Tag: backpacks and bra straps

Kyrgyzstan Photo Essay

Kyrgyzstan, one of the very first countries I travelled to back in 2005. What an experience it was, even for the most worldly of travellers, and especially a 15-year-old greenhorn like me. The highlights of our journey through Kyrgyzstan include a crazy taxi ride with what we assume […]

Erbil

Iraq Photo Essay

My brothers have both been to Iraq but under very different circumstances.  Ammon of course went as a backpacker and Skylar as a USA Marine.  Ammon has lovely memories while Skyar unfortunately not. Ammon has this to say today: “Iraqi Kurdistan is another misunderstood and controversial piece of the political […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ferry to Denmark

Road Trip to Stockholm

Mom and I attended our first European TBEX (travel blogger convention) in Spain last year and immediately afterwards bought our tickets for this year’s in Stockholm, Sweden. A year passed in a snap and before we knew it, TBEX was two weeks away. Then a week!!! And we hadn’t planned […]

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 […]

Happy Hatchday Echo

I want to say a belated happy birthday to our precious owl, Echo, who shares the same hatch/birthday as me.     She turned ONE on June 14th!   Mom has done an amazing job with her, slowly training her to fly to her for love without the tethers. For […]

Great Wall of China ,China

China Photo Essay

China. Wow. What can I say other than, it changed my life. Forever! And not just because I grew my boobs there. This is a country that prior to our grand world escapade, meant little more to me than the cliché of “digging a hole in your backyard to […]

2016: 26th birthday in Germany

Birthday Travel Tradition

Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the love of my life! Since Kees and I share the same birthday week, for the past few years we’ve done a traditional birthday holiday. This year Kees decided to go with his African drumming band “Tranzulu” to Terschelling, a northern Dutch Island, to […]

Chile Photo Essay

Country #102 for me and it did not disappoint. On our 6 week trip in South America, Kees and I changed our plans at the very last minute and decided to fly to Easter Island from Lima, Peru. What a fantastic plan! We were fortunate to have had […]

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. […]

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is one of the most

Brunei Photo Essay

It’s completely irrelevant because only people who know “Bill Nye will get this, but every time I hear Brunei I hear, “Brunei The Science Guy.” This tiny, little Asian country, on the island of Borneo and completely surrounded by the Malaysian State of Sarawak. Brunei is one I […]

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