiji to Thunder Bay

Flying standby half way around the world is a really strange experience. Right now, I could potentially be travelling for the next 46 hours or I could be left here in Fiji with no place to stay. And I won’t know until an hour before I leave or don’t leave. I can’t even explain this feeling. I normally prep for long haul flights but I cant even begin to think about getting on the plane because I’d be way too disappointed if I didn’t. Lets backtrack a little..
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Backpacking the Yasawa Islands

Most people picture Fiji as an elite travel destination only possible for those who want to stay at fancy resorts and spend copious amounts of money. But in reality, Fiji is one of the most backpacker friendly countries I’ve ever visited! One of the most popular spots for backpackers to travel to in fiji is the Yasawa Islands (and for good reason), but there are tons other backpacking options in Fiji too. I ended up spending my week on the islands, and if you’re planning on doing the same than this post will likely be helpful for you!  Continue reading “Backpacking the Yasawa Islands”

Standby Adventures: Thunder Bay to Fiji

My vacation was coming closer and I wanted to go somewhere hot and exotic and use my travel benefits to get there. I started researching places with good weather in November, and fell across Fiji. After reading amazing reviews from backpackers, I decided to book standby flights from YQT-LAX with Westjet and then another direct standby flight from LAX-NAN with Fiji Airways. The flight loads looked fine up until two days till departure and there were no longer any seats for YYZ-LAX or seats from LAX-NAN. So, with only two days to figure my travel plans out, I cancelled all my old flights and started from scratch. Continue reading “Standby Adventures: Thunder Bay to Fiji”

What to do in Oahu on a Budget

Unlike what most people think, it is completely possible to backpack Hawaii. I’ve gone to Oahu twice and I’ve heard great things about Backpacking the other islands – especially Maui. The nice thing about backpacking Oahu is that you really do not need to rent a car so you can save a lot there. Oahu has a decent public transit system that can take you all over the island for 2.50 every ride. The only downside is that it can take much longer on the bus than it would to do the drive. Continue reading “What to do in Oahu on a Budget”

My Life Inflight: October 👻

1. The Case of the Mysterious Buzzing Sound  After we finished the safety demo, I was about to start my checks when I could hear an unusual buzzing sound. In this industry, a strange sound is always one that you get to the bottom of. I immediately investigated and started searching around in the overhead bins. I realized that it was coming from someones bag … Continue reading My Life Inflight: October 👻