Spain Wins the World Cup 2010!!

It’s truly a once in a lifetime experience. Coming from a country that doesn’t even make it into the World Cup, the chance I would be in the country that wins is pretty slim. But, on this crazy adventure all things are possible and I was fortunate enough to experience Spain winning their first ever…

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The Friday Five – The 6 Month Anniversary Edition

It’s a special edition of the Friday Five this week. I have been on the road for 6 months now and seen quite a lot. Therefore, this week we’re going to look back on some of the most amazing sites along the way and toast to being halfway around the world. Thank you for all…

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The Friday Day – Canada Day!


I am on the other side of the world, but that doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate my country’s national day. This week on the Friday Five I am giving you 5 ways to celebrate Canada Day, or any country’s day for that matter, while you’re abroad.

Happy Canada Day!

The Friday Five – Keeping in Touch with Home


When you’re out on the road, it is easy to get caught up in everything and forget to check in with those still at home. To help prevent this from happening, here are five helpful ways to keep in touch with your friends and family back home.

Lhasa, Tibet Pt I – Potola Palace and Jokhang Temple

They call it the rooftop of the world. It’s magical, the scenery is mesmerizing and the people are gentle and charming. This is Tibet. In this video my dream to visit Tibet finally comes true. Join me as I visit my first city, Lhasa. I explore Potola Palace and Jokhang Temple and see pilgrims praying…

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The Friday Five – Hostel Dorm Room Etiquette

It’s one of the most common accommodations for backpackers: the hostel dorm room. It can save you a lot of money but has the potential to drive you mad. This week on The Friday Five, I’ve got 5 tips to help you survive the dorm room experience and prevent creating enemies in your room. Leave…

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The Backpack with Brock Foodbyte: China Edition

I’ve been eating a lot of different food around the world, and on my 8th country, China, I discover that Peking Duck is the dish to try. Duck isn’t really my thing but I give it a shot anyways to bring you this edition of the Backpack with Brock Foodbyte. It is also recommended to…

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The Great Wall of China

It is the adventure I have probably looked forward to most in China and finally it has come around. Backpack with Brock is taking on the Great Wall of China. I have heard about it since I was a little kid, seen it in movies, books and online, still nothing could prepare me for the…

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