I've heard some incredible paths over the years, but none have been as physically phenomenal and as moving in purpose than that of Nick Lawson. You don’t cross paths with a special soul like this every day. If you follow Finding Your Path Book's social media, you would have seen a photo from Africa this week, taken by my sister, Sande, who was visiting an old school friend there. But this wasn’t just any old trip to Africa. Sande was visiting 27-year-old, Nick Lawson, who's r
The Star spoke with travel experts for tips on making your first overseas adventure simple and cost-effective. If you’ve never ventured abroad, planning and booking an overseas trip can be an intimidating experience. To simplify the process, and to ensure you get the most for your money, the Star reached out to three travel gurus: Farah Salim, co-founder of the airfare website Next Departure, Mary Zajac, public relations specialist at Expedia, Inc., and David Solomito, vice-p
Is this the year you explore a life overseas? If so, this article by Travel + Leisure has you covered... Whether you're moving to London to study abroad for a year or working in Bali indefinitely, the process is entirely manageable. It's finally happening: After weeks, months, even years of dedication, hard work, and patience, you've been offered an opportunity to live abroad and experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. After you've shared the very exciting news with everyo
Across Australia, schoolies has become a rite of passage for school leavers. Traditionally, it’s a week of celebration that marks your transition from a school life to adulthood, no matter what you’re planning to do afterwards. However, in recent years we’ve seen schoolies take on a whole new edge. Now, we’re not saying that a little partying here and there isn’t good (there’s definitely cause for celebration when you finish school!) but we also know that a week of partying i
Before my first Singapore visit in 2013, I'd heard one constant thing about this place, over and over again - "It's a very clean city." Is this something you've heard too? Surely it's impressive if each time you say Singapore you hear "clean". I was so eager to see how clean this place really was. Did the buildings shimmer? How clean were we talking? I remember finally arriving and almost being let down. But sure - it's clean comparative to it's neighboring Asia countries. Ho
It's easy to fill your bag to the brim - whatever size you're taking, just because you can. But, what are the 'must takes' when going on a trip? The necessities that will make your travels smooth sailing, while keeping you from cramming in the kitchen sink. After spending my fair share of time living out of a suitcase these past few years, the process of packing has gone from an overwhelming and exciting process to now just checking off my list. Here are my musts, no matter w
There's nothing I love more than exploring new places. Looking at the world map that I've marked out all the places I've been, so many great memories flood back. At the same time, I feel overwhelmed by how many places I have left to see! The world is so big! In saying that, I've covered a fair bit of ground in my 32 years roaming the earth. So, when trying to pick my top 5, it really feels like I'm having to decide between my favorite friends. After some serious thought and a
They say "Life is all about learning". After more than 35 hours driving and approximately 1,500 miles - I wanted to spend a moment to reflect on the adventure. Here are 5 things I learned along the path from Denver, Colorado back to Los Angeles, California: 1. Leave the phone in the car. It's no use taking your phone with you when you go countryside exploring. There's never any service around, no matter how high you jump. 2. Don't attempt to walk more than 100 steps when you'