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Retire and travel the world for less than living in Canada? Let me show you how.

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What is a slowmad?

What is a slowmad?

Slow travel is the opposite of being a typical tourist. Instead of staying in a large famous city for two nights with a packed itinerary and then moving on to the next city or country, slowmads will park their butts in the same place for weeks or even months.

Scared? Do it anyway.

Scared? Do it anyway.

Courage is being scared and doing it anyway. You may have your own list of what requires bravery. Everyone is different, and everyone gets scared, trust me.

How it all began

How it all began

In the past four years I’ve lived through a pandemic (solo), a devastating heartbreak, a job layoff, a reno-viction from my apartment, three close friends moving away, two cancer scares and my horse dropping dead. At one point I realized if a clown had invited me into the woods, I would have just gone.


West Coast Watercolours

Watercolours inspired by the rich abundance of life on Vancouver Island.


About me

I was born and raised on beautiful Vancouver Island and grew up on horseback in a rural area. When I was seven, our family spent a year in a beautiful hill town in Mexico while my father earned his masters degree in fine arts. I suppose that’s where my love of travel began.

Since that time, I’ve whitewater rafted in Austria, dodged water buffalo in Laos, snorkelled in Costa Rica, fallen off a galloping horse in Turkey, swum with a wild beluga whale in Nova Scotia and thrown a giant centipede out of my bed in India.

Through a series of (un)fortunate events during the pandemic, I found myself in the position to semi-retire and travel the globe. I’m not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, but I have figured a few things out and would love to share them with you, if you want to come along for the ride!



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