The Complete Guide to Finding Chiang Mai Apartments

One of the most popular requests I get from readers of JetSetCitizen is for apartment recommendations in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In most cities around the world, it’s difficult and expensive to find decent accommodations in trendy areas. Fortunately, Chiang Mai is not like most places. It’s, by far, one of the easiest and cheapest places to rent accommodations in the world. Even in the busy winter season, there are always apartments available. Although, you’ll have better cContinue Reading

Hungry In Montreal? Try These Picks From FlightHub

Montreal is famous for many things. One of those is its top notch restaurant scene. While new restaurants pop up all the time that can change the landscape, there are local standards that aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. I asked a Montreal-based online travel company called FlightHub to help nail down five great restaurants with different price ranges. FlightHub reviews specifics for just about every destination, but I figured they were especially equipped to help me discover restaurantContinue Reading

Travel and Babies

Our baby boy, JJ is 14 months old now and we’ve taken him to one of our favourite cities, Chiang Mai, Thailand. As you can imagine, my wife and I have a drastically different lifestyle than before having a child. We were definitely apprehensive about long haul flights with a baby, but so far everything about this trip has been great. Thailand loves babies, so we’re very grateful JJ has a chance to get so much attention from so many different people. Here is an update on how havContinue Reading

Calgary River Rafting: Exploring the Canadian Wilderness

Living in Calgary and other large cities around the world, it can be easy to forget how much pristine wilderness the world still has to offer.  Canada, in particular, offers some of the most raw and unspoiled natural areas in the world. White water rafting tours from Calgary are one of the best ways to experience that wilderness. What better way to explore the best of what Canada has to offer than rafting down the beautifully clean and sparkling waters of a Canadian river?  It’s allContinue Reading

What to Check Before Buying a Home at your Dream Place

Booking your accommodations for a long-term vacation can be catastrophic if you do not do enough research. You cannot just pick the first thing that comes up on search engines without researching the neighborhood, nearby shopping, local restaurants, transportation, entertainment options, etc. Those are few questions you’d need to ask before clicking on the book now option. After all, you’d want a place where you can definitely relax and enjoy yourself and not worry about a leaky roof whContinue Reading

We’re Having a Baby!

If you’re on my mailing list, you’ll already know that Motoko and I are having a baby. He’s only about six weeks away now. That will obviously bring some big changes. After 15 years of marriage, here are some of thoughts on our new lifestyle. I really like whether everything is going so far. I am Canadian We’ve decided to deliver the baby in Canada. Before and after the delivery we’ll need to have regular doctor visits and some stability in our lives. We were consideringContinue Reading

What Robin Williams’ Death Can Teach Us About Living

  Robin Williams was a brilliant actor and comedian. He was rich, famous and achieved every bit of the American dream, yet he was still human. Even the most successful can suffer from substance abuse and depression. Robin is certainly not alone. There is a long list of celebrities who lost their lives to overdoses or suicide. Achievement, wealth and all those things we typically equate with a dream lifestyle are often not enough. This post is not really about Robin Williams. I donContinue Reading

Floating Around Portland – WDS2014

I recently visited Portland, Oregon for the third time to attend the World Domination Summit. It’s an amazing event with world class speakers, great attendees and tons of fun activities. There are lots of people writing about how great the event was, so I’m just going to share this short video with some photos of me levitating around the city. Enjoy! … Continue Reading

How to Change the World – An Interview with Ben Randall of ‘The Human, Earth Project’

Can one person make a meaningful difference in the world?  Ben Randall is an inspiring example of what’s possible in this time of great abundance. I first met Ben in Thailand last winter. He told me his story of how he saved some money and then quit his job to travel to SE Asia to search for a kidnapped friend and raise awareness for the tragedy of human trafficking.  Since that time, Ben and his cameraman Moreno Paulon have successfully crowdfunded $12,000 to complete productiContinue Reading

12 Great Travel and Business Resources from 12 Authors at 90% Off

Are you an aspiring digital nomad, traveler or online entrepreneur? Here is a great collection of resources at almost a 90% discount for the next 72 hours. The best part is that $10 of every sale goes to the Pencils of Promise Charity to help build a school in Guatemala.  The offer ends on June 5th so act fast if you are interested. You’ll find a summary of all 12 resources below, but you can find out more information at The Paradise Pack. The Ultimate Guide to Frequent Flyer MileContinue Reading