I’m Ready for an Epic February, How About You?

February! You’re here already?! You sneaky minx you! I’m not complaining, I’m rather happy to see you actually! It just feels like you’re a bit early. Let’s blame it on January simply being way too fun and flying by too quickly. Beginnings are the Best As I’ve said before, and I’ll say again, I love…

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Celebrating 65 Countries at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis

I’m a lucky guy. By some miracle of timing, curiosity and determination I’ve circled the globe more times by my mid-twenties than most people will in there lifetime. It’s sometimes hard to believe. While the immensity of my fortune is not lost on me, I also take pride in the hard work and perseverance that…

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The Return Home – The 1 Year, RTW Trip is Complete

Today, I’ve got something truly special. A never before seen video that’s be hidden in the Backpack With Brock vault. Time truly does fly. At the start of 2010, I set out on my first big trip, a one year, 36 country, 6 continent, backpacking adventure around the world. It was exactly 5 years ago…

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Iceland : A Road Trip Dream

I’m a pretty big fan of road trips, and I’ve done a number of them in my travels. Back in 2010, my friend Joel and I drove down the Great Ocean Road in a camper van to see the Twelve Apostles. In 2012 my mom and I drove through beautiful New Hampshire. And in 2013…

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Thankful for Home

Once again, it is Thanksgiving here in Canada. Or Turkey Day as some of as call it. Along with eating ham and turkey and stuffing and then more stuffing and pie, comes the opportunity to reflect on what you are thankful for in your life. As we sat around the table last night, we each…

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The Buddha Head in Tree Roots of Ayutthaya, Thailand

It’s an odd sight. Held so perfectly among the roots of a massive tree, a Buddha head sits for visitors to come and admire. Located about one hour (80 Kilometres) from Bangkok, Thailand, Ayutthaya was at one point the capital of the Kingdom of Siam. Sadly, in 1767 the city was destroyed and in an…

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A Roadtrip to Reconnect

    A Roadtrip to Reconnect     You can learn a lot about someone by travelling with them. Sometimes positive attributes surface. Other times negative ones. Often, a bit of both. I believe we are different when we travel because we are removed from our comfort zones, routines and familiarity. We are tested on…

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7 North American Beer Festivals Well-Worth a Trip

Not long ago, true beer lovers had to be willing to travel far and wide to sample the world’s best brews, but now that beer has become a phenomenon, with craft and micro-breweries popping up in every city from coast to coast, most beer enthusiasts barely have to leave their neighbourhoods for outstanding pints. However,…

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How to Get a $35 Airbnb Coupon Code

HOW TO GET A FREE AIRBNB COUPON CODE AND TRY AIRBNB I’ve spoken about Airbnb here on the blog before because I am a HUGE fan. It is truly one of my favourite ways to book accommodation in a place I am visiting. You can find such unique spaces and often save a lot of…

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How to get from Boston Logan Airport to Downtown for Free

Like most airports around the world, there are a number of different ways to get from Boston Logan Airport to Downtown Boston and the surrounding areas like Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline. What many travelers don’t realize is that you can actually get from Boston Logan Airport to Downtown for FREE! Awesome right? I’ve flown into…

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I Love To Travel With My Mom

    I Love To Travel With My Mom   My Mom, or ‘Madre’ as I’ve come to call her, is one of my best travel companions. I absolutely love to explore new places with her. But it wasn’t always that way… Growing up on a farm in rural Ontario, Canada, we didn’t travel or…

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Six Countries in Europe You Should Visit This Summer

    Six Countries in Europe You Should Visit This Summer     There’s no question that Europe is a favourite destination among travellers. The food is incredible and diverse, gorgeous architecture and scenery are abundant and for the most part, accommodation and transportation are comfortable and easy. With 70+ countries under my belt, I’ve managed…

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