You arrive at a city. You’re confused by the ticket-eating machines at the train stops and the backwards spiderwebs of the transit lines. Continue reading “The Swing of Things”
Outside, the night has turned windy. Even through the closed window, you can hear the rasping of dry leaves in the dark and the slow creak of the unlatched backyard fence. You’re slightly feverish, energetic, immune to the cold despite the shortness of the days. A warm body lays next to you, telling you stories in the hopes that you’ll tire. You don’t, so you roll to your knees and open the window, leaning out to feel the breeze. Continue reading “Winter Winds”
Costs: transportation, accommodation while finding hosts, initial costs of joining the sites.
One way to help lower your travelling costs is to use HelpX, Workaway or WWOOF to nab free accommodation and food in exchange for a few hours’ work everyday. Continue reading “Free Travel with Work Exchange”
It’s officially winter in Melbourne, which means wool socks and a jacket and a tuque. Six of us pile into the van. We wrestle with the stubborn reverse and fiddle with the radio, and then we’re driving through the crisp sunshine across town, Glitch Mob carrying us as we wind around construction detours. Continue reading “St. Kilda: Penguins & Lentil as Anything”
When I moved to Vancouver last year, my new roommates took me on my first dumpster dive. Originally, when they asked me if I wanted to come jump in a dumpster to look for food, I was a little bit repulsed – but I was intrigued enough to join in on the adventure. Continue reading “Dumpster Diving”
After two months in Australia, my friends and I are (finally) not homeless. One would think that finding a five-bedroom house in a giant city wouldn’t be the ordeal that it was, but seeing as we’re a bunch of young vagabonds with no references and very little money between us, we got pretty lucky. Continue reading “Abode”