Hi we’re Dave and Deb from Toronto, Canada. Married for 15 years we have always lived a life less ordinary. It was only a year into our relationship that we relocated from Toronto to Vancouver to pursue our dream of being famous musicians. While things didn’t exactly go as planned, we did fall into the booming film business instead. Dave as a Rigging Gaffer and Deb as a Make-Up Artist.
It was after moving back to Toronto that we decided to buy a house and focus on our careers. The Toronto Film Industry was thriving and summers were spent working on Hollywood Blockbuster movies. We fell into the trap of working 14 to 16 hour days dreaming of our next vacation. Having months off at a time during the winters, we escaped the Canadian cold to explore such exotic lands as Asia, Africa, South and Central America.
Soon, travel defined us more than our careers and we searched for ways to turn our passion into a full time living.
It was signing up for the Tour d’Afrique, (the world’s longest cycling race) that we finally took the step to becoming full time adventurers. Deb was women’s champion and Dave won the prestigious title of cycling Every “Fabulous” Inch of Africa from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town. Since Africa we have gone on to drive 14,000 km from England to Mongolia in an ill suited car over rough terrain in the Mongol Rally and reached the bottom of the earth as we explored Antarctica by kayak and we even camping on the continent.
Living by our motto “Adventure is For Everyone” we aim to prove that you don’t have to be an uber-athlete, adrenaline junkie or a part of the ultra rich to be an adventurer!
We started ThePlanetD to inspire others to live their dreams. We’ve asked the tough questions “Are you Living the Life you Want?” And have proven that ordinary people can live extraordinary lives. We were named American Express Real Life Potentialists. When they asked us What does being a Real Life Potentialist mean to you? We said, we think it is someone who pursues happiness, someone who doesn’t settle because it is the easy thing to do and someone who follows their passion.
Some of our favourite adventures have been
Climbing to Mount Everest Base Camp
Practicing Yoga in India
Studying Muay Thai in Thailand
Going on Safari in Kenya
Diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa
We have made friends around the world
Tuk Tuk Driver in Sri Lanka
Interesting People from our Travels
And we’ve loved sharing every experience together as a couple.
By traveling as a couple, we have found that we can explore the world with a broad view by seeing it from two different perspectives. This has allowed us to experience different activities that we would otherwise avoid if traveling alone. We inspire one another, motivate each other, support one another and lend a helping hand when needed. It’s the greatest gift to be able to experience this life with the one you love.
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We also love sharing every detail of our life with our readers. People are fascinated with the life of a travel blogger and we tell it like it is. What you can expect if you choose to follow our path and how much fun it can be once you discover your passion.
What’s Next for Deb and Dave?
Dave and Deb are honoured to be 2013 American Express Ambassadors and Real Life Potentialists where they’ll be traveleing the world promoting a life style of realizing your potential and living your dreams. They also are continuing their work with Expedia.com as their adventure travel experts and they’ll be living like a local with House Trip as they explore Europe. Stay tuned for a lot more travels and adventures to come and thank you for following ThePlanetD.