Hello and welcome, fellow adventurer! My name is Darlene, and I’m a resident of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Travel is just one of my many passions, which also include, but are not limited to, soap making, wine making, beer making, heritage conservation, various ever-changing hobbies, animals, and the list goes on.
For me, travel is something I need in my life; part escape, part adventure, part exploration, part personal fulfillment. I’ve travelled my entire life; thanks to a mom who made travel a priority in our family, regardless of our finances. With my parents, I travelled extensively through Western Canada and the United States. But I never journeyed overseas until I met my wonderful, and even more adventurous husband, Mark.
Since then, we’ve been to parts of Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the United Kingdom, and the list continues. I want to share the things we’ve learned in our travels, and highlight some of the incredible things we’ve seen and done. I also know there are a lot of people who want to travel but haven’t taken that leap yet for whatever reason. I want to be able to inspire and encourage those people to just do it! And no, this isn’t one of those blogs about how we quit our jobs to travel around the world, because we haven’t. I’m also not here to brag about luxury travel, which we don’t do. (Except for that one five-star hotel in Prague.) I just want to write about travel: simply, educationally and unpretentiously.