Tag: traveling family

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, […]

Macedonia Photo Essay

Macedonia represents a lot of strong feelings for me as it was the place where I almost lost my sister and where our family trip ended…or so we thought. Don’t want to give too many spoilers so you’ll just have to wait for Volume 4 of the Sihpromatum […]

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 […]

Jordon Photo Essay

In 2006 after a short stop back home in Vancouver, Canada, Jordan was our second beginning of our trip around the world. With my dad and my first love in tow, we landed in the ancient city of Amman, Jordan and met back up with my brother Ammon […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Krokrobite

Ghana Photo Essay

Ghana will always have a special place in my heart. For many reasons Ghana was my refuge after months on a gruelling overland journey through West Africa using only local transport. It was here that we saw other foreign faces, heard English and could stay in a “backpacker” […]

Mout Kazbek

Georgia Photo Essay

Whenever I mention Georgia, people instantly think of the USA state and few realize there is also a country called Georgia. We loved walking around the capital city Tbilisi, hiking to a secluded church on the top of a hill, wandering through a sprawling cave monastery carved in the […]

Havana, Cuba

Cuba Photo Essay

Unfortunately I have not yet been to Cuba but LUCKILY someone in my family has been. Earlier this year, Ammon and Sasha went to Cuba and this is what he has to say about Cuba: “Cuba is a hard country to write about without getting political because it […]

Djibouti Photo Essay

Ammon is again the only one of the family to has been to Djibouti so this is his story.  Someday I will get there too I hope. Djibouti. It is a small Arab mostly desert country, home to a lot of foreign military bases and NGO-type organizations but […]

Ferry to Denmark

Road Trip to Stockholm

Mom and I attended our first European TBEX (travel blogger convention) in Spain last year and immediately afterwards bought our tickets for this year’s in Stockholm, Sweden. A year passed in a snap and before we knew it, TBEX was two weeks away. Then a week!!! And we hadn’t planned […]