Tag: backpacking. family

Malawi

Malawi Photo Essay

After a couple of months travelling by overland truck in Africa, we were back on local transport in Malawi. Although our travel style was instantly less comfortable, it was an experience to be shoulder to shoulder with local men, women and children again. We visited the capital city, […]

Finding FREEDOM Through Travel

Freedom means many things to different people, to most it means the Fourth of July, thinking in terms of countries and citizens. I want to share with you today the story of somebody who was in “prison” and through travel earned their personal freedom that is so necessary […]

Ireland

Ireland Photo Essay

Ireland was a breath of fresh air when we took a 3 week side trip there after 5 months in Egypt! Ireland’s glimmering green fields spotted with wooly sheep and deep blue skies with fluffy white clouds was a more than refreshing break from the hot, sandy bustle […]

Gadsisar Lake

India Photo Essay

India is a whirl of magic and chaos. Aromas, delicious and putrid hit you like a brick in the face. Colours bright, bold and glittering wash over you in a wave as you walk the streets. Traffic is an ever-changing, waving sea around you. Tuktuks, pedestrians, rickety bicycles, […]

Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau Photo Essay

Guinea Bissau was a remarkably interesting and unique travel destination that we had the privilege of passing through on our overland journey circumnavigating Africa. We arrived on local transport via Senegal and exited eight days later into Guinea. We met so many new people who became friends, took […]

Krokrobite

Ghana Photo Essay

Ghana will always have a special place in my heart. For many reasons Ghana was my refuge after months on a gruelling overland journey through West Africa using only local transport. It was here that we saw other foreign faces, heard English and could stay in a “backpacker” […]

Freiburg

Germany Photo Essay

Germany holds one of my earliest memories of having a desire to travel. Before I’d ever stepped foot abroad I was absolutely fascinated when I first heard about this far-off land in Europe where they had highways with NO SPEED LIMITS!!!! It was the first time I can […]

venders in Gambia

Gambia Photo Essay

Though our stay in The Gambia was quite short, just 8 days, we made many memories there and met a lot of new friends. We stayed with a wonderful family who hosted all 6 of us (my entire family!) through Couch Surfing. It was here with their family […]

countryside of Gabon

Gabon Photo Essay

Gabon was an amazing experience and has so many intense and incredible memories, some of the best material I simply MUST keep top secret for the book series! I loved visiting countries I’d never heard of before because it’s like a a piece of the world map lights […]

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 […]

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 […]

croatia

Croatia Photo Essay

We visited Croatia so many years ago on our family’s crazy four year adventure around the world. I think it was actually the SHORTEST stay in any country of that trip but that had nothing to do with our lack or interest. We stopped for a night in […]

Congo

Congo

We passed through Congo in just a few days. Despite a short visit, Congo made a lasting impression. A country full of barbed-wire, armed guards and police in the streets, patrols, dirt roads, river crossings, smiling children running next to our trucks, vast landscapes, bug bites and my […]

Cameroon freeway

Cameroon Photo Essay

What an experience! Cameroon ranks so highly as one of the most adventurous countries I’ve visited. We ventured through Nigeria headed south into Cameroon where we INSTANTLY hit a battle field of mud. We were so fortunate to have joined forces earlier on the road with other travellers. […]