January 18, 2013

*NOTE: Due to the 48-hour nature of being in this country,  a music report is coming!

It was 4:30 a.m. when my alarm went off. I was still groggy from my arrival to Flores on a local chicken bus that dropped me off at the Belize-Guatamala border where I took a taxi to t...

January 19, 2012

In January, 2012, I joined ten new friends for the trip of a lifetime: six days of sailing through Belize's many coral reefs, cayes, islands and atolls on a privately chartered catamaran to our final destination, Belize's Blue Hole. At this UNESCO World Heritage Site,...

May 5, 2011

In 2010 and 2011 I visited Argentina. My first trip focused on tango lessons in the square of San Telmo and the hot, sweaty DNI studios in Buenos Aires' Bulnes district. When not trying to tango, I dined late-night with new friends at wine-drenched parillas after atten...

April 6, 2006

An evolving form of large scale drumming, now organized into escolas (schools), "the most important carnival institution of the century" (Behague, 2005, Online Grove Music), samba music grew out of the slums, or favelas, of Rio de Janeiro.  Gaining commercial interest...

June 21, 2005

During the summer of 2005, I joined my friend, Aaron in his VW van for a road trip down California's Highway 1. From Pacifica to Los Angeles, we made stops in national parks, flirted with camping on the not-so-Beanik Obispo beach and took in the gaudy splendour of Hear...

April 5, 2001

Everyone has their favourite beaches. Here are my top 10 countries, so far, with the nicest beaches:

1. The pristine white beaches of Paradise island, Bahamas captured my tiny heart at 8 years old. I love the crystalline waters of this archipelago!

2. Tulum, Mexico...

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