Alana ~ Geography teacher that is committed to exploring and experiencing as much of the world as possible. Continuously amazed by how beautiful the world is, and how much there is still to learn! Lover of ice cream, elephants, politics and live music. Currently breaking in her 3rd backpack. Favorite cities: Barcelona, Cartegena de Indias and Luang Prabang. Most magical travel destination: Morocco.
Daryl ~ One of my dreams is to travel to Antarctica. It’s going to be tough for me since every North American winter, I am busy teaching high school mathematics. But it will happen one day. I am sure of that. I also like to travel to cities and I like to draw buildings. Some of my favourite cities that I have visited: New York, Medellin, Montevideo & Florence.
How Did This Blog Come About?
Where to begin…well, the idea for this blog came to us on a beach in Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. How original right? Two thirty-somethings writing gratuitous posts about how they galavant around the world while other people are stuck at work. While it may seem at times that we work in order to travel, we are here to prove that your dreams of adventure don’t have to die with a 9 to 5 job.
This blog is designed to remind us that our careers and travel can co-exist — that backpacking isn’t just for gap year students.. for young people.. or for hippies. Times have changed a bit for both of us. Daryl now showers on a regular basis on his trips, and I am have been known to stuff more than one pair of high heels in my pack…. A 16-person dorm room now sounds like a terrible kind of hell to both us, and we will splurge on a taxi to get us to the train station rather than walk 3 miles in the blazing sun to save 10 dollars. However, we are proof that your vacations can be filled with adventure, surprises, and wide-open itineraries at any age, and time of your life.
We know that there are thousands of travel blogs out there in the world wide webs, and many that are much wittier and more articulate than ours. But… we have amassed some pretty amazing stories over the years, and this is a chance for us to write about some of the funny, frustrating, mind-blowing and meaningful moments we’ve experienced. It’s also a chance for us to share some travel tips for those that might be embarking on their own adventures.
We are super excited to post stories from trips in the future, and those from the past. We live in the Pacific Northwest… so we will be writing about some of the things to do around Vancouver as well. Feel free to comment and share your own stories.. we’re always looking for travel tips from others, or updated news and events from some of the places that we visited long ago.