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
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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
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.
We were talking the other day about all of the things that we were afraid of before we left on our cycling tour through Africa. We had traveled around the world before, but this was something completely different. After all, it was going to be our first time camping in the desert and in the jungle, it was going to… Read More
My lungs are burning as I gasp for breath in the thin mountain air of Mount Kinabalu. I have been climbing for two hours in the darkness and I ask myself repeatedly, why am I doing this? Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo My husband Dave has talked me into conquering Mount Kinabalu, Borneo but I am having my doubts. Am… Read More