About

Hi, my name is Caroline. That’s me, strolling in Egypt’s spectacular White Desert. I love this photo. I can feel how energized and happy I am. I’m addicted to travel and outdoor adventures. I crave the surprise, beauty, chaos, rush and calm. When I’m not traveling or travel planning, I dream, read, and write about traveling. I earn money for my adventures as a freelance writer and editor (sometimes I get paid to write about cool places…this makes me very happy). Welcome to my blog.

What do I write about?

My posts are all first-hand accounts of my travels and activities. I’ve traveled to 5 continents and almost 50 countries. Not all my posts are from far-flung spots; many are from my “backyard” in beautiful British Columbia. I particularly enjoy active travel, so you’ll see posts about hiking, scuba diving, kayaking, and biking in some really sweet spots.

Meet my frequent travel companions

I pitch, plan, and work out all the logistics. Usually, my hubby (Mike) and sometimes, my son (Alex) come along for the ride. They (especially the old one) usually have fun, though at times they are less than amused. The young one, who’s in university now, is still waiting to go on his dream trip: a malaria-free, luxury all-inclusive Caribbean beach holiday. Hopefully one day, he will look back fondly at the wild and wonderful places I’ve dragged him to, and maybe one day, I will surprise him with an all-inclusive…meh, probably not!

My guys looking less than amused on the last stretch of the Kosi Bay Trail, South Africa.

My guys looking less than amused on the last stretch of the Kosi Bay Trail, South Africa.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.”— Unknown

 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”— Mark Twain

 

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  1. That photo of your son and husband looking so irritated is hilarious!! It just makes me laugh so much. As the mother of three ( now adult ) sons, I can totally relate. 🙂

    The Mark Twain quote is one of my favorites.

    Caroline the photo of you in Egypt is stellar! I always enjoy reading you. You are both physically more adventurous. More the way I would LIKE to be ideally. Ha ha 🙂

    Peta

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    • Yes, their expressions are priceless, and that photo always makes me laugh.
      Thanks for all the nice compliments Peta. I feel the same way about reading your posts and admire your deep understanding of other countries/cultures. What you and Ben are doing by living/working in other countries is very brave/adventurous (also, ideally something I would like to do).
      Cheers, Caroline

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  2. We have many things in common, but our destinations are wonderfully different! Of course, we have some in common, but I look forward to reading about many places here that I have not been. I had to laugh about your son’s travel preferences. My youngest once asked with a whine, “Why do we always have to go to foreign countries? Other kids get to go to Disney World!” One summer, we even left him home after so much griping (well, really, at camp in NC) while we hiked the Tour du Mont Blanc with our other kids. Flash forward a few years, and he’s leading his college friends on a tour of Eastern Europe! I think the experiences stick with them, even if under-appreciated at the time!

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    • Thanks so much for stopping by, your comments (and following). I look forward to checking out your blog. I’ve just returned from some travels and it will take me a bit to catch up.
      I totally agree that travel experiences stick with our kids, even if they whine at the time. Your son passed-up the Tour du Mont Blanc!!! That one is high on my ever-expanding list. Good to hear he’s making up for it now.

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  3. When our son was young he longed for what he called a “gear free” vacation. He’s on his first trip as an adult with his wife. They went to Japan and specifically avoided bringing anything like hiking boots and hiking gear. At least he’s traveling.

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    • That’s funny! At least we’ve introduced our kids to travel and the wonders of nature. I’m sure some of it sticks. Japan is on my least of places to go. I’ve heard such great things about it lately (my brother-in-law is backcountry skiing there now..lots of gear!)

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      • I agree with you about Japan and it’s place on my travel list. But, we’ve had a lot of family and friends go there recently and my wife is starting to get that twinkle in her eye about the place. You may just see some photographs from there on my blog sometime.

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  4. Being in the White Desert (top photo) just a few weeks after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in early 2011 was a very special travel memory for us. Not only is the White Desert absolutely stunning, but we had the place to ourselves. The wonderful Egyptian people were still full of hope about their future, and tremendously grateful for the few tourists who were visiting. We loved our trip to Egypt and in retrospect our timing couldn’t have been better. I feel badly that things haven’t turned out for Egypt and that their important tourism industry has suffered so badly.
    I love both those quotes and couldn’t decide, so put them both in.
    Thanks for your comments!

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  5. I love your top photo too and yes, you look genuinely happy! Your second quote by Mark Twain may have been the motivation we needed to start traveling but your first quote describes perfectly why we keep traveling. Here’s to more breathtaking moments! Anita

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