As I go through my disjointed notes from our winter trekking expedition to the Missinaibi Headwaters of Northern Ontario, Canada, I had to laugh at some of my sentences. “What did I get myself in to?” “Why would anyone want to do this?” “Who in their right mind says -26 is a good day?” I always love writing notes in… Read More
Epic adventures take your adventure travel one step further to get the hearts pumping.
Tomorrow, the legendary dog sled race known as the Yukon Quest begins. 18 dog mushers from around the world will be taking part in a 1000 mile race from Alaska to Whitehorse. Hank DeBruin of Haliburton Ontario will be one of those racers and we had the opportunity to go out with Hank and his racing team for a Yukon… Read More
My hands were shaking when our guides Val and Solan told us to prepare to jump into our kayaks for our first sea kayak adventure in the icy waters of Antarctica. We had taken a zodiac off the ship to calmer waters with our kayaks in tow and now it was time to start paddling through brash ice, around icebergs… Read More
As we speak, we are in Egypt speaking at a travel conference. Nearly 4 years ago to the day, we are back in the country that changed our lives. It was in 2008 that our entire adventure began and ThePlanetD was born when we flew into Egypt for the start of the Tour d’Afrique. We had no idea what we… Read More
The Mongol Rally was a great challenge entering countries like Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. The border crossings were quite the adventure unto themselves. But it was the landscape and people we met that will make the Mongol Rally one of our greatest adventures. There’s a lot of prep and planning from Visas to selecting routes and choosing what gear to bring…. Read More