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 […]