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We carry within us all the mystical power we need to transform our world.

Anthon St. Maarten

I'm Jo.

I am from a small town in British Columbia... and although I grew up here, I have been traveling all of my life.  There is nothing I love more than exploring the world and I might even be addicted.

I have always been a writer, either obsessed with highlighting the excitement of my exploration .. or focusing in to the characters that make the trip interesting.  Join me as I celebrate the journey...

Joanna McBride Bio

Joanna McBride is a freelance writer and travel blogger based

outside of Vancouver, Canada.  Her focus is on more personal experience and she is the explorer behind My Crush on the World. Joanna has the unique ability to embrace the frequent

mishaps of solo travel in a humourous way. 


Always wanting to go farther, stay longer and see more,

she chronicles the places she visits and the people she meets along the way.  Joanna has written business features, travel stories, reviews, and profiles for a variety of websites,

magazines and newspapers.


Some of my Ramblings

Embrace the realization that each day can bring adventure, no matter where you are in the world,

but sometimes life is a little bit better when you're in a really cool place.

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Join me as I live my dream of travelling the world!  If you would like to, you can buy me a coffee to celebrate my journey 💙

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Perfect Vision is a women's empowerment group based in Arusha, Tanzania.  The mamas of Perfect Vision come from  heartbreaking backgrounds  including HIV, rape, abandonment, and levels of poverty that are impossible for most westerners to imagine.

HIV  remains extremely prevalent and stigmatized in Tanzania, especially for women who are often abandoned by their partners, families, and friends. Happy set up Perfect Vision as a way for struggling women to support each other, stop the shame, learn new skills, and improve their lives. The group has roughly 10 members at a time, and aims to provide the women with the necessary skills and means to live independently.

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This Bridge

This bridge will only take you halfway there, to those mysterious lands you long to see:

Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fairs and moonlit woods where unicorns run free.

So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wondrous worlds I've known.

But this bridge will only take you halfway there... 

The last few steps you'll have to take alone.

Shel Silverstein

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