The Planet D Press And Media

Dave and Deb are well-known travel personalities in both online and mainstream media. They were named one of the top 10 Travel Influencers in the World by Forbes Magazine.

The Planet D, won the 2014 and 2015 Gold Medal for Best Travel Blog and Best Photo Illustration of Travel by the Society of American Travel Writers.

Named Top 10 Travel Influencers in the World by Forbes Magazine

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The Planet D was named one of the top 10 travel influencers in the world by Forbes Magazine. Forbes has also named them one of the top Instagrammers in Travel.

Dave and Deb have been featured in major Canadian and international media outlets, such as The Today Show, National Geographic, The Globe and Mail, BBC Travel, CTV News, CBC Radio, The Travel Planners Radio Show, Lonely Planet and The Huffington Post and here are a few of our favourite appearances. 

Selected Media

TV Appearances

TV Appearances

Media Features

Media Features



Radio Interviews

Radio Interviews

Video Features

Video Features



Selected Mentions

CheapOAir - Best Travel Instagrammers to Follow
USA Today 10 Best Travel Instagrammers to Follow
Travel and Leisure Best Travel Pinterest Accounts to Follow

Forbes: Best Travel Apps
Haper's Bazzar - Best Instagram to Follow
Reader's Digest - 12 Instagram Travel Accounts to Follow
Daily Mail - Best Travel Couples to Follow
Huffington Post - Travel Couples to Follow

Click here for our full list of media and appearances

Awards and Mentions

Travel Blog Wins

  • Top 10 Travel influencer in the World by Forbes Magazine
  • Winner: Best Travel Blog PTBA Asia
  • Winner: 2016 Best Travel Blog by NATJA (North America Travel Journalism Association)
  • Winner: 2016 Best Travel Blog TBC Asia
  • Winner: 2015 Lowell Thomas Best Travel Blog Award by SATW (Society of American Travel Writers)
  • Winner: 2015 Best Travel Blog by NATJA (North America Travel Journalism Association)
  • Winner: 2014 Lowell Thomas Best Travel Blog Award by SATW (Society of American Travel Writers)
  • Finalist - Best Travel Blog - 2014 - GoMedia Canada
  • Best Adventure Blog, Period - O.A.R.S
  • Winner Best photography Travel Blog Manfrotto
  • Winner Best Photography Travel Blog - Bloggy Awards - 2013

Photography Wins

  • Winner Lowell Thomas: 2018 Best Portrait Photography
  • Winner -2018  NATJA Gold Portrait Photography
  • Winner - 2018 NATJA Gold Arts and Culture Photography
  • Silver - 2018 NATJA Architecture and Nature Photography
  • Bronze - 2018 NATJA Arts and Culture Photography
  • Bronze: 2018 Best Wildlife Photography
  • Winner: 2016 Best Overall Excellence in Photography by NATJA (North America Travel Journalism Association)
  • Winner: 2015 Best Overall Excellence in Photography by NATJA (North America Travel Journalism Association)
  • Winner: 2014 Lowell Thomas Best Illustration of Travel Award by SATW (Society of American Travel Writers)
  • Winner: Best Wildlife Photographer 2013 by SATW (Society of American Travel Writers)
  • Silver: Best Photo Illustration of Travel - SATW
  • Silver: Landscape Photography - NATJA
  • Bronze: 2016 Overall Excellence in Photography - NATJA
  • Bronze: Overall Excellence in Photography - NATJA
  • Finalist: Photography: Landscape, Seascape in an Online Publication - NATJA
  • Finalist: Photography: Nature - Online Publication - NATJA
  • Finalist: Photography: Photo Essay - Online Publication- NATJA

Writing Awards

  • Bronze Rio Favelas - SATW Lowell Thomas 2017
  • Bronze: Special Focus Travel Articles - Internet: Local Lifestyle: 2016
  • Finalist: Special Focus Travel Articles - Internet: Cruises: 2016
  • Finalist GoMedia: Expeditions are Glamorous in Retrospect: 2014

Internet Awards

To see more media, appearances and awards visit our Media Page

To  find out more about how to book for speaking engagements click here
For TV appearances, Interviews & Travel Articles, visit their Media Page.

If you have any questions please contact us below.

We can be reached at theplanetd (at) gmail (dot) com

Curious Animal - Tips from the World's Best Travel Bloggers
ThePlanetD Takes on the North - Media Planet/Toronto Star Feat
Everyday Adventurers Blogging All Over the World - BlipFoto
Putting the Adventure in Travel - BBC Travel
Polar Adventure, Camping Antarctica - Weather Network
Covington Travel - An Interview with ThePlanetD
What's in My Camera Bag -
Traveler Time Out - DivergentTravelers
Travel Writing 2.0
Johnny Jet - Dave and Deb Q&A
C.C. Chapman - Interview with Dave and Deb
Living the Life More Passionate
Best Couple's Adventures - Men's Health
The Art of Adventure page 1- The Globe and Mail
The Art of Adventure - The Globe and Mail
End of the World - The Toronto Star
Behind the Lens Flight Centres
Big Blogger Interview- My Destination Inof
Confessions of a Travel Addict
Get Inspired - Mo Safer
Travel Style with Johnny Jet -7 Questions for Top Travel Bloggers ThePlanetD


Travel Writers Hail Irish Ruins to Rival Machu Picchu - Irish Independent
Yahoo Travel - Best Instagram Filters for Travel

Oh How Pinteresting - Award Winning Adventure Couple - Pinterest

Social Media Couple's - Mashable
Meet ThePlanetD - Best Air Matress
A Coffee Break with ThePlanetD - Van Houtte Coffee Blog
Travel Tuesday - ThePlanetd - BesudesAbroad
ThePlanetD stops by - Roots Buzz
Living our favourite Adventure - Our Favorite Adventure
Get Inspired - Mo Safer
Advice for new Travel Bloggers - Contented Traveller
Roots Buzz
Travel Tuesday Q&A -
Share Where I've Been - Canada's Adventure Couple
Forms of Identification - BBC Travel
Out of the Ordinary - Metro
Digital Travel Market Predictions - Travelllllcom
Livin' On PlanetD - Hostel Life
7 Questions for Top Travel Writers, Tripping
Waiting to Board  - Cheap Flights
Road Double, TeleTravel HDTV - Russia
Get inspired by ThePlanetD - Wonderlust Adventures
50 Tips and Advice from 50 Travel Experts

Discover Ontario Summer with ThePlanetD - Ontario Travel
Finanical Times - The Cruel Mountain: Photo Credit
Best Bar Experiences - Canadian Traveler
Discover Ontario with ThePlanetD

F-Stop Gear, Nature & Landscape - Dave Bouskill

Dave Bouskill f-Stop Staff Pro
Behind the Lens with Dave Bouskill, Flight Centre
A Winter Getaway to Whistler with ThePlanetD
National Geographic TV - How Not to Get Locked Up Abroad
Blogger Bucket Lists - Expedia - ExpediaCaht Experts
Quark Expeditions - What Gear to Bring with you to Antarctica
Adventure Travel on a Budget - A Brighter Life CA
Brighter Life CA - Take an Adventure Trip to a closer relationship - How To Travel on a Budget
Toronto Star - Knee Infection puts Race in Jeopardy
Toronto Star - Living Not Watching Adventure
Brave New Traveler - And They Stoned Me: The
Joy of Cycling in Ethiopia
Traveling Star Stumblers - The Best of StumbleUpon -
Life, What's Work Got to do with it?
Around the World with 40 Bloggers - Lonely PLanet
BootsnAll Travel - Bungee In Zambia

Best of Manitoulin Island, NorthEastern Ontario Travel
Ottawa Outdoors Magazine - When Bloggers go whitewater kayaking

ThePlanetD Rides Ontario

Pinterest - Introducing Place Pins for Travel
Northern Ontario Travel with ThePlanetD
Expedia ViewFinder Articles
HouseTrip Diplomat articles and videos
National Geographic - Untamed Americas
Tips for First Time Visitors to Hawaii - US City Traveler
Intrepid Express Blog - Dave and Deb Love Eating Local
Intrepid Express Blog - New Year New Adventure
Toronto Star - Couple Pedals to Victory
Toronto Star - Detour To Kilimanjaro
TravelWritersExchange - Why Travel Writers Really Need a Niche
How Travel Changed us - Breathe Dream Go
Using StumbleUpon To Plan a Vacation - StumbleUpon Blog
Brave New Traveler - What Can Travel Teach You About the American Dream
Journey Woman - 12 things You'll find Difficult in Northern India
Travel Writers Exchange - How to Manage Your Blog While Traveling
Travel Writers Exchange - How Canada's Adventure Couple Came To Be
Travel Writers Exchange - Increase Your Audience by Adding Video
TravelBlogs - Negotiation: The Art of Traveling With Your Loved One
BootsnAll Travel - Thaipusam at Batu Caves
BootsnAll - Climbing Mount Kinabalu, Borneo
BootsnAll - Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Awards and Mentions


2016 Best Travel Blog - NATJA
2016 Excellence in Online Media Photography -NATJA
2015 Best Travel Blog - Lowell Thomas, Society of American Travel Writers
2014 Best Travel Blog
Best Photo Essay, Lowell Thomas, Society of American Travel Writers
Must Read Blogs for 2015 - TripIt
20 Top Travel Bloggers - Workout Trends

10 Best Travel Couples - USA Today
Top 10 Travel Bloggers on Instagram - Thompson Holidays
10 Amazing Photographs Taken by Bloggers -
Off Track Planet's 9 Favourite Bloggers of 2013
A Brighter Life's Favourite Money Bloggers, 2013
15 Best Travel Instagrammers to Follow - Johnny Jet
15 of the Best Travel Photos Taken with an iPhone- Huffington Post
Tenmania - 50 Travel bloggesr to follow
Hostel Bookers - Travel Blogger Awards, Most Helpful Travel Blog
Travel Bloggy Awards - Best Photography Blog - Destinology
Local Experts and Italy Ambassadors - Charming Italy
24 Best Travel Blogs - Fathom Away
Viator's - Top 25 Travel Blogs of 2011
Travel Pods, Top Travel Sites

Best Travel Blog - Finalist GoMedia
Best Photo Essay - Finalist Go Media
10 Instagram Accounts to Make you Happy15 of the best photos taken on iPhone - Huffington Post Top 25 Adventure Travel Bloggers to Follow - FlipKey
7 Instagrams that will make you want to travel - Yahoo Travel

7 of the best Travel Photography Blogs - Inside the Travel Lab

Society of American Travel Writer's - Best Wildlife Photography
Financial Times - Everest's Deadly Demand - photo credit
Social Media Today -Pinterest and Travel, a Match made in Heaven

Best Travel Blogs, Social Media Platforms - ShipmateBlog

Best Travel Blogs by Manfrotto

Hostelbookers - Best Couple's Travel Blog
Huffington Post - Top Travel Blogs to Discover
Austin Lehaman - Top 10 Best Travel Blogs - 500 Most Influential Travel Bloggers
Matador Network - Twelve #Travel Tweeps Twittering
Matador Pulse - 5  Matadorians to meet Right Now, The Couples Edition
Tripping Top Travel Blogs