Shane & Teri

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Shane & Teri

Travel regulates imagination through reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, you see them as they are.”

Stay Tuned...We are off on one of our biggest trips yet - 4 months, leaving April 2016. Countries planned: NYC - Morocco - Spain - Maldives - Sri Lanka...



Asia » Maldives » Haa Alif Atoll June 4th 2016

From last blog... Frankfurt (Germany) - Male (Maldives) - Alifu Alifu Atoll - Bodufulhudhoo Island - Male Holy shit how do I even start writing about how amazing this place is, from the beginning I suppose. As mentioned last time we had scored a super cheap (and direct I might add which was a major plus) flight from Frankfurt to Male, one we gobbled up as soon as we found it. Purchasing that ticket instantly made us happy as the Maldives have been in our top 3 places we want to visit for a long time but as these islands can be cost prohibitive (an average room price per night is about $300-700USD, some in the tens of thousands!!), we have just not been able to afford it - UNTIL NOW! There has been a recent ... read more
Teri and the little Manta
Love this turtle shot!!!
Chillin on our beach!

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Fuerteventura May 28th 2016

From last blog... Malaga - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Fuerteventura - Lanzarote - Barcelona - Frankfurt (Germany) We have wanted to go to the Canaries for a long time. They are a pretty remote group of islands in the Atlantic just off the coast of Western Africa and owned by Spain so we were excited about that - an island chain in the middle of nowhere with some Spanish flare - sweet, so back towards the Moroccon coast we flew! Landing in Gran Canaria, we arrived at our hotel, kicked off our bags and booked it to the beach, no Spanish flare in sight. With no intent on staying in touristy Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), we spent just one night there hopping on the ferry early the next morning for the more desolate, less ... read more
The Road to Timanfaya NP
Amazing Famara Beach
Cofete Beach Access

Europe » Spain » Andalusia May 12th 2016

From the last blog... Tangier (Morocco) - Tarifa - Seville - Ronda - Granada - Malaga We had an urge for something different, it calling to all 3 of us, longing for a land where you can show some skin and find booze at every corner - we found it - its called Spain. Honestly it was a breath of fresh air coming from nearly 3 weeks in Morocco. We ferried from Tangier to Tarifa and immediately fell in love, walking through the super cute old town cobble stone streets, past bar after bar after tapas place after tapas place - aaaaaaaah yes. We spent 3 nights in Tarifa and loved every second of it; it actually ended up being our favourite city in all of Spain that we visited. Tarifa is a small town on ... read more
Market Ladies
Ronda Bridge and Cliffs
Malaga Sunset

Africa » Morocco » Meknès-Tafilalet » Merzouga April 29th 2016

Route from last entry... Boulemane Dades - Merzouga (Sahara Desert) - Fes - Chefchaouen - Tangier - SPAIN!! Leaving from the last blog, after that sweet hotel in Boulemane Dades, we set off for a night in the Sahara desert near Merzouga. Having received a random confirmation email a few days back that we had been upgraded to a private luxury berber camp in the Sahara, we were pretty excited to say the least. Our route to the Sahara was surreal, driving through a landscape of scorched earth, nothing around but a random camel or goat or two. It was a long drive but we arrived at Merzouga, the gateway city to the desert. Now, from here, most tours (that's how you see the desert) just stop at town and base yourself there for the obligatory ... read more
Camel Drive By
Desert Nomad Guides
Nighttime Campfire


Route from last blog... NYC - Norway - Marrakech - Essaouira - Tafedna - Essaouira - Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Boulmane Dades (Dades & Todra Gorges) Oh Morocco, what a seriously amazing country. It is most definitely its own thing, not trying to be anything but itself, no place is like Morocco, only Morocco is like Morocco that is for sure. At times this country tested our patience, but lots of places do that. Then you dig through those testing times and come across something magical, and that happened a lot here. Some of the places we ended up in rank in the top places of all our travels (and we have been to many corners of the planet) and will leave lasting memories begging for a return trip for a long, long ... read more
Moonlit Starry Beach in Tafedna
Essaouira Fishing Fleet
Goats in an argan tree

North America » United States » New York » New York April 22nd 2016

New York, what to say... We started our trip meeting up with Niki (Teri's sister) in the T-Dot airport and the party started from there. We flew into NYC, taking in the aerial view of Manhattan at sunset on our way in. Once there, we checked into our perfect little apartment in the East Village (an area very similar to Vancouver's Commercial Drive - a little grungy, with bar after bar after bar - so we felt right at home), and went out and hit the town on a quest to find the perfect 'pie', with a decent buzz on already, haha. New York felt extremely familiar, as if we had already been there having seen everything on TV beforehand. But then you get there and its so much more. We spent just three days there, ... read more
Steel Worker
Teri on the Brooklyn Br
New World Trade Center


This is how we do...the philosophy of our trip. Again, any plans we made resulted in the least favourite and the stumbled upon amazed us! Having traveled a lot, this one thing consistently rings true - no plans = good plans! TRIP ROUTE: Vancouver - Mt. Robson PP - Jasper NP - Icefields Parkway - Lake Louise - Banff - Kananaskis Valley - Peter Lougheed PP - Waterton Lakes NP - Glacier NP - Whitefish - Flathead Lake SP - Yellowstone NP - Grand Teton NP - Jackson - Sandpoint - Nelson - Conkle Lake PP - Vancouver Total Km: Approx 8000km So the plan - keep it simple, stay off the grid, and no hotels only camping for a month. We could have gone another 3 months. This trip was amazing! There was a sense ... read more
drinkin gigantic PBR's in Teton
The Look - the 2 brother foxes
curious cub

South America » Colombia » Santa Marta » Palomino December 20th 2013

Bogota - Armenia - Salento - Medellin - Cartagena - Santa Marta - Taganga - PNN Tayrona - Palomino - Bogota So this trip was extremely last minute, which made it fun. In total, we planned on leaving home for Colombia, and 7 days later we were there, with absolutely nothing planned. An adventure to say the least. Overall, Colombia gets a bad rap, for good reasons if you know its history, but it was a great place to be (certainly not our favourite in South Amercia) but great none-the-less. This is one of those places that you need to go through the bad to get to the good, but the good is insanely beautiful and one of a kind and certainly worth any hassle it took to get there. We started in Bogota, a typical ... read more
Beautiful Cocora Valley
Teri suntanning in Tayrona
Wax Plams in the Clouds

Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kinabatangan July 5th 2013

The trip route from the last write-up: BALI: Ubud > Balanagan Beach > Ulu Watu > MALAYSIA: Kuala Lumpur > Kota Bharu > Perhentian Islands > Kuala Lumpur > BORNEO: Sandakan > Kinabatangan River > Sepilok > MALAYSIA: Kuala Lumpur So a lot has happened since the last blog. We have traveled quite a bit and seen some pretty insane stuff that we wont soon forget. From Ubud, which is an amazing little artsy town in the Bali jungle, surrounded by rice fields and temples, we went in search of beach and ended up in the surfer cove of Balangan beach, which turned out to be amazing! Spent time drinking beers on the beach watching surfers ride hollow tubes and double overheads, insane waves that would no doubt slaughter us if we tried to surf there. ... read more
Pygmy Elephant Swimming
Jetty at Perhentian Besar
closeup probiscus

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gili Meno June 13th 2013

We are currently in Ubud (Bali) but stories and pics from up to Gili Islands... Trip so far: BALI - Kuta (unfortunately) >Sanur > Nusa Lembongan > LOMBOK - Gili Trawangan > Gili Meno > Senggigi > BALI - Padangbai > Ubud We started the trip in Kuta, a shithole to say the least. Imagine a really nice beach with about 7000 people on it, beside it a Starbucks, KFC, McDonalds and Tony Romas of all things. Thank goodness we had a great hotel to decompress, avoid the westernized madhouse and get rid of the jetlag. Made the choice to head over to Nusa Lembongan after that, it was a great choice. Ended up staying in the super nice part (Mushroom Bay) for super cheap. Had a place right on the amazing beach and just relaxed ... read more
best.birthday.ever
lady at fish market (love this pic)
teri in temple door




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