travel

I’m glad I got fired

Just down the street from my new apartment is a restaurant that sells octopus. In South Korea, chopped octopus, served wiggling, is a delicacy. I haven’t tried it yet, but…

Leaving Town

In my mid-20s, I found myself stuck in my hometown putting my university degree to excellent use as a cashier. So I took a job in Thailand as an English…

Martlet Photo Contest

We asked people to submit their best travel photos—to tell the story behind their snaps. Here, they share details about the “bigger picture,” and why sometimes, travel is about more than…

Salt Spring Island, my ultimate Zen

Sometimes at night, I lie awake worrying about minuscule things like cleaning the house to big life problems that seem to lead to constant stream-of-worry-conscious, like whatwillhappenwhenIfinishschoolwillIfindajobIlikewillmyboyfriendtravelacrossthecountryforme? Sometimes I even…

Plight of the puma named Roy

A minimum of a month-long term is required for people working with the park’s cats. The rationale behind this is to help maintain a structured routine for the animals, as…

Taking a puma for a promenade

In 2012, UVic Biology/Geography student Travis Muir went to Bolivia for five weeks to volunteer at an ecological reserve and rehabilitation centre that houses jaguars, pumas, ocelots and a variety…