After finishing up our stint in Kuta, Lombok it was time to see what the rest of the island had to offer. We took the bike for a cruise northbound and spent a night in Senggigi. We really were only there long enough to grab a meal and see the sunset, that we’d heard was spectacular as it provides views of Mt. Agung in neighbouring Bali as it sets behind. However, it… Read More

After spending a few more nights than anticipated in Padangbai we decided it was time to continue on, so we packed small daypacks, left out rucksacks in Padangbai and headed over the Pacific to Lombok. Now you have the option of either going with one of the tons of hecklers selling a speedboat trip between the islands, which takes roughly an hour and a half, or you have the option of taking… Read More

After spending a few days in Kuta, it’s easy to become drowned out by the mass tourist impact and consumer growth. We decided to grab a bike for a few weeks and head Northeast to Padangbai. Talking to an old Aussie man who’d been travelling back and forth to Bali for the last 22 years, we quickly became convinced that this is the place for us. The road from Kuta sticks closely… Read More

When it comes to travelling, having no set plans and little intention is the best way to experience any place you find yourself – the best laid plans are no plans at all. This popular belief for most travellers couldn’t have been truer today. We awoke around 8am with plans on slowly enjoying a coffee on the patio, renting some snorkelling gear and heading down to Blue Lagoon Beach, in Padang Bai… Read More

When you think of Bali, Indonesia you might think of massive rice fields and pristine untouched beaches, all surrounded by a rich culture of tradition. However, if you happen to start your trip in Kuta Beach – Bali’s premier surf spot and tourist attraction you’ll find yourself in quite a different environment. Kuta Beach is to Australians, what Mexico is for North Americans. Due to this large tourist influx you really feel… Read More

Let’s face it, for most people going to the airport is a rushed, hectic, and excited experience. Generally traffic around the area is brutal, we’re told we need to be 3 hours early for international flights, we wait in an incredibly long line to fight for squished seats in the middle of a 4-pack, then we feel our pulse raise for absolutely no reason as we walk through security. For some it’s… Read More

It has been nearly a year since I last had the acute feeling of jetlag coupled with the immense excitement of arriving in a new destination and surrounding myself with the unfamiliarities that come with a foreign country. This time it’s a 34-hour tour that includes a 13-hour flight to Abu Dhabi (coupled with a 7-hour layover), a 7-hour trek to Jakarta, and a quick hop over to Denpasar. Arriving 2 days… Read More

  I like to consider myself and advocator for planning out a lavish backcountry camping trip, complete with sites, route lengths, meals and consistently checking the weather to see what else needs to be packed. However, I took a drive up through Lake Superior Provincial Park just south of Wawa and learned that often times the least planned or prepared trips have the best impact on your overall experience. I arrived at… Read More

After spending a night out in the beautiful countryside of Sudbury, enjoying a pig roast and many a drink, waking up early Sunday morning to be adventurous and active wasn’t high on my priorities list. My buddy John and I had talked about the potential of a one-night Killarney trip, but when we both stumbled into the kitchen at 11am it didn’t seem very plausible. It took us roughly an hour and… Read More

After a long and exciting run, our dream of racing around Canada has come to an end! We made it through the entire interview process but weren’t exactly what they were looking for! For what it’s worth, here’s our audition tape for Season 2 of Amazing Race Canada.