The Tour d’Afrique: The Trip that Changed our Lives, Three Years Later

Posted on January 15th, 2011 by Dave and Deb

East Africa

The Tour d’Afrique 2011 kicks off today in Cairo, Egypt. It was this time three years ago that we started our transformation from working class career oriented professionals to adventurers and full time travel bloggers. It started out as a New Years Resolution on the eve of 2008. We were feeling blue after 2 years of working too hard and traveling too little. We were stuck in a rut. It was just after midnight on a very gloomy New Years Eve for us. We were watching TV and luckily a profile of ultra marathon runner Ray Zahab came on the CBC. We were instantly inspired and made a pact to do something extraordinary in the New Year.

Christmas Abroad, our lack of Holiday Tradition

Posted on December 21st, 2010 by Dave and Deb


It has been many a year since Dave and I celebrated Christmas on actual Christmas day with our families. We always tend to be traveling during the winter months and have yet to put down any roots to start a regular holiday tradition. So here we are celebrating another Christmas by ourselves in yet another country. This year it is Thailand and we will be kickboxing through the entire holidays. That will definitely help to take our minds off of not being at home.

Best Adventures of the Year

Posted on December 14th, 2010 by Dave and Deb


2010 is drawing to a close and it is the perfect time to reflect on the events of the past year. We have had quite an amazing year when we stopped to think about. It is funny, when it is your own life, you don’t really realize just how incredible things are while they are happening, but in retrospect, life can be quite extraordinary. I won’t lie, things haven’t been all roses. We worry about where the money will come from, what the future will hold and if we will ever feel comfortable enough to actually stop counting every penny that we spend.

Winter Activities in Canada you Just Cannot miss!

Posted on November 4th, 2010 by Dave and Deb


Canadian winter is a manifestation of nature’s harshness. In most parts of the country, people trudge through the snow for almost six months of the year, from November to April. Though some may prefer to hibernate, there are others who do not wish to fall prey to the boredom of cabin fever during the long winter season. The sense of fun coupled with the spirit of adventure of winter enthusiasts has given rise to diverse outdoor activities that are truly entertaining. Hence, to experience the excitement of Canadian winter, you need to participate in the following activities…