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Pamela MacNaughtan
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Day One of my train ride across Canada was spent in Northern Ontario, a gorgeous menagerie of trees, lakes, and rock. Tomorrow we enter Manitoba. 
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When I started thinking about my return to Asia my plans were pretty basic, fly to Bangkok, get an apartment, go back to writing full-time. Well, things have changed a little bit and September is now brimming with travel adventures.
Facebook15Twitter3Pinterest0Google+0When I started thinking about my return to Asia my plans were pretty basic, fly to Bangkok, get an apartment, go back to writing full-time. Well, things have changed a little bit and September is now brimming with travel adventures. The adventure begins...
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I have spent most of August bouncing off the walls, ready to grab my backpack and fly out the door. I’ve been frantically working on this blog, getting back to being more active on social media, and write more often. I’ve been in a really good place, and now that I’m a week from departure I’m in a bit of a limbo. Thankfully I have a couple distractions.
I have spent most of August bouncing off the walls, ready to grab my backpack and fly out the door. I’ve been frantically working on this blog, getting back to being more active on social media, and write more often. I’ve been in a really good place, and now that I’m a week from departure I’m in...
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"Daniel’s spin on world travel is quite a bit different than many travellers, his focus was on volunteering, instead of going in search of the next temple, or full moon party. You have to admit, it’s a great travel theme; experience the world, while giving back wherever you can.

Travelling with a purpose, it’s something I wish more of us would do, and something I am trying to do more of myself as I return to the road in a couple weeks."
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Women have been kicking ass and taking names for years, it’s time we hear more about them! As a female traveller I thought it would be interesting to do a little research into my fellow women of gumption, and came up with this post of kick-ass female travellers.
Facebook0Twitter0Pinterest0Google+0Women have been kicking ass and taking names for years, it’s time we hear more about them! As a female traveller I thought it would be interesting to do a little research into my fellow women of gumption, and came up with this post of kick-ass female...
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Vancouver is one of my favourite cities in Canada, which is one of the reasons why I plan to relocate there when I return to Canada, after gallivanting around Asia like a boss. But this post is not about how to relocate to Vancouver, it's about what to do an see when visiting one of Canada's best cities.
Vancouver is one of my favourite cities in Canada, which is one of the reasons why I plan to relocate there when I return to Canada, after gallivanting around Asia like a boss. But this post is not about how to relocate to Vancouver, it’s about what to do an see when visiting one of Canada’s...
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This trip, my return to Asia, wouldn’t be happening if my Dad was still alive. If he was still here I would be at my Mom’s house, I’d be working and trying to help pay for his care.

He’s not here though, and I need to go. I need to find myself, to figure out how to be the woman I want to be, without my Dad around to act as my rock, my centre.
Facebook0Twitter0Pinterest0Google+0This is it, I’ve hugged my Mom, grabbed my backpack and day bag, and boarded a bus to Union Station in Toronto. Tonight I’ll be laying on a single bed with a white fluffy duvet, the sound of the train clicking along the tracks and the gently sway of the...
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How Not to Travel the World: Adventures of a Disaster-Prone Backpacker is an easy read, the perfect kind of book to read on a long train or plane ride. I love the way Lauren relates her experiences, the raw honesty, with dashes of humour. Lauren is not afraid to write about her anxiety and innocence, sharing to a point where you may feel uncomfortable, but while there is a level of innocence I had not expected, there is also strength and resilience.
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Over the past 48 hours I have struggled to write a post about Bangkok, starting and stopping four or five times. After the first bomb went off at the Erawan Shrine I started receiving texts and private messages, “Are you still going to Bangkok?”, was the question everyone was asking. My answer, a resounding, “Yes”.
Facebook0Twitter0Pinterest0Google+0Over the past 48 hours I have struggled to write a post about Bangkok, starting and stopping four or five times. After the first bomb went off at the Erawan Shrine I started receiving texts and private messages, “Are you still going to Bangkok?”, was... #bangkok
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Departure Fever: when you’re two weeks away from departure, and you want to book all the things cause it makes you feel like you’re traveling now? Yeah, that is what I am going through right now.
Facebook0Twitter0Pinterest0Google+0 Departure Fever: when you’re two weeks away from departure, and you want to book all the things cause it makes you feel like you’re traveling now? Yeah, that is what I am going through right now. The last year or so has been challenging and intense, and in...
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When I wrote my post of packing a carry-on backpack for a multi-month trip I made a comment about being an overweight traveler, but I didn’t emphasize it, and as such I have been receiving questions from readers wanting to know what they should pack as an overweight person.  So, here I am, writing a more defined packing list post. I hope this helps!
Facebook0Twitter0Pinterest0Google+0When I wrote my post of packing a carry-on backpack for a multi-month trip I made a comment about being an overweight traveler, but I didn’t emphasize it, and as such I have been receiving questions from readers wanting to know... #overweighttravel #packinglist
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In Seattle I tend to stay either downtown, or with a friend. And I can almost always be found wandering around the market, buying fresh cheese curds from Beechers, and walking along Post Alley. Seafood is my go-to food choice in Seattle – Etta’s being one of my favourite places. Of course the laid back lifestyle in Pacific Northwest is also a huge draw.
Facebook0Twitter0Pinterest0Google+0Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Snapshot. This week I’m taking you stateside to one of my favourite spots on the west coast, Seattle. While Seattle tends to receive a ton of rain, I’ve always been lucky on my visits and ended... #seattle #sundaysnapshot
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Travel Writer, Blogger, Photographer, Social Media Community Manager
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  • BootsnAll
    Columnist, 2015 - present
    Weekly travel columnist
  • Cultures and Cuisines
    Business Development Manager, 2015 - present
    Brand outreach for Cultures & Cuisines.
  • Savoir Faire Abroad
    Founder & SEO, 2010 - present
    A travel and lifestyle blog about finding ways to design a passionate lifestyle through travel, food, and life experiences.
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Québec, Quebec, Canada
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Banff, Alberta, Canada - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Penang, Malaysia - Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Chiang Mai, Thailand
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traveler. writer. photographer
Introduction
I'm a traveler, writer, and photographer. I've travelled in Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America. I've driven from Prague to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. I've taken road trips from Toronto to Calgary a few times, and spent a month travelling through Mexico by bus. I write about bespoke experiences, savvy cultural travel, and sometimes my luxe indulgences. 
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  • ODSS
    1989 - 1994
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How To Travel In Countries That Scare You | Pamela MacNaughtan
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I’m Returning To Southeast Asia!
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