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Trip Notes: Boquete, Panamá

My best girl, Julie, was spending some quality time in Central America so I couldn’t resist the opportunity to join her (plus we’ve never travelled together, whaaa?). We met at the surprisingly elegant hostel Casa Colon in San José, Costa Rica. After a quick beer and sleep that felt more like a nap we headed straight for Panamá. Read more…

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Guest Post: Baku, Azerbaijan

From my friend Clint who brought us Yes, you can be a tourist in Afghanistan comes another destination less traveled—Azerbaijan.

“Conceived by Zaha Hadid Architects, the elegant Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan has been awarded Design of the Year by the London Design Museum. That makes Hadid the first woman and the first architect to win the award. Read more…

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Trip Notes: NYC Weekend

Another hot, extra-long weekend in NYC! Here’s the run down of what we did with recommendations that can (for the most part) be enjoyed all summer long: Read more…

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The Book Shop

The Book Shop in Oakland, California. Pretty much the best place, except I’ve never been there.

They carry vintage and rare publications (like Petite Planète!), and have a penchant for beautiful objects and furnishings. Read more…

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A Smitty for Let’s Get Lost!

I’m really honoured to announce that Let’s Get Lost is a runner-up in the Independent Travel Photo Journalist/Videographer category at the 2014 Smitty Awards by Travel + Leisure magazine, among some inspiring travel-loving individuals and businesses leading the way online.

Ken and I are off to New York for the awards next week, so I’ll tweet and post some party pics soon.

Most importantly, thank you guys for loving and supporting this little, wanderlusty corner of the internet. Heart is feeling full.

Aaaaand… Happy Canada Day & World Pride. Lots to celebrate.

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Live from Belgrade Transit

Live from Belgrade Transit

I’ve long been getting a laugh (and the occasional face palm) from the Facebook account Live from Belgrade Transit. Riders submit photos from their daily commutes bringing to life many of the city’s urban legends, while also poignantly underscoring some of the social issues that face Belgrade today.

The added bonus are the hilarious/philosophical/offensive comments that accompany each image—that is if you speak Serbian.

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The Traveler: Julie Gélinas

Julie recently decided to take off. She left her job, apartment and dog (in good hands, not to worry) and went to Central America. The trip extended for several months. She volunteered at Costa Rican yoga/surf retreats, zip-lined through the jungle, crossed some borders on foot and indulged her inner foodie. Julie also happens to be my best friend, so it was really quite perfect to spend the tail end of her travels together, exploring Panama.

Here is Julie’s Traveler Q&A:

1. Dearest /funniest/ strangest childhood travel memory?
It’s a toss up. When I was a kid my dad worked for the Canadian Foreign Service and when I was 3 we moved to Trinidad. Read more…

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Aleks’ Art Board: Lucerne, Switzerland

Illustration by Aleksandar Janicijevic.

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