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26 year old Canadian, Dutch resident travelling to every country in the world (111 so far) to become the first Canadian female to visit them all. Bestselling travel AUTHOR and founder of popular #TRLT Twitter chat.
Last week on #TRLT Twitter chat we discussed COLOR! Due to it’s visual nature, I felt the best way to capture this topic was with a bright and captivating photo essay from around the world. Let me take you through the emerald, horse fields of Mongolia, past the splash of florescent yellow blooms dotting the Amazon Rainforest, dive into a tense World Cup final while dressed all in rich Dutch orange cheering for your team, and then I’ll let you relax in front of a fiery sunset in the Sahara desert.
Hand crafted, patterned mosaic tile work on one of Uzbekistan’s many historic wonders that was already standing when Genghis Khan arrived to conquer in the 1200s.
Soaking up spring in Alkmaar, The Netherlands where the tulips are your neighbours.
The Poor Man’s Galapagos, a series of craggy rock formations inhabited by expat Galapagos feathery and scaly creatures. – Peru
While bamboo pole rafting down Jamaica’s river we stop for a quick drink at Tarzan’s abandoned restaurant
From so high up, it’s almost a moonscape, this river carves its way down to sea level through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.
Pick a dye. Any dye! Life in India is transformed by stunning colors. Because they celebrate a new holiday every few days, floral colors are available everywhere in India for their lively festivals.
Drop-dead, cloudless blue washes over a neighborhood in the Blue City of Jodhpur, India.
This lonely cabin in an isolated outpost guards an empty field in the mountains of Austria. Even color doesn’t stop to visit, nor do we.
The slippery mud, constant downpour and miserable damp in the Surinamese Rainforest can’t erase my smile or the pure joy of just being there.
One hasn’t lived until they’ve spent their 80th birthday parasailing over the mirrored waters in Dominican Republic. We salute Oma Maria.
The sun slips between the covers in a magnificent display of power on the abandoned coast of Gabon.
The great blue hope for our future worn by uniformed school children in Democratic Republic of Congo.
I learned the definition of freedom atop a magnificent horse dashing across the endless fields making up 60% of Mongolia.
Waking up in the morning to breaking off an icicle treat to suck on under the famous peaks of the Swiss Alps.
Serene moment in a sliver of orange in British Columbia, Canada the only sound being the thrashing of a fish at the end of the line.
The immensity, the color and the spirituality within the living walls of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul overwhelmed me. I never wanted to leave.
As the world quiets and a creamy guava curtain of clouds spreads across the Sahara sky, I’m reminded of the color blessings gifted to me by every country that I pass through. -Mauritainia
On site while starring in a commercial, I tip-toed through the suds on the endless stretches of beach along the Dutch coastline.
They write songs, sonnets and plays about this kind of natural beauty. Making a living is harder in most parts of the world where success is determined by your own manual labor. End of the day returning in Chitwan National Park, Nepal.
Arms and legs out the window and everyone say, “cheese”! Family hijinks traveling by train through the tea fields on the island country of Sri Lanka.
A rich jewel chest of autumn color announces winter in Vancouver, Canada
It’s a game of tag racing each other to the base of the impressive glacier carved peaks in Leukerbad, Switzerland.
Tromping around Africa for eight months in a fully equipped, self-built truck we ran into this man, who I made my husband.
Writing this I was renewed. Renewed by the living color that details my travels to stunning, faraway places. Sharing these personal photos with you energizes me again, and I am moved to discover more color on the road again.
JOIN US today on “The Road Less Travelled” Twitter for a conversation about CUISINE at 1pmNYC/6pmUK. Share your best CUISINE experiences and the best flavors from your life abroad. Search the hashtag #TRLT to find us and don’t forget to include the hashtag in your tweets to participate with your fellow travellers! We’ll take turns inspiring each other. You can find me each and every week hosting alongside my fellow travellers Shane Dallas (public speaker, visited 100+ countries), Jessica Lipowski (accomplished author and “foodie”) and Anton Magnin (specialist in family travel).