A liberal arts degree can range from language, literature, history, anthropology, to philosophy, law, classics and drama. Telling someone that you major in liberal arts is sure to bring varying responses, ranging from a sympathetic, “so you want to teach?” to sometimes a blunt, “what the hell will you do with that degree?” With the on-going recession, and the abundance […]


As a student, the idea of being thousands of dollars in debt is unfortunately a very realistic possibility. In Canada, yearly tuition is around $6,000, which is steep, but nowhere near the expense of attending university in the US, which can easily cost up to $40,000 a year. With this sort of money spent on obtaining a degree, it’s no […]


The Tell-All Guide to Love and Sex on the Road

by Michelle on February 14, 2012 · 12 comments

It’s Valentine’s Day!! (Traveler’s Edition). So let’s talk about love! And sex! But first a word of caution: To any travelers who want to avoid future heartbreak, it is important to keep in mind that love and sex on the road are usually not interchangeable. Especially in hostels of 18-25 year olds drinking, partying, eating and showering under one roof, […]


7 Interesting gifts for your traveller friends

by Michelle on December 22, 2011 · 6 comments

One thing I hate about malls is that everything looks the same. No matter what stores you go to, everything is probably produced in the same factory somewhere in Asia. This is especially bland when you’re trying to do some Christmas shopping, and you’re forced to sort through rows of generic looking sweaters to buy, wrap and gift. Usually when […]


1. To become a more interesting person There’s no doubt that the most interesting people I’ve ever met in my life have been travellers. Not only are travellers full of worldly views and great stories, they’re inspiring, fun, and fear only boredom. As a traveller, you’ll be the envy of all your friends back home, the coolest person at a […]


Staying cool on the road

by Michelle on July 25, 2011 · 4 comments

photography posters uk Just last month, it rained everyday in Toronto, and now we’re in the middle of a heat wave. The other day it was 50 degrees Celsius with the humidity, which feels like living in a sauna. Also, watching guys from Toronto walk around shirtless is also a very unpleasant experience (somehow it’s been universally acknowledged that men […]


A traveller’s playlist

by Michelle on June 1, 2011 · 3 comments With my trip to Europe coming up, I’ve been looking for some new music to include in my summer playlist. While travelling, I find that there’s always that one song you hear playing at any given club or bar in a certain country, and hearing the same song again back home always brings so many memories. As most travellers know, […]


Technology on the road

by Michelle on May 22, 2011 · 7 comments

In the past few years, there has been a drastic increase in the popularity of e-books and portable technology. While I am a firm believer in the traditional method of reading, the alarming popularity of Internet tablets and smart phones may prove that the majority of society is shifting to a digital alternative for reading and social communication. With the […]


April 26th: This time last year, I was on a plane to Sydney, Australia. I’ve currently been busily cleaning out my apartment to move out in a few days and I couldn’t help but come across all the souvenirs, pictures and other things that brings back all of the memories of my time there. I’m not sure of the exact […]



by Michelle on April 16, 2011 · 9 comments

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post! It was definitely the most difficult decision I’ve had to make in awhile, and after thinking about it endlessly, I’ve decided that I’m going to stay at my current job. I want to move to Europe next year, so I guess some things just have to be sacrificed to make that happen. Of […]