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How (And Why) I Spent A Month in Peru

A week ago I returned to Canada after spending a month in Lima, Peru. I realized I did a terrible job explaining to people what I was doing down there for so long. A lot of people ...

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Categories: Peru, Remote Year, Travel Tips

An Interview With YQR Affirmations

I didn't know her name, and I didn't ask. She wore a pretty red dress. She had an iPhone, and an Apple smartwatch and ordered a Hibiscus Berry kombucha and a Coffee Glazed Donut ...

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Categories: Canada, Regina, Saskatchewan

Unboxing Canada – Nunavut

It's been 23 years since Nunavut became a new territory in Canada, but I'll admit, beyond that, I know very little about it. I know the capital is Iqaluit and it's on Baffin Island ...

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Categories: Canada, Nunavut, Unboxing

What Does “YQR” Mean?

Regina is filled with a variety of fun and interesting locations, but each one of them has something in common: the letters YQR. It doesn't matter if you're eating (#yqrfood), shop ...

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Categories: Canada, Regina, Saskatchewan

The Cathedral Village Arts Festival Is Back!

Many years ago, when I lived right on 13th Avenue, the Cathedral Village Arts Festival was right outside my door. I remember it because I volunteered at one of the booths during it ...

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Categories: Canada, Regina, Saskatchewan

Mystery Makeup Box From nomakenolife

I can probably count, begrudgingly, the number of times I've been forced to wear makeup, usually by my sister or my girlfriend. But I can honestly say this is one of the few times ...

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Categories: Asia, Unboxing

Ukrainian Handmade Sask Unboxing

Handmade Saskatchewan is a Regina-based handmade-only vendor located at the Southland Mall. I've shopped there a few times over the years, and I am currently working my way through ...

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Categories: Canada, Ukraine, Unboxing

Your COVID-19 Stories

Where were you when you first heard of COVID-19? It may have been the day the lockdowns were announced, or it may have been when Italy was overwhelmed with patients, or it may have ...

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Categories: Canada, COVID-19, Spanish Influenza

Why Did Putin Invade Ukraine?

On February 24, 2022, Russia began a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine, attacking through the south from Crimea, the east via the contested areas of Donbas and Luhansk, and t ...

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Categories: Chernobyl & Pripyat, Europe, History, Ukraine

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    5 Weekend Destinations In Saskatchewan

    The past few weeks have been really busy for me, with a lot more time at the office and a lot less time travelling. Thankfully, the weekend is just around the corner and with it co ...

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    Categories: Canada, Saskatchewan

    Birthday Freebies in Regina – Updated for 2024!

    I originally wrote this article in 2020, but since then it's become one of my most popular articles -- and one that needs to be updated the most frequently. Some businesses closed, ...

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    Categories: Canada, Regina, Saskatchewan

    How Does a Buddhist Celebrate Christmas?

    With the holiday season upon us, many people have begun asking me if and how I plan to celebrate Christmas. This is a good question, and I completely understand the confusion since ...

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    Categories: History

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