Tag: Adventure

SAINT LUCIA in PARADISE RIDGE

We made it safely to Saint Lucia, country #109,    and had a gorgeous 45 minute drive with a private chauffeur who was extremely friendly, informative and enthusiastic about his country. He took us to the steps of the Ladera Resort where we were welcomed with smiles, cold […]

On Our Way

I just wanted to say a final farewell as I spend my last hours in The Netherlands as a single woman. If you missed the announcement on my social media accounts, Kees and I are flying to ST LUCIA to get married!!!! Our destination wedding will take place […]

Danakil Depression

Ethiopia Photo Essay

When people think of Ethiopia they may imagine poverty, barren earth and children with flies crawling around their eyes. We travelled overland through Ethiopia from Kenya into Sudan. The Ethiopia we saw over three weeks was full of big smiles, gorgeous, green and mountainous landscapes. We camped in […]

Amsterdam

Achievements

Today we celebrate our 3 year anniversary on “The Road Less Travelled” (#TRLT) Twitter chat! I can not believe that three years ago Shane Dallas and I founded this amazing chat and have not missed a single week in all that time! I don’t think either of us ever […]

Old Town Tallinn

Estonia Photo Essay

Mom and I visited Estonia on our amazing 10-Country, 10-Capital City Road Trip we did earlier this summer! We absolutely loved exploring Scandinavia and The Baltic States, especially Estonia. We travelled from Helsinki to Tallinn with Tallink-Silja Cruise Line which was a lovely experience and way to set […]

The Great Pyramids of Giza

Egypt Photo Essay

Egypt is a land of history and magic. We spent a whopping five months living there and it was definitely an unforgettable period of my life with extreme highs and lows. It is surreal to walk through history in the steps of ancient pharaohs and slaves along the […]

Havana, Cuba

Cuba Photo Essay

Unfortunately I have not yet been to Cuba but LUCKILY someone in my family has been. Earlier this year, Ammon and Sasha went to Cuba and this is what he has to say about Cuba: “Cuba is a hard country to write about without getting political because it […]

Dominican Republic Photo Essay

Dominican Republic was my second trip to the Caribbean and I loved it. It was a very special trip because we celebrated Kees’ mom, Maria’s 80th birthday there with his whole side of the family at an all-inclusive resort. We had such a wonderful vacation enjoying buffet meals, […]

Sihptromatum Series

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT

I’ve been distant and dishonest. I realized it last week when I received a message from one of my biggest and youngest fans, Nicole Martel. She discovered my book series when she met me at one of my book signings in Vancouver, Canada. You may remember her from […]

Djibouti Photo Essay

Ammon is again the only one of the family to has been to Djibouti so this is his story.  Someday I will get there too I hope. Djibouti. It is a small Arab mostly desert country, home to a lot of foreign military bases and NGO-type organizations but […]