Field Notes

10 of the Most Popular Drinks in Asia

Asia is renowned for its mouthwatering cuisine, but its drinks are not too shabby either (in fact, the world's best-selling liquor is Asian: Korea's soju).  From the well-known crowd-pleasers (sake, bubble tea), to those that are more of an acquired taste (civet coffee, fermented mare's...

3 Mini Road Trips in the Northwest of British Columbia

Road trips are essential to any summer: sunglasses on, windows down, music blaring loud enough for other cars to hear. With long trips between cities and some of the most preserved nature, the north of British Columbia is perfect for road trips. Terrace, BC, Canada,...

Top 7 Things To Do, Eat and See in the Philippines

The Philippines is a beautiful country filled with both Asian and Spanish cultures. Possibly the only time you will witness such contrast within a single country. With many places to visit & great cuisine to enjoy, you are in for a great treat while visiting...

5 Tips To Make You Fall in Love with China

From majestic mountains to Hutongs, street food and the beautiful diversity of different provinces. I would say that if you're looking for a peaceful vacation by the beach with margaritas and gourmet food, China would not be the place for you. ...

How to Deal with Culture Shock

Culture shock is a normal part of travel---it comes with the territory when you're immersing yourself in an environment and culture different from your own. It can be extreme (ie. moving from New York to a tribal village in Borneo) or not so extreme (moving...

Staycation in LA: How to Enjoy Venice Beach in One Day

I live in Los Angeles. As metropolitan cities go, it’s a humongous network of neighborhoods, each with its own vibe. This summer, I staycayed for one month at my friend’s Venice Beach pad a block from the Boardwalk. It helps to have friends in cool...

Tales of NOLA: A Jazz and Po-Boys Experience

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="250"] Photo by Saloni Behl[/caption] “Don't you just love those long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn't just an hour - but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands - and who knows what to do with it?”...

Traveling in Turkey: 10 Spots You Can’t Miss

Turkey has been turning a lot of heads lately. People who typically travel to Paris or Rome are now finding themselves in this country where two continents collide. With its East-meets-West flavors, its history that digs deep into the pockets of civilization, and its extremely...

10 Reasons to Vacation in Budapest, Hungary

It's not everyday that you get to experience an incredible place most people know nothing about, and then bring home incredible stories packed with unexpected surprises. After living in Budapest for three months solo, that's exactly what I get to do now that I’m home:...

4 European Countries You Didn’t Know Existed

Europe is an epicentre for tourists in the summer. Visitors flock to all the typical sites to soak in the sun and the historical architecture. Cities like Paris, Berlin, and Vienna are on everyone’s check-lists, making the destinations all the more crowded and expensive. Silently...