Date Archives November 2013

Travel More For Free

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Here are some easy life hacks to help you get on that next flight out of town:

1. Switch all your bills to a rewards credit card. This is an easy way to get a free flight somewhere, switch your Hydro, Phone Bill etc.. to your credit card so you can start accumulating points faster.

2. Look into international house sitting. This can be an easy and free way to stay somewhere you have always dreamed of and get paid for it. There are several websites available to match homeowner with house-sitter: TrustedHousesitters.com , MindMyHouse.com and Housecarers.com. Also offer some ideas or trades to owners of Airbnb.com.

3. Volunteer as crew on a sailboat. Check out findacrew.net  for listings.

4.  Join CouchSurfing and WWOOF. Both sites are awesome online networks that help travellers connect with local hosts. CouchSurfing members are willing to give travellers a place to sleep for a night or two. WWOOF connects travelers with organic farmers who want to trade room and board for an extra hand.

5.  And lastly if the above are too nomad/gypsetter for you try finding a job that allows you to travel. Try out these careers: Flight Attendant, Au Pair, Peace Corps Volunteer, Busker, Geologist, Cruise Ship Jobs, Yacht Sailor, Navy Sailor, Tour Guide, Travel Agent, Travel Nurse, Freelance Writer/Photographer or try out being an ESL Teacher.

Interview with Phillip Thomas | 33 Mag

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I first met Phillip Thomas years ago when he snowboarded for a little company called, FORUM snowboards and lived in Whistler, BC. Like many other Canadian hopefuls he was living off of a minimal “Canadian Pro Boarder” wage and in Whistler day in, day out trying to make it big. Next thing he knew he was hit with a blessing in disguise, Phillip blew out his knee for the second time and snowboarding was suddenly out of the picture. After the accident, Phillip packed up and moved to the big city of Vancouver and set his sites on a new profession: film. He wasn’t the only ex-snowboarder to head in that direction, Lukas Huffman, the director of ‘When The Ocean Met The Sky’ also spawns from professional snowboarding. At one point being claimed to be the next ‘Craig Kelly’, Lukas traded it all in for a career in filmmaking. I sat down at Our Town cafe in Mount Pleasant to chat with Phillip about the making of the film, the Kickstarter crowd-funding pursuits and the journey along the way… Read the full interview here.