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The Freedom of the Bicycle: Cycling Home from China

While I was travelling the Silk Road to Afghanistan I met Mark on the road to Kashgar, China. Mark is a person I am honoured to call my friend, and an incredible person for what he is doing. By cycling the world he is able to accomplish two tasks. Mark is able to see and travel the world while helping children go to school. This is such an admirable mission that all travellers should applaud. This is Marks story, he is still currently on the road and not back in Canada yet. But his journey is coming to an end soon. There are those of us who travel because we love it, and there are those who give back at the same time and Mark has done just this. Read Below and learn more about my friend Marks incredible Journey cycling from China all the way back to Canada!          Read More

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Just Travel!

This video is made from a compilation of my travels. I called it “Just Travel”. It’s named this because its purpose is to inspire others to get out the door and just travel like you have always wanted to. Traveling is an incredible experience. So many people procrastinate and end up not traveling. Watching this video can maybe help change your mind and get you on that plane to destination awesome! As the saying goes; the key to happiness is spending your money on experiences rather than possessions. 100% of this video is shot from my Gopro Hero 4

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Libya Trials and Tribulations: Life in Libya After the Revolution

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Tripoli and Leptis Magna – Libya

When you think of Libya, images of violence, revolution, and the former dictator Muammar Gaddafi probably come to mind. While violence is still rampant throughout the country, the revolution is over and Gaddafi is gone. This is a new Libya: a nation facing political chaos in the aftermath of revolution. Free of the tyranny and terror that was Gaddafi’s reign, Libya is a country ready to show the world its once concealed beauty.

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My favourite destinations in Myanmar/Burma

Yangon, Myanmar

I have traveled to Myanmar twice in the past five years and this country lies so close to my heart. Spending over three months in Myanmar I could not get enough of it.

Where is Myanmar?

Myanmar is a Southeast Asian nation situated between the countries of China to the north, Thailand to the East, Bangladesh and India to the west. Myanmar is home to many languages, but Burmese is the most widely spoken and understood language of the nation. Myanmar’s capital city ‘Yangon’, located near the southern coast is a complex blend of Myanmar’s people, being a mix of Bamar, Indian, and many other tribal/minority groups. The population of Myanmar is around 53 million and makes it one of Southeast Asia’s greatest diversities of ethnic groups. Travel to Myanmar and you will be rewarded with one of Southeast Asia’s best kept secrets. Myanmar has been closed to foreigners for many years, but has recently opened its land borders and remote locations. Read More

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Photo of the week: Nagaland, India

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While attending the annual Hornbill Festival in Kohima Nagaland, I was trying to photograph a certain dance performance that involved large firearms, when I noticed this man with his smart phone taking selfies and photos of other’s. I love this photo because of the stark contrast it resembles of old and new. Old being the outfit this man is wearing is a traditional war regalia his clan has worn for over a thousand years and new being how he whipped his smartphone out just like anyone would from the west to capture this amazing moment.

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Photo of the week: The Ganges River Varanasi, India

The Ganges River Varanasi, India

Varanasi is a magical place at any time of the day, But during sunset if you take the time to just stop from exploring and pause to watch this incredible city transform from the chaotic fast paced day to the peaceful and calm sunset. The air is filled with the sounds of chants and bells from the near Hindu temples that adds serenity to this sublime travel experience. Sometimes slowing down and being in that very moment is what a destination needs in order to fully understand and appreciate it.

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