Field Notes

Top 5 Neighborhoods to Visit While in Mexico City

Mexico City, my home away from home and one of the largest and most populated cities in the world!   Officially known as Mexico D.F (or simply D.F, federal district of Mexico), this one city alone has 16 different boroughs (each which include hundreds of their own...

Meet Kazakhstani/Canadian Artist Ola Volo

Ola Volo x Hayo Holiday Special   When I met Ola Volo for breakfast, I was expecting a simple conversation about work and life. Little did I know that it would turn into one of the most inspiring conversations about the challenges we face in life and...

Kingston’s Dual Identity And The Sound System Parties

As a destination, Kingston is woefully misunderstood. Jamaica’s capital city does have a gritty reputation, but the city is more relaxed than headlines would have you believe. As in any other city, there is slums and crime, but it is also cosmopolitan, has a pulsating...

The Curious Story of The Sea Gypsies of Borneo

Borneo, best known for it’s pristine beaches and ancient, biodiversity-rich rainforests including orangutans and clouded leopards, is also home to a unique community of stateless citizens who are born, live and die at sea. Recently Mark Lehn, a Vancouver-born Western Australia-based photographer, visited the Sabah region of Borneo...

The Great Icelandic Road Trip

Driving the entirety of Iceland’s Ring Road is not a task to be taken lightly. The highway that encircles the whole country rides through steep valleys and rocky mountaintops, but if you’ve got a sturdy rental car and the ambition to drive the whole thing,...

24 Hours in Laguna Beach

Located halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles in Southern California, Laguna Beach is a laidback coastal community that is home to some of the world’s most stunning ocean views. Not only does the city have impressive snorkeling, skimboarding and hiking year-round, it’s also a...

Bogotá Nocturna, a Photo Essay

Bogota Nocturna is the name of these series of images showcasing the city of Bogota, Colombia at night. Taken by photographer and resident of the city Guillermo Restrepo, this photo essay shows Bogota under a different angle. Can you sense the loneliness of the streets...

Strolling Le Panier Neighborhood in Marseille, Southern France

The Télécran, a toy better known by its American branding Etch A Sketch, was invented in post-war France by toymaker André Cassagnes. One could not find a more fitting metaphor for Marseille, a city that had been given its most recent shake during that same...

On Top of the Techo: Building Homes in Latin America

If you’re looking for a memorable way to practice your Spanish while traveling through South America, forget about your hostel’s living room. Building a house with strangers in three days, without power tools, might be the best way to improve your language skills – and...