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.

Despite having traversed Algonquin’s interior many times from May-October I never had once tried out winter camping, until now. I suppose it was the initial purchase of snowshoes that I decided, “hey, I might as well get some use out of these”. So with a steady heart I threw out a general Facebook message and sure enough snagged two good friends who were up for the adventure. Not one of us had… Read More

Let’s face it. The world is becoming smaller each and every day, with a new generation hungry to see the world that value experience over earnings. While major travel destinations such as Thailand, Indonesia, and much of Europe are amazing places to see and to experience, they are slowly becoming bogged down with the tourist trap. Slowly we are witnessing a steep rise in price, a local distain for tourism, and just… Read More

In the Autumn, the farther north you head in Ontario, the more awestruck you are by the vast beauty that mother nature reveals. As I sit in the 2002 Ford Freestar heading north of Highway 11, I begin to see the thick reds, vibrant oranges, and piercing yellows become more and more defined the further I drive. This eventually leads me to Algonquin Provincial Park. We had decided to test out the… Read More

I pushed the wooden outhouse door open and was caught by a swift breeze that sent chills to the base of my spine, leaving such a dark space my eyes simply took in a strong white light before they could adjust, and when they did there stood the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro calmly resting about 1500m above where I was standing. The wind was causing the snow on the summit to fly… Read More

For the first time, instead of braving the 2-day bus from Kigali, Rwanda through Tanzania I decided to head into Uganda; a country I highly praise but have never fully explored. I’ve been to Kampala and walked its city streets, been to Jinja and ragged the Nile but that had been it. So I booked a ticket for Kabale. At first glance is appears as just a small town surrounded by a… Read More

When I first visited the small area of Kiritu in Western Kenya in May of 2012 I was amazed at how beautiful the area was. The village encompasses a large area and each homestead has their own plot of land that is used for maize, black tea, banana trees, avocado, corn, and a few other crops. Most people have a couple cows and maybe a few chickens running around. Basically everyone was… Read More

So the best company in Canada, Mountain Equipment Coop is running a contest right now called “What Moves You”, I’ve chosen to enter the contest in the ‘Connecting with People’ category. Basically describing how throughout my travels and adventures I’ve had the underlying goal of connecting with people. So for anyone who’s given my blog a read and enjoys anything I have to say please give my page a look and give… Read More

After taking the 8-hour night bus from Nairobi to Kilifi I jumped off and grabbed a Piki-Piki to reach Distant Relatives, which is now officially the nicest hostel I’ve been to. I pulled up to the gates at around 5:30am, set up my tent and quickly fell asleep. I woke up to the sounds of people moving around and I gathered there was something being built around me, so I went to… Read More

Well I arrived back to Red Chilli in Kampala, Uganda for the 3rd time in 2 months I was immediately excited. We took some time and got our rooms sorted out and me and a friend quickly made use of the bar and chose a table outside. Within about 5 minutes we had a table of 4, two Canadians, a man from Israel, an a man from Nigeria. Tuskers’ were being enjoyed… Read More