Author: Kendra

How to Stay Healthy While on the Road!

Picture this. You’re on a trip of a lifetime, having a blast. You’re seeing phenomenal sites, experiencing amazing things, and chowing down on every delicious thing in sight. Suddenly, your stomach starts to feel a little funny, your head starts to be a little achy, or your nose starts to be a little stuffy. Then BOOM: full-fledged illness takes over and next thing you know, you’re confined to your hotel room! Crap. As you wallow in your misery, you start to wonder how you could have avoided this mess. Was it the shady street food? Or the salad at...

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Cities of the Dead: New Orleans’ St. Louis No. 1 and No. 2 Cemeteries

I know it isn’t everyone’s thing, but I, for one, love old cemeteries. I love the history, I love trying to imagine what someone’s life was like, and I love photographing the tombstones. Some of my favourite cemeteries so far have been in Cuba, Turkey, and England. Now, surprisingly enough, I’ve added the USA to that list! The cemeteries in New Orleans are generally called “Cities of the Dead”. Visit any of the historic cemeteries and it will quickly become evident why – the rows of ornate tombs complete with iron fences certainly make it look like a neighbourhood!...

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Should You Sail the Mississippi River on a Steamboat?

As much as I can be a cranky pessimistic cynic, sometimes even I can get caught up in the romance of history. Which can get frustrating because it almost always lets me down. Which in turn annoys my inner pessimist into whispering, why did you expect otherwise? Unfortunately, I had this experience in New Orleans. For some reason, I thought a historic steamboat ride along the Mississippi River would be great. Doesn’t it sound great? It wasn’t. In fact, if it wasn’t for some very bad luck, it would have been a very boring trip. It is not often...

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Who Am I?

My name is Kendra and I am a cubicle escape artist: I try to find ways to keep my job which is in a cubicle while also trying to escape it as often as possible.

When I travel, I’m generally that solo female you see wandering with a camera firmly clutched to her face as she traipses around while narrowly avoiding being hit by some form of local transportation.

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