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WAIW | Visiting Vietnam Immigration in Saigon

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Today, I set out to have my Vietnamese visa moved to my new passport, which I thought would be a simple (although perhaps expensive) endeavour. Apparently, I was wrong. Read More »

WAIW | I Got a Job (Sort Of)

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Recently, I had to start looking for work outside of the magazine. In today's episode, I explain why and show you what my first day was like. Read More »

WAIW | I Have No Passport

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Why am I in Vietnam without a passport? Find out in this week's WAIW episode. Read More »

T.O.F.U. Talks: Ethical Elephant Tours (Teaser)

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If you haven't watched the T.O.F.U. Talks chat about ethical elephant tours with Jodi Thomas yet, here's a short clip to see what you've been missing. Read More »

WAIW | Our Last Goodbye(s)

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When it comes to housesitting and travel, there are lots of goodbyes. Unfortunately, some are more permanent than others. Read More »

T.O.F.U. Talks: Ethical Elephant Tours

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If you follow any vegan travel discussions, especially involving Thailand, the topic of ethical elephant sanctuaries comes up a lot. With that in mind, I was happy to sit down earlier this year with a friend to talk about just how complicated the issue is and whether or not folks can really see elephants in an ethical way. Read More »