Travel Philosophy

From letting it all go to getting the most out of any moment, we discuss our philosophies on travel, family and coping with life.

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Travel Paralysis: Problem Deciding On Your Next Adventure?

With a million possible places to see and visit, deciding on your next destination can sometimes be overwhelming. We've put off visiting certain places for far too long and are slowly coming to grips with the reality that our desire to see and explore everything the world has to offer isn't possible in one lifetime. We're conquering our travel paralysis and making plans. Here's a few tips for any of you in the same predicament...
Beautiful Ko Phi Phi Thailand 8 things travel has taught me

8 Things Travel Has Taught Me

After traveling extensively for the past ten years, I've learned a few things about myself and the world that I owe to a life on the road. This includes everything from the importance in choosing good footwear to how poorer countries tend to cherish their children more. In no particular order, here they are...
Australia's Whitsunday Islands Sailing Cruise

When It’s Time To Splurge

Like most travelers, we aren't made of unlimited money (wouldn't a trust fund be nice!). We save cash a lot of ways, from traveling during shoulder season, to bargaining and living more like locals.

There are times, though, that it makes sense to splurge a little and tell your inner Ebeneezer Scrooge to get lost.

How do you know when to tell your inner cheapskate to take a flying leap?

Micki and Charles on Motorbike in Thailand

One On One With A Barefoot Nomad: Why I Travel

People often ask me why I travel, and why it's so important to me. It's not about climbing the tallest mountain, or getting bragging rights by visiting dozens of countries. I love travel because of how it changes and enriches me. It makes me a better person.

I grew up in a little prairie town in the middle of Canada. Travel wasn't part of my childhood, and I never truly thought it would be a reality for me. I saw travel as too expensive, too exotic and just too far outside of my experience.

I dreamed of traveling, but I set my dream aside for the more practical things. Buying a house. University and graduate school. Responsibility. The status quo. Security. A stable job.

Life wasn't bad. But it just wasn't... good. I was going through the motions, living someone else's idea of what my life should be.

Something changed when I ...