About Us

Picture of us in Galapagos at sunset

We are Kim and Denis and we LOVE to Travel!  Kim runs our travel business, Explore the World Travel, and Denis works as an independent IT consultant in the Healthcare industry.  Our home base is the city of Toronto, Canada and we spend several months of the year travelling and working on the road.   

This amazing journey started in 2007 and in that time, we have explored 69 countries.  Our initial forays were in and around the Caribbean, but after taking a trip to Europe in 2008, we fell in love with the food, culture and history there. This lead us to buy a property in Collioure, a small medieval seaside town in the South of France.  This location is our base for several months each year to travel around Europe, and as a jump-off spot for Africa, India and South East Asia.

Why Do We Blog?

As a mature couple we love to share our experiences and encourage people to push the envelope, get out of their comfort zone and explore the world.  Our passion focuses on unique places, bucket list destinations and adventures like swimming with sea turtles in Galapagos, trekking with the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, floating above the Serengeti in a hot air balloon and taking a ski plane to land on a glacier in Mt Cook, NZ.  

We also love to do food tours, wine tasting tours and dive into the history and culture of the places we visit.  We aren’t interested in cheap travel – our focus is on quality experiences that will provide life long memories. This is your invitation to join us and be inspired to Explore Your Bucket List!

Where Have We Been?

Africa

Botswana – Chobe, Kasane

Egypt – Abu Simbel, Alexandria, Aswan, Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor

Eswatini (Swaziland) – Mbabane

KenyaNairobi

Morocco – Casablanca, Fez, Marrakesh, Rabat

Mozambique – Maputo

Rwanda – Kigali, Lake Kivu, Musanze, Nyungwe

South Africa – Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Franschhoek, Pretoria, Soweto, Stellenbosch

Tanzania Arusha, Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tarangire, Zanzibar

Zambia – Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe – Hwange, Matobo, Victoria Falls

Antarctica

Barrientos Islands, Charlotte Bay, Deception Island, Flanders Bay, Palaver Point, Neko Harbour, South Shetland Islands

Asia

Cambodia – Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

China – Hong Kong

Singapore – Singapore

Thailand – Bangkok

Vietnam – HaLong Bay, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang

Europe

Andorra – Andorra de Vella

Austria – Durnstein, Salzburg, Vienna

Belgium – Bruges, Brussels

Croatia – Dubrovnik

Czech Republic – Cesky Krumlov, Prague

Denmark – Copenhagen

England – London

Finland – Helsinki

France – Aix En Provence, Arles, Avignon, Arcachon Bay, Beaune, Beziers, Bordeaux, Chateauneuf de Papes, Collioure, Grenoble, Grignan, Lyon, Marseille, Nimes, Paris, Perouges, Perpignan, Sete, Strasbourg, Tain l’Hermitage, Viviers

Germany – Cologne, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Passau, Rudesheim

Gibraltar – Gibraltar

Greece – Athens, Corfu, Crete, Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini

Hungary – Budapest

Italy – Cinque Terre, Genoa, Florence, Naples, Positano, Ravello, Rome, Sicily, Siena, Sorrento, Venice

Ireland – Dublin, Killarney, Kilkenny, Galway

Latvia – Riga

Monaco – Monaco, Monte Carlo

Netherlands – Amsterdam

Northern Ireland – Portrush, Belfast

Norway – Tromso

Poland – Gdansk, Gdynia

Russia – St Petersburg

Scotland – Dornoch, Edinburgh, Inverness, Isle of Skye, St Andrews, Thurso

Spain – Barcelona, Girona, Granada, Malaga, Ronda, Seville, Tarragona

Sweden – Stockholm, Visby

Switzerland – Zurich

Turkey – Istanbul, Kusadasi

Vatican City

North America

Canada – British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland

United States – Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Kersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Mexico – Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres

Caribbean – Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, St Kitts, St Vincent & the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands

South America

ArgentinaBuenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia

Brazil – Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro

Chile – Puerto Montt, Santiago, Valparaiso

Ecuador – Mindo, Otavalo, Quito

Uruguay – Montevideo

Venezuela – Caracas

Central America

Belize – Belize City, Corozal

Atlantic Ocean

Bermuda – Hamilton

Iceland – Akureyri, Blonduos, Hofn, Reykjavik, Vik

Pacific Ocean

Cook Islands – Avarua

Fiji Islands – Lautoka, Suva

French Polynesia – Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahiti

Galapagos Islands – Baltra, Isabela, North Seymour, Rabidia, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Santiago

Hawaiian Islands – Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

New Zealand – Auckland, Blenheim, Christchurch, Hawke’s Bay, Napier, Queenstown, Rotorua, Wellington, Whitianga

American Samoa – Pago Pago

Samoa – Apia

Tonga – Naku’Alofa

Middle East

Israel – Akko, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Tiberias

Palestine – Bethlehem

Qatar – Doha

United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah

What Do We Currently Have Planned?

Well, it seems that our bucket list never seems to decrease! Each year we pack a lot in!

Next year plans have us off to chase the Northern Lights in Norway, back to our home in France and a trip to Malta at the beginning of the year. We will enjoy a stay in the Azores in the Spring. The second half of the year has us visiting Australia, Tasmania, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India. Make sure to follow along!