Tag: Shipromatum

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

On the Island of Samos

Greece Photo Essay

Shortly after Mom and I split from our RTW family backpacking trip the first time, Bree and Ammon headed into Greece to vist Thessaloniki on there way to Turkey. They shared wonderful photos and had many great memories shared with locals they met via couch surfing that had […]

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 […]

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 […]

Easter Adventures

A typical day adventure at this household will often involve mud, motorized vehicles and accidents! I suppose others’ Easters would have been spent quite differently… “Shall we take the quads out?” “Sure let’s do that.” A few minutes later there were five boys in my yard loading up […]

Bringing Smiles to Paris

“My thoughts and prayers go out to loved ones of the victims of a terrible tragedy. We must stand together, hold hands, be strong and remember that the majority of us WANT peace! We are with you France. #prayforparis #parisattacks” A week before the tragedies on Friday the […]

Chile

Easter Island

Easter Island was never on our itinerary. But because we got sick, and because anywhere east of Lima was unattainable for us by land due to the Andes’ giant barrier of high altitude stretching vertically from Venezuela all the way from south to the tip of Argentina, our […]

Arequipa Peru

Overland travel is always my favourite mode of transport, not only because I hate flying, but because I love to see the countryside. In this case, the downside of Peru was the scenery along the coast. It just wasn’t as captivating as I would’ve hoped and reminded me […]

Aerial View of the Nazca Lines

After a quick stay in Ica we headed southeast to Nazca to see UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Nazca Lines. Once again, the landscape was very desolate. It amazes me how after visiting more than 100 countries, everywhere is different and yet similar. The drive to Nazca reminded me […]