Tag: family travel

Indonesia Photo Essay

Again this weeks country is on my wish list.  Mom, Ammon and Dad have all been there though. This is what they say about it: What a beautiful country with its 17000+ islands, excellent diving,  more volcanoes than anywhere else, rare animals, exotic ruins and 8 UNESCO World Heritage […]

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 […]

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 […]

Helsinki Cathedral

Finland Photo Essay

 This summer (2016) Mom and I did an amazing road trip from The Netherlands to 10 countries, 10 capital cities. Our journey took us through all Scandinavia and The Baltic State countries. We arrived in Helsinki via Tallink Silja Cruiseline from Stockholm, Sweden. Finland was a definite highlight […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chad Photo Essay

Another Central African country I have not yet had the pleasure of visiting. This Photo Essay I post vicariously through my amazing brother, Ammon who had the opportunity to travel to Chad a few years ago. Here are his words about his experience. Enjoy his CHAD photo essay! “Well, […]