How to have the best trip ever! Travel Eater reveals her secrets ….

Perfect sunrise, Galapagos.

It’s worth getting up at 5 am if you can get a shot like this. Galápagos, Ecuador.

I’m giving an informal talk on November 12 about one of my favourite topics — how to have the best trip ever.

If you’re in Vancouver, I’d love for you to join.  It’s free (buy your own drinks and snacks), at the brewpub / restaurant Central City Brewers, near BC Place.

Please RSVP at Meet-Up Vancouver Travel Network.

Thursday, November 12

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Central City Brewers, 871 Beatty Street (at Smithe), Vancouver

Here’s the blurb.

How to have the best trip ever!

Travel writer / photographer Johanna Read gives an interactive talk about how to make your international trip the best ever, with tips and tricks to :

  • plan but not over plan,
  • pack light,
  • be confident and blend in,
  • stay safe and healthy, and
  • avoid scams, touts and problems.  

She’ll also share some simple things tourists can do to leave a destination in better shape than they found it. 

Johanna would be happy to answer your travel questions and give tips for any of the places she’s been recently (Morocco, Tunisia, Barcelona, Paris, Peru, Ecuador / Galápagos, Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia), New Zealand, Australia, Panama, Namibia, South Africa, and China).

Johanna is an avid traveller — in the last year she visited six continents, usually solo. She writes freelance for a variety of Canadian and international print and online publications; find links to all her writing and social media at

Hamming it up in Pingyao, China. Photo by Hilary Duff.

Johanna hamming it up in Pingyao, China. Photo by Hilary Duff.

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