Wilderness First Responder: A glimpse into a backcountry medicine course in Costa Rica

Written by: Mikaela Ferguson I've written about the importance of getting wilderness medicine training before, but committing to a course can be a bit daunting. What will it be like? What should you expect before, during and after?¬†Today I'm going through my experience with Wilderness First Responder, a course I did in 2017¬†with the Canadian … Continue reading Wilderness First Responder: A glimpse into a backcountry medicine course in Costa Rica

3 Important Reasons to Accept (and Embrace) Homesickness when Traveling

Written by: Mikaela Ferguson I've always found there to be this shame associated with homesickness. It starts when we're young; no one wants to be that camper, the one crying themselves to sleep because they miss the familiar comforts of home, the one judged by fellow campers or pitied by their counsellors. I, for one, … Continue reading 3 Important Reasons to Accept (and Embrace) Homesickness when Traveling