Tag: the road less travelled

Mauritius

Mauritius Photo Essay

“Mauritius – Lobster dinner, kitesurfing, beaches, swimming with wild dolphins, walking with lions and driving a segway on safari. Enough said!” – Savannah “Mauritius is a small African island nation just east of Madagascar.  Not the typical destination for a trip around southeast Asia.   As a personal rough rule of thumb […]

Mauritania Photo Essay

Mauritania definitely is not your typical travel destination. Our time spent in this hot, sandy country was far from a holiday. It was filled with adventure, camel rides through the Sahara Desert, unforgettable experiences and friendly people. In the capital city, Nouakchott, we were blown away by the […]

Mali

Mali Photo Essay

It wasn’t until I was in West Africa, 3 years into a global escapade with the family that I learned TIMBUKTU was actually a real place that existed in the far, sandy reaches of Mali (a country I had previously never known existed). Full of adventure and new […]

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, […]

Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuania Photo Essay

Mom and I visited Lithuania for the first time last summer on our 10 country 10 capital city road trip through Scandinavia and the Baltic States. We drove south into Lithuania from Latvia and exited into Belarus. The highlights were the quaint, old capital city of Vilnius and […]

Liberia

Liberia Photo Essay

  In 2008 my family backpacked through Liberia, only a few years after the recent and intense civil war they experienced in their country. We stayed with a lovely local family we found via Couch Surfing and they welcomed us into their home for a whopping three weeks […]

Lesotho

Lesotho Photo Essay

Lesotho is one of two countries landlocked within the country of South Africa, the other being Swaziland. It holds the record for being the country with the highest low point, that being 1,400 m. Of all the 111 countries I’ve visited Lesotho is the only one I haven’t […]

High over the Rockie Mountains

TEXTURES of TRAVEL

Travel is all about enhancing the senses. In its basic form travel is about going on a wild ride to discover textures of the world. Watch the waves crash and foam on sandy shores as you journey coast to coast, marvel at the jagged peaks of barren ridges […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ireland

Ireland Photo Essay

Ireland was a breath of fresh air when we took a 3 week side trip there after 5 months in Egypt! Ireland’s glimmering green fields spotted with wooly sheep and deep blue skies with fluffy white clouds was a more than refreshing break from the hot, sandy bustle […]

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 […]