Absent Without Leave.

Hi Pals,
I’ve kinda been (hundred percent) AWOL recently, and this is with (semi) good reason. The last two months, I’ve been volunteering at Blachford Lake Lodge, a place that requires you to take a 20 minute bush plane from Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories which is a ‘digital detox’ if I ever did see one.

If you’d like to see how my time Volunteering at Blachford went, click “Read More.”


Skopje, the city of Statues.

Hello Pals,
Believe me, “the city of statues” is no original title, (inb4; like myself) but simply search “Skopje’s statues”, and the first option is a TripAdvisor review saying it had too many. Technically, I spent four days in North Macedonia, but I’ll only count two (much like other lists I have, removing things I don’t think count…) and I didn’t overly see much, although I did enjoy the few days I had.

If you would like to know “How to count statues in Skopje” click ‘read more’

Before you Go: North Macedonia

Hello Pals,
Before you go to any country you should learn some basics but also double check those important things such as Visa and Vaccines.

Depending on where you’re from, you may need a visa. Check here.
Majority of countries do not need a tourist visa and will automatically receive 90 days in any 180-day period.
Click here to make sure you’ve got the necessary jabs!
The official language is Macedonian; spoken by more than 1.3 million people and Albanian. Try and learn common phrases such as hello, goodbye, please and thank you here.
Macedonian Denar. Code: MKD. Symbol: ден
Check your exchange here.

Here’s a list of things you should know before you travel to North Macedonia.

SO, your Airline went bankrupt.

Hi Pals,
So after exploring the Balkans, I had a two day stop over in Paris, France. While sitting at a bar in Prishtina, our conversation turned to flights, having friends in the airline industry and how some of our travels don’t pan out how we always want (ironic this is also how this post is gonna go.)

The people at this bar told me that their Icelandic friend had lost his job due to the airline going bankrupt. Of course, that airline was none other than WOW Airlines, the airline I was flying Paris > Montreal on.

honestly, can you believe that this is the second time an Airline has gone bankrupt on me????? The first time I kinda just shrugged and figured “well I guess that’s that.”
This time, this time, I’m older, wiser etc and I knew what to do.

So click “read more” if you’d like to know what to do if your airline ever goes bankrupt.

Prizren; a sleeping beauty

Hello Pals,
Prizren is the second largest city within Kosovo and has the reputation of being the most beautiful. With a fortress overlooking terracotta roofed houses and a large river flowing between, it can be easy to understand why.
Mostly, a lot of things remain closed in Prizren – but it’s a lovely town to walk around in, it also may have just been the day I visited.

If you would like to know “How to spend a day in Prizren” click ‘read more’

Mitrovica; a city of two sides.

Hello Pals,
While in Prishtina, I took a day trip to Mitrovica. Originally called Demetrius in the middle ages, it was changed to Mitrovica following the Ottoman conquest. Represented by international media perhaps as dangerous or on edge, I assure you at the time of this – I had nothing but a good experience.
Mitrovica is an interesting example of seeing a city divided by two, in the Serbian side – they use the Serbian Dinar and on the Albanian side, the Euro (as the rest of Kosovo)

If you would like to know “How to spend a day in Mitrovica ” click ‘read more’

Prishtina, a city you’ll want to stay in.

Hello Pals,
I spent ten days in Kosovo, and I’m here to say it wasn’t enough. What initially got me to Kosovo was the statue of Bill Clinton and his big hands (no honestly, Kosovo has an issue with realistic hand size). After that, it was reading that you’ll fall in love with the country and people, which I did. Usually, I try to keep low expectations, but Kosovo – I had them high from the start, and it did not disappoint.at.all.

If you would like to know “How to fall in love with Kosovo.” click ‘read more’