The adventures of a clumsy 30-something Canadian female, who frequently trades a well-paying job and a collection of ballet flats for nomadic adventures and toweling off with what is essentially a sham-wow. I started the blog in January 2011 when I embarked on a five-month solo backpacking journey and regularly post updates on the sights, sounds and foods that I experience during my ongoing adventures.

If you have questions about a particular place I’ve visited or would like the perspective of a well-travelled female, drop me a line at trippingroundtheworld (at) gmail (dot) com.

Please give the blog a follow if you like my ramblings! Happy travels.


4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi,

    My name is KC Owens; I’m a college student who loves to travel! While cruising the Internet, I found Tripping Around the World and really enjoyed reading your posts. Personally, I think traveling is a necessary part of life as you’re exposed to all sorts of new cultures and experiences. While enjoying time abroad, I’ve found it’s crucial to fully understand the dangers that you might encounter along the way. These mishaps are part of life and certainly part of travel but it’s always a great idea to take preventive measures to help ensure your safety while abroad.

    I was hoping that you would allow me to write a post for your site to share my travel safety tips with your readers? I put a lot of time and passion into my traveling and I would love to help others by offering safety advice as a result of the mistakes and triumphs I’ve had. I look forward to hearing from you!


    KC Owens

    1. Hey there! Can you shoot me an email at trippingroundtheworld (at) gmail (dot) com and we can chat further?

  2. Hey there from a future Canadian RTW traveller! What have you found is the best way to exchange your Canadian currency without incurring crazy banking fees? Is trying to find an ATM that’s affiliated with my Bank my only option? What are your experiences with this?

    1. Hey Nicole! I ended up getting an Interac Plus card (mine’s from TD). I didn’t want to have to keep switching Canadian currency and for the most part the card has worked in every country I’ve visited, and I don’t pay fees to use it. You do have to keep a minimum balance in the account to avoid fees, but it’s been worth it! Let me know what you end up doing, and also where you’re heading to!

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