Tag: travel memoir

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 […]

Malaysia

Malaysia Photo Essay

I have not been to any of Southeast Asia yet.  I really look forward to the day I get too.  Ammon, Mom and Dad have all been there and loved it.  This is what Ammon has to say: “Malaysia feels like multiple countries in one. It is conservative […]

Top things To Do in St Lucia

Saint Lucia is an absolutely stunning island country in the Caribbean. Saint Lucia had been on my radar for years and was even MORE than I dreamed it could be. It is the only country that I have ever said, “I could live here,” again, and again, and […]

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 […]

Condor in Peru

Natural Diversity of Peru

Last week on Twitter we delved into DIVERSITY on “The Road Less Travelled” (#TRLT). Because Peru is so diverse and multi ethnic, combining multiple heritages, they consider they are citizens of a national group rather than part of a heritage. The cuisine, the fashion, the historical one-of-a-kind gems, […]

Iceland Photo Essay

This is a destination I am excited to see some day. Thanks to Ammon, the only one in the family that has managed to reach this beautiful country, for all the great photos. This is what Ammon has to say about it. “Iceland is a very rewarding destination. […]

Guinea

Guinea Photo Essay

I have been to Guinea twice now and going back the second time, after our family’s unforgettable backpacking trip around the world, gave me a completely different view of the country. The first time I was beat up by the road and it was hard to see past […]

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 […]

Tikal National Park

Guatemala Photo Essay

Ammon, Sasha and Mom joined up in Mexico and backpacked down to Guatemala together.  This is what Mom had to say about the trip. “It was amazingly fun to put the backpack back on and meet up with Ammon again after so many years. I was completely surprised […]

India

Colour Photo Essay

Last week on #TRLT Twitter chat we discussed COLOR! Due to it’s visual nature, I felt the best way to capture this topic was with a bright and captivating photo essay from around the world. Let me take you through the emerald, horse fields of Mongolia, past the […]