Tag: canadian family

Maldives

Maldives Photo Essay

The Maldives, a tropical paradise to say the least. Picturesque magazine advertisements come to life. The kind of tropical getaway you dream of with palm trees, white beaches, bright tropical fish and coconuts. This was my first-ever experience of an island paradise, and even after visiting countries like […]

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 […]

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 […]

Restaruant in Yazd

Iran Photo Essay

I have seen so much and yet there is so much more I haven’t.  We tried to get into Iran while we were in the area back in 2006 but were not able to get visa’s 😦 .  Although Ammon did finally get a visa and visit a […]

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 […]

Perparing dinner in the Thar Desert

7 Cultural Mishaps to Avoid

Last Tuesday on “The Road Less Travelled” (#TRLT) Twitter chat we discussed CULTURE and its idiosyncrasies. In today’s societies it’s cultures that clash and can be the underlying antagonisms that create confusion, misunderstanding and missed connections. In this digital age we are more synced  than any other time […]

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 […]

Mout Kazbek

Georgia Photo Essay

Whenever I mention Georgia, people instantly think of the USA state and few realize there is also a country called Georgia. We loved walking around the capital city Tbilisi, hiking to a secluded church on the top of a hill, wandering through a sprawling cave monastery carved in the […]

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 […]

Cote d’Ivoire Photo Essay

During our four-year journey around the world, we backpacked as a family down the West Coast of Africa. From Liberia, we crossed a slow-flowing river in a dugout canoe into Cote d’Ivoire AKA Ivory Coast. We spent four days travelling via local transport along the coast to reach […]

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. […]

Bikes hitching a ride, Burundi

Burundi Photo Essay

We entered Burundi via an overland border after crossing Tanzania, East to West from Dar Es Salaam. What a journey! Burundi was surprisingly green and mountainous and we loved staying on the lake beach. It was the first and only country where I’ve ever seen bicycles transporting large loads of […]

Bulgaria Photo Essay

We were in Bulgaria for just over two weeks and spent most of our time in the capital city, Sofia and relaxing on the beach in Varna. We met many locals and travellers. Strolled the streets of Varna eating ice-cream and soaking up the sun rays. We saw […]