We have never taken for granted how lucky we are to have the freedom to travel and how lucky we were to have our first opportunity to visit a faraway land in 2000. If it weren’t for travel, we may not be together today and we would certainly not be living our dreams. Freedom to Travel Dave and I often talk about… Read More
Many people are looking for ways to make their travels more meaningful. People want more than just a party on the resort or a lounge on the beach.
Just picture a world drained of wildlife. Your first reaction may be this is impossible or unimaginable, isn’t it? It is a shocking truth. Several animals and birds are standing on the verge of destruction because of excessive poaching, illegal trading, loss of habitat, pollution and deforestation. One of the biggest challenges that the government, environmentalists and private organizations are… Read More
Many people feel that meaningful travel is strictly about going on a volunteering vacation, but there are many ways to make your travel meaningful. Dave and I have always added meaning to our travels. Be it traveling responsibly, raising money for a cause, stopping at sanctuaries or projects, and interacting with the locals, there are many ways to enrich your… Read More
Recently we had the chance to go dogsledding up in Haliburton, Ontario. We admit, we didn’t know a lot about dogsledding and had our doubts about how dogs react to pulling people on sleds. Do they really like it? Are they happy? While visiting Greenland, our hearts broke as we walked through “Dogville” in Ilulissat. The town has a population… Read More
Wouldn’t it be awesome to ride on the back of an ancient elephant? I know I always dreamed of doing it! Some of my friends already had photos of themselves from Thailand, propped up on the spine of an elephant, huge grins on their faces and arms flailing in the air; I wanted the very same! What I didn’t realize,… Read More
When people think of a safari in Kenya, they instantly envision sweeping landscapes of the Masai Mara. But a Kenya village visit is a must when exploring the country. It was a stop custom made by our guide Makau. He wanted us to experience the culture of Kenya and took us to his hometown village of Mbitini located three hours… Read More