Tag: world travel

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 […]

Israel

Israel Photo Essay

Today’s photos are of another country I have yet to visit. Mom, Dad and Ammon went to Israel from Egypt by bus after our long 4 year journey together had ended. “A fascinating mix of people of different religions living together.” – Dad “There is so much history […]

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 […]

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, […]

Gadsisar Lake

India Photo Essay

India is a whirl of magic and chaos. Aromas, delicious and putrid hit you like a brick in the face. Colours bright, bold and glittering wash over you in a wave as you walk the streets. Traffic is an ever-changing, waving sea around you. Tuktuks, pedestrians, rickety bicycles, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]