Thrifty Wanderlust & Adventures


Benelux Trip

A lonely cabin in rural Belgium for three months of gardening with many weekend trips across western Europe and a grand finally in Amsterdam and across Holland.

Benelux Trip Photos

Adding Things Up: Benelux Trip

Back to Montréal, thanks for reading, thanks to everyone who helped me out, hung out with me, showed me good time, see ya next time! Numbers: 90 Days 6 countries 20 cities 8 rides hitched 5 nights spent outside 1… Continue Reading →

Netherlands Part 5: Maastricht + Liège

Only a couple of days before my flight back to Montreal from Brussels, and nowhere to go after various plans fell thru. The days in the Netherlands were feeling heavy on my shoulders, I realized the party had to end… Continue Reading →

Netherlands Part 4: Utrecht

I had been convinced to try and hitch hike from Amsterdam to Prague to see Jena and Bec by the last person who picked me up. I set off at 8am, but couldn’t get a ride at all out of… Continue Reading →

Netherlands Part 3: Texel Island

Lots of walking had to happen, but I made it to Texel Island from Amsterdam after two hitched rides, a ferry, and a bus. Summer had not yet decided to settle upon the Dutch island, a cold wind was coming… Continue Reading →

Netherlands Part 2: Amsterdam

Within about 15 minutes I got a ride from a middle aged, classy lady driving a fancy car. She drove me right to my hostel door. I spent the first few days mostly by myself going to every free exhibit… Continue Reading →

Netherlands Part 1: Rotterdam

I packed up and closed up the cabin on a sunny Friday. Some co-workers stopped by, others I saw later that day for some after work beers, I hadn’t really made much friends here so it wasn’t a very hard… Continue Reading →


Ghent is similar to Bruges but bigger, younger, and with less tourists. At the train station I met up with Jana, a friend of a friend who was going to show me around for the day and found me a… Continue Reading →

Bruges, Knokke

The “Venice of the North” as its called here, Bruges is a pretty little tourist town with the price to match. The city is sits on top of medieval canals and filled with endless little parks, narrow cobble stone streets,… Continue Reading →

Jemelle, Cologne, Aachen

A year ago I hosted a couch surfer in Montreal and we got along well so decided to make the trip to Cologne to go see her. While waiting for my train in Jemelle I found some sort of abandoned… Continue Reading →

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