Summer Millet Salad

Yes, millet! Have you cooked with it yet? I’m all about these grain-like seeds. Like quinoa, millet is a seed that cooks like a grain, and because it’s a seed, packs a pretty good protein punch. It’s nutty and delicious and perfect for a summery grain salad like this! Ideally, your summery veggies are grilled …

Six Reasons to go to the Balkans Right Now

After two and a half weeks backpacking around the Balkans, I’m already planning my next trip there. From the people we met to the things we saw, we had a fantastic time. So why should you think about going to the Balkans? So many reasons! 1. It’s cheap! Compared to western or central Europe, oh man are …

Beautiful Bosnia

We’ve spent the past six days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and my mind has been blown by this beautiful, resilient country. I’m still trying to wrap my head around everything we’ve seen, done, and learned about here. It’s a complicated place though. It almost seems as if the 1992-1995 war never really ended here – …

It’s no problem

Albania and Macedonia aren’t usually countries you hear that are high on people’s travel lists. They certainly weren’t high on my list. But after going to India for the month, I wanted to go somewhere to justify that massive plane ticket. Most of the places that top my current travel list (Malawi, Borneo, Northern Africa) are too …

Making Connections

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the connections we make when we travel. It’s one of my favourite things about travel. I love that moment when the wall between you and a complete stranger comes down and, despite differences in culture or language, you understand each other. I’ve spent the last three weeks learning about health …