Dave and Deb

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The World is one big adventure playground and Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil are out there experiencing everything it has to offer. They want to prove to other would be travelers that you don’t have to be a professional athlete, expert mountaineer or superhuman iron man to be an adventurer. Their motto is “Anyone Can Do it!” Join them at www.theplanetd.com to see what adventure they are up to next.

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Dave and Deb's activity

  1. August 2012
  2. Dave and Deb reviewed Paddle Boarding in Maui in Hawaii, United States

    So the hottest craze in Hawaii is stand up paddle boarding. We’ve been hearing a lot about it in recent years and have been intrigued by the endurance races that we’ve heard about throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Our lesson consisted of a qu…"

  3. July 2012
  4. Dave and Deb reviewed Shooting Clays on Lāna‘i in Hawaii, United States

    Lanai Pine Sporting Clays has several different stations set up where the clays simulate different types of birds taking off into the air. Ducks go up and down, pheasants fly more across the horizon and finally shooting rabbits scampering across the grou…"

  5. Dave and Deb reviewed Lāna‘i in Hawaii, United States

    The Hawaiian island of Lanai was surprising. Before going there, we didn’t know what to expect but we thought that we would be visiting a typical tropical island filled with beaches lined with coconut trees and giant resorts surround by lush jungle…"

  6. Dave and Deb reviewed Chadar Trek in Kashmir, India

    It has been almost six months since I went on Chadar expedition in Ladakh, but I still can’t get it out of my head. The experience was simply stunning. Chadar Trek takes you through the remote Zanskar Valley, over the frozen Zanskar River. In wint…"

  7. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Snowshoeing a Niagara Winery

    This is the first time I have heard of sampling wine in the dead of winter while snow shoeing..."

  8. June 2012
  9. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post A Leap of Faith in Antarctica

    I didn’t want to do it. I looked for every excuse leading up and during to our voyage to Antarctica trying to justify why it would be ok if I didn’t take the Polar Plunge."

  10. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post A Perfect Day in Paradise Bay

    I had never witnessed so many shades of blue and I couldn’t comprehend the beauty around me."

  11. Dave and Deb reviewed Thaipusam in Malaysia

    The most shocking Festival we’ve ever seen, Thaipusam in Malaysia will make your jaw drop. Happening at the end of January or early February, Thaipusam attracts two million people to pay homage to the Lord Muruga. That sounds pretty tame doesn&rsqu…"

  12. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Whale Bones on the Beach, Antarctica

    But what we were really excited to see was the sculpture of a whale skeleton that someone put together years ago."

  13. Dave and Deb reviewed Deception Island in Antarctica

    Deception Island. It’s an island of doom where the worst acts of human nature played out on its shores. A land of slaughter and blood situated on an active volcano waiting to erupt. Deception Island was an old whalers station and all that is left…"

  14. Dave and Deb reviewed Camping in Antarctica in Antarctica

    Each year 30,000 people visit Antarctica out of those 30,000 people only two thirds actually land on the continent and of the 20,000 people that actually step foot on Antarctica there are a handful of crazy people that are foolish enough to camp at the …"

  15. Dave and Deb reviewed Sierra Negra Volcano in Ecuador

    Visiting the Sierra Negra in the Galapagos is an excellent day hike on San Isabella Island. We had an early morning start and were worried that the day was going to be too hot to walk on this volcanic wasteland, but we were awarded a spectacular cloudy d…"

  16. Dave and Deb reviewed Galapagos Tortoises in the Galapagos in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

    Seeing the Galapagos tortoise is one of the highlights of visiting the islands off the coast of Ecuador. The Galapagos Islands were even named after their massive shells. Sailors talked of these islands filled with giant turtles whose shells resembled a …"

  17. Dave and Deb reviewed The Non-Catholic Cemetery for Foreigners in Rome, Italy

    The Non-Catholic Cemetery for Foreigners claims to have the highest density of famous and important graves anywhere in the world. While I would argue that there are many cemeteries that rivals Rome’s claim to fame, I cannot deny that it was impress…"

  18. Dave and Deb reviewed A Vespa Tour of Rome in Rome, Italy

    When one thinks of Rome, the first thing that comes to mind besides the ancient sites like the Roman Colosseum and Trevi Fountain are Vespa scooters. Everyone remembers Audrey Hepburn riding with Gregory Peck during Roman Holiday; and the tradition cont…"

  19. June 2011
  20. Dave and Deb reviewed Fox Glacier in New Zealand

    Walking on a glacier is dangerous business and if you don’t know what you are doing, it could be the last walk you take in your life. If you don’t have experience, you must take a guide with you. Glacier ice is unstable and crevasses can…"

  21. Dave and Deb reviewed Tongariro Crossing Hike in North Island, New Zealand

    f you manage to only do one hike during your visit to New Zealand, make sure it is the Tongariro Crossing on the North Island. It is considered New Zealand’s best 1-day hike and in many circles it is considered one of the best in the world. As you…"

  22. Dave and Deb reviewed Petra in Petra, Jordan

    See more on The Planet D Blog"

  23. Dave and Deb reviewed Dead Sea in Jordan

    At 423 meters below sea level, the banks of the Dead Sea of Jordan are indeed the lowest point on earth. The Dead Sea has a salt level of a whopping 33%. To give you an idea of the saline levels, the ocean has a salt concentration of only 3.8%. And th…"

  24. Dave and Deb reviewed Feynan Eco Lodge in Jordan

    We didn’t know what to expect as we drove along the deserted bumpy road to in a remote desert of Jordan. The Feynan Eco-lodge was our destination and all we knew about it was that it was hailed as one of the top eco lodges in the world by…"

  25. Dave and Deb reviewed Trekking Wadi Mujib Gorge in Jordan

    Trekking through the lowest nature reserve in the world turned out to be our most thrilling day during our time Jordan. The Wadi Mujib gorge houses some of the most spectacular cliffs we have ever witnessed and we were going to hike, swim, slide and abse…"

  26. Dave and Deb reviewed Wadi Rum in Jordan

    As it had been everywhere in Jordan, the landscape of Wadi Rum was astounding. Our driver told us to rap on the truck’s roof whenever we wanted to stop for a photograph and we ended giving our knuckles quite the workout. We constantly wanted t…"

  27. April 2011
  28. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Meet John Gray aka Ling Yai

    The day was sunny and bright at Patong Beach in Phuket as we waited for our ride to start our kayaking safari with John Gray Sea Canoe."

  29. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Motorcycle Adventure, Out of School and Hitting the Road

    We may not be driving a full size motorbike here in Chiang Rai, but spending four days on a 125 cc scooter driving through winding mountain roads and traffic has definitely reignited that yearning to drive a motorcycle through a continent."

  30. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Myanmar Border and the Golden Triangle

    Get your motor runnin’…."

  31. Dave and Deb reviewed Sea Kayaking and Island Camping in the Andaman Sea in Andaman Sea, Thailand

    We always wanted to camp on a private island in Thailand.  With John Gray Sea Canoe, we had the chance.  After a splendid day kayaking through tidal caves and into island lagoons, we were let off in the dark of night to be paddled to our…"

  32. Dave and Deb reviewed Krabi in Andaman Sea, Thailand

    Directly after our spectacular two days of paddling the islands of the southern Thailand, we set off for some rock climbing in Krabi. Krabi is considered one of the best locations on earth to sport climb and we are spending the next three days with Hot R…"

  33. Dave and Deb reviewed Rangitata White Water Rafting in South Island, New Zealand

    Nerves were running high as we were about to face the glacial river, freezing water and awesome Class 5 rapids. New Zealand is one of the few places on earth that actually rafts such big white water. Our attire consisted of a thermal layer, a wet suit, w…"

  34. Dave and Deb reviewed Fly a Stunt Plane in South Island, New Zealand

    I didn’t exactly believe them when the Flying Kiwi told me I would be piloting my own stunt plane in Abel Tasman, New Zealand. “You mean I am going to be a passenger and the pilot is going to fly right?”  “No, you are …"

  35. Dave and Deb reviewed Paragliding Over Queenstown New Zealand in Queenstown, New Zealand

    We caught the Skyline Gondola just a 5 minute walk from central Queenstown to the top of the mountain overlooking the city.  G-Force Paragliding is the only Paragliding company allowed to soar over Queenstown from the top of the Gondola. They are …"

  36. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post A Dolphin Encounter in New Zealand

    One of the most magical experiences anyone can have in life is to swim with dolphins. These intelligent and playful mammals are one of the most extraordinary creatures in the ocean that anyone could have the opportunity to interact with."

  37. Dave and Deb reviewed Milford Sound in South Island, New Zealand

    In 2008 it was named the World’s Top Travel Destination and Rudyard Kipling called it the 8th Wonder of the World. It is New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination and ThePlanetD call Milford Sound on New Zealand’s South Island sim…"

  38. Dave and Deb reviewed Te Anau Glowworm Caves in South Island, New Zealand

    I Wish I Was a glowworm A Glow Worm’s Never Glum 'Cause How Can you be Grumpy When the Sun Shines out your bum That was the cute sign that we saw during our glowworm tour with Real Journeys in Te Anau, New Zealand. We wanted to see th…"

  39. January 2011
  40. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Our Favourite Photographs by Country 2010

    Photos are a large part of our blog and definitely deserved to have their own post in our 2010 “best of” round up."

  41. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Best Adventures of 2010

    We have fulfilled some of our wildest dreams this year..."

  42. Dave and Deb reviewed Three Gorges in Southwest China, China

    The trip to the lesser three gorges moves to a smaller boat with a tributary of the Yangzi River. The Gorges are quite high and still impressive even after the flooding. It used to be that the water was very low and men would have to pull you through t…"

  43. Dave and Deb reviewed Cruising the Yangtze River in Chongqing, China

    It was only 3 days, but yes, it definitely felt like a cruising environment and our Intrepid Travel Group of seven seemed oddly (and happily) out of place on a boat filled with giant bus tours of retirees. One group had 41 people in it! Our Yangzi Rive…"

  44. Dave and Deb reviewed Shanghai Acrobats in Shanghai, China

    We didn’t really want to go. We had heard that the Chinese acrobats of Shanghai were some of the finest in the world and that their performance was not to be missed, but we didn’t want to give up a night walking around this exciting Asian ci…"

  45. Dave and Deb reviewed Xi'an

    If your travelling to China, chances are you are going to go to Xi’an. It is after all where the Terracotta Warriors reside and the mighty underground army is one of China’s most popular sites. But the city of Xi’an is worth a visit in…"

  46. Dave and Deb reviewed Xi’an City Wall in Xi'an, China

    If your travelling to China, chances are you are going to go to Xi’an. It is after all where the Terracotta Warriors reside and the mighty underground army is one of China’s most popular sites. But the city of Xi’an is worth a visit i…"

  47. Dave and Deb reviewed Great Wall of China in Beijing, China

    The moment has arrived. It’s the mother of all of China’s tourist attractions, the Pièce de résistance of the country and the coolest landmark in the world.  We all heard about it at an early age and the myth and…"

  48. Dave and Deb reviewed China

    Each city bursts into a neon work of art to welcome the dark. Historical sites, town squares, skyscrapers and street vendors. No one can escape the electric glow in a Chinese city and really who would want to. Late evening was our favourite time of day…"

  49. Dave and Deb reviewed Forbidden City in Beijing, China

    Before traveling to China, I never fully understood why it was called the Forbidden City. Chinese history wasn’t my forte and I never really cared enough to do the research for myself. I just knew that the movie The Last Emperor won a bunch of …"

  50. December 2010
  51. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Canadian Stereotypes and Misconceptions

    Lately while travelling, people have been asking us a lot of questions about Canada."

  52. Dave and Deb reviewed Snorkel or Scuba Dive in Zanzibar in Zanzibar, Tanzania

    No trip is complete without island time and Zanzibar is paradise on earth. This spice island is not only beautiful above its turquoise water with its sandy white beaches, it is beautiful below. Considered to have the best diving on the entire east coast …"

  53. Dave and Deb reviewed Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

    Everyone has heard of the Serengeti. Every year over a million wildebeest migrate over its great plains along side thousands of the other herbivores of Africa the Gazelle and Zebra. Don’t limit your wildlife viewing to the Serengeti alone though, t…"

  54. Dave and Deb reviewed Climb Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania

    Our number one pick for adventure in Tanzania. To climb to the roof of Africa and look out over the Furtwängler Glacier is an awe inspiring sight.  Climbing the Machame Route gives you an extra day to acclimate to the elevation and it is consid…"

  55. Dave and Deb reviewed Tanzania

    Tanzania was one of our favourite countries in all of Africa.  People with big smiles yelled “Jambo” as we passed. The landscape was lush and beautiful, the energy was vibrant and exciting and the wildlife is second to none. Tanzani…"

  56. Dave and Deb reviewed Rafting the Upper Navua in Fiji

    We were picked up bright and early at the Pearl South Pacific Fiji Resort for our day long excursion on the Upper Navua River.  The Hour and a half very bumpy drive through Fiji’s mountainous terrain viewing lush rainforest canopy wa…"

  57. Dave and Deb reviewed Fiji Zipline in Fiji

    Rosa and Mike greeted us upon our arrival and after a quick stop to get our harnesses, helmets and gloves, we went for an uphill walk to start whizzing our way down through various lines of speed and distance. We have done a few ziplines in our day, but…"

  58. Dave and Deb reviewed Fiji

    Before the missionaries dared to enter Fiji, the tribes were a fierce people of cannibals that were at constant war. Explorers never stopped in Fiji and continued on to New Zealand as they heard about the people that ate other people on this faraway lan…"

  59. Dave and Deb reviewed Hong Kong

    The weather was perfect at a balmy 28?C, the sun was shining through the smog and we could almost see completely blue skies.  Yes, I think that we could live in Hong Kong. Now if only we had jobs suited to the high lifestyle that so many people seem…"

  60. Dave and Deb reviewed Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, China

    We made our way up with the rest of the crowd to Victoria Peak. The Peak Tram has been operating since the turn of the century and costs mere $36 HK Dollars for a return trip. If you can handle the lines, it is worth going up to have a bird’s eye…"

  61. Dave and Deb reviewed Hong Kong's Evening Light Show in Hong Kong, China

    Paris may be known as the city of lights, but Hong Kong has got it beat when it comes to beams of illumination setting the harbour ablaze.  Known to be one of the most spectacular skylines in the world, Hong Kong boasts an impressive displ…"

  62. Dave and Deb reviewed Hot Cupping Therapy in China

    If the idea of having 30 big round bruises on your back for about a week sounds like fun to you, make sure to try hot cupping while in Yangshuo, China. For some unknown reason it sounded like fun to Dave and I and after a week of cycling, climbing and b…"

  63. Dave and Deb reviewed People's Park, Chengdu in Chengdu, China

    China has big cities; massive cities to be exact and parks play an important role in society. People go to the parks to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It’s their city breaks from the concrete jungle in a quiet oasis of trees and…"

  64. Dave and Deb reviewed Li River Region in Guilin, China

    A visit to Yangshuo, China would not be complete without a bamboo cruise on the Li River. Booked through Lucy’s restaurant, our driver picked us up bright and early to beat the rush of tour boats. It was 6:30 am when we departed for our 1-hour dr…"

  65. November 2010
  66. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Camel Graveyard in the Sudanese Desert: Snapshot Sunday

    One day while we were cycling through the Sudan, we cam across an eerie site."

  67. October 2010
  68. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Tea Fields of Sri Lanka: Snapshot Sunday

    A gorgeous pic for your Sunday"

  69. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Outdoor Activities in Singapore

    There's so much more to do than just shopping and nightlife in Singapore..."

  70. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post The Human Elephant Conflict

    There is a very real problem in Asia: Elephants and humans are not getting along and in Sri Lanka, it is more apparent than anywhere else."

  71. Dave and Deb reviewed Mount Liamuiga in Saint Kitts and Nevis

    Standing 1166 metres (3792 feet) high, this dormant volcano is an excellent hike through the jungle. We awoke to a clear and sunny day at the St. kitts Marriott where we met our guide Dion from Greg’s Safaris. The hour long drive to the other sid…"

  72. September 2010
  73. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Dave and Deb Do New York City

    People are always surprised to hear that Dave and I have never been to New York. It is only a 9-hour drive from Toronto and really, who hasn’t been to New York City?"

  74. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post The Statue of Liberty

    A person cannot go to New York for the first time and not go to the Statue of Liberty and we are no exception."

  75. August 2010
  76. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Whale Watching In a Very Wet Juneau, Alaska

    Instead of dogsledding, we got to go whale watching."

  77. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Heli, Hike and Rail in Skagway, Alaska

    Alaska is an adventure paradise."

  78. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Alaska’s Denali National Park, Pioneer in Conservation

    We didn’t know what to expect day to day during the land portion of our Alaskan Cruise."

  79. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Vancouver’s Capilano Canyon and Stanley Park

    "Hello Vancouver. We have missed you all these years!"

  80. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Eight Great Eats in Kathmandu

    One thing that we absolutely loved when we arrived at Kathmandu, Nepal was the variety of food."

  81. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post National Geographic Destinations, We’ve captured them too!

    We thought it would be fun for this Photo Story to compare some of our photo’s to those of National Geographic"

  82. Dave and Deb reviewed Times Square in New York City, United States

    Times Square What city has a more famous square than New York City. Located at Broadway and 42nd street this is the square to end all squares. It is surreal to step foot into the crowd of people as you are surrounded by giant LED screens playing ads and…"

  83. Dave and Deb reviewed Broadway in New York City, United States

    For me, Broadway was a highlight. I majored in Music Theatre and always dreamed of having my name in lights on a marquee. Theatre is alive and well in New York. Chicago, La Cage Au Folles, A Little Night Music, Promises Promises and American Idiot and…"

  84. Dave and Deb reviewed Statue of Liberty in New York City, United States

    A person cannot go to New York for the first time and not go to the Statue of Liberty and we are no exception. The Statue of Liberty in NYC! We were hoping to wake up early and make our way down to the Battery Park early to book our tickets to enter …"

  85. Dave and Deb reviewed Whale Watching in Juneau in Alaska, United States

    Juneau is one of the best places on earth to spot hump back whales. In fact, they are so sure that you will spot a whale, that if you don’t, they will give you $100 off the price of your excursion. We started our trip at the Mendenhall Glacier par…"

  86. Dave and Deb reviewed Denali (Mount McKinley) in Alaska, United States

    Founded in 1917 by a group of pioneers and visionaries concerned with over hunting of the native Dall Sheep, Denali National Park grew considerably over the years and now has an area of over six million acres. Denali is larger than the state of New Hamps…"

  87. Dave and Deb reviewed Kathmandu

    One thing that we absolutely loved when we arrived at Kathmandu, Nepal was the variety of food. Once you have spent weeks eating Dal Baht (Traditional Nepalese Dish) while climbing to Mount Everest Base Camp or trekking around the Annapurna Region, it is…"

  88. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Montreal, a City of Festivals

    The timing couldn’t have been more perfect."

  89. July 2010
  90. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Around the World one Sunset at a time!

    I think one of the favorite things people enjoy looking at is a beautiful sunset. Somehow as that sun sets on the horizon it seems to make you forget the days stress and gives you that sense of Ahhhh!"

  91. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Festivals and Celebrations of the World- A Photo Story

    Most of the time when Deb and I travel it is to see the country and meet the people. But we always seem to stumble across crazy festivals that never cease to amaze us."

  92. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Catacombs of Paris

    We have always wanted to go to the Catacombs of Paris."

  93. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Free Things to do in Paris

    Did you know that there are many free things to do in Paris?"

  94. June 2010
  95. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Visit Paris on a Budget

    As travelers that tend to visit less developed countries, we were a little apprehensive about coming to France."

  96. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Three Days in Paris

    Many people don’t spend a lot of time in Paris..."

  97. Dave and Deb reviewed The Catacombs of Paris in Paris, France

    We have always wanted to go to the Catacombs of Paris. The last time we were in Paris, we ran out of time and didn’t make it to its underground labyrinth of death. When we visited Lima, Peru the catacombs were high on our to do list and we were s…"

  98. Dave and Deb reviewed Paris

    Many people don’t spend a lot of time in Paris. Accommodation in Paris can be expensive, eating out is expensive and people only have a set amount of time before they would like to move on to see the rest of France. While it would take years to r…"

  99. Dave and Deb commented on Paris

    "Many people don’t spend a lot of time in Paris. Accommodation in Paris can be expensive, eating out is expensive and people only have a set amount of time before they would like to move on to see the rest of France. While it would take years to really …"

  100. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Toledo, Beautiful Spanish History Awaits

    If there is one city that you should visit in Spain it should be Toledo."

  101. Dave and Deb reviewed Toledo

    If there is one city that you should visit in Spain it should be Toledo. I know, I know, there are many beautiful cities in Spain and we are not experts on the country, but our tip of the day is to go to Toledo. Go to Toledo!! We have been to many c…"

  102. Dave and Deb reviewed Cuenca in Castilla La Mancha, Spain

    The Casas Colgadas may be what draws tourist here in the brochures, but it is the beautiful gorge and sites in the city that have made Cuenca last as a must see destination in Spain. Cross the bridge to the city! Walking along the iron bridge The Pue…"

  103. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Camping Tips for Spain and France

    One wouldn’t think that you would need a lot of advice to camp through France or Spain"

  104. Dave and Deb reviewed Andorra

    Andorra was on our route back to Provence, France so we decided to spend a couple of days there hiking through the hills. Some world travelers we are, we didn’t even know that there was a country named Andorra out there until a few days ago. It i…"

  105. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Tips for Trekking to Everest Base Camp

    "Trekking to Everest Base Camp has been on our top adventure list for many years"

  106. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Top 10 Things we Love About Travel

    We love to travel and believe me, we love more things about travel than we hate."

  107. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post The Himalayan Yaks; A Photo Story

    No day on our Mount Everest Base Camp Adventure would have been complete without having to spend at least 2 or 3 times dodging the infamous Yak trains that ply the trails through the Himalayas."

  108. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Our Favourite Treks of the World: A Photo Story

    Throughout our many adventures around the globe we have had the privilege of participating in some amazing treks. These are some of our favorites."

  109. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post The Window to the Soul; A Photostory

    When Deb and I travel most places are defined in some way or another by the people."

  110. Dave and Deb reviewed Everest Base Camp Trek in Mount Everest, Nepal

    Trekking to Everest Base Camp has been on our top adventure list for many years. We learned quite a bit hike up to 5364 meters and have some valuable tips that we want to share with any future trekkers to make your life easier. It is not the scary da…"

  111. Dave and Deb reviewed Mountain Biking Adventure in Pokhara in Nepal

    The sky was hazy when we made our way to Pokhara in Central Nepal. Pokhara is the jumping off point for everyone trekking around the region and many people spend only a day or two in town before setting off. We were considering a short trek on the A…"

  112. Dave and Deb reviewed Trekking Everest in Mount Everest, Nepal

    What is more scary than taking a flight on a small twin engine plane through the Himalayas of Nepal from Kathmandu to Lukla? Having to take a flight back in rough weather. After two weeks of trekking the the most famous mountain range on earth it was t…"

  113. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Wildlife of the World; A Photo Story

    When people think of adventure travel they don’t really think of Wildlife photography."

  114. May 2010
  115. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post 13 Essential Items for India, and 5 We Wish We Had

    "A couple of months ago we wrote a post about items that were essential here in India. Now, after 3 months in India and one in Sri Lanka, we have found other items that are needed while traveling through India."

  116. April 2010
  117. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Five Things we Liked in India

    We spent just shy of three months in India and while it wasn’t our favorite place that we have visited on the planet, there were some bright moments during our time on the subcontinent. We made some great new friends, met some inspiring people and saw som"

  118. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post How Travel as A Couple Makes Life Easier

    Traveling as a couple is all we know. Having been together since we were in college, Dave and I have only ever traveled together and we have made it work for each other."

  119. Dave and Deb reviewed The White Desert in Egypt

    We hopped on our coach for the 5 hour ride into the desert. I knew that Egypt was a dry country, but I didn’t realize just how much of it is desert. The entire country (so far) is sand, sand and more sand. We made it to Bahariya by 2:30 in the aft…"

  120. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Top Scams to Watch out for in India

    When traveling, a person always has to be on their guard..."

  121. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Holi Mania it’s Spring in India!

    India has spring fever and nowhere celebrates it with more vigor than Mathura India."

  122. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Hikkaduwa Sri Lanka – Surf, Sun, Sand

    One hundred kilometers south of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s Capital City, the beach scene begins."

  123. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Ranthambore, Where Have all the Tigers Gone?

    How many tigers are left in Ranthambore? We ask our guide."

  124. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post The Golden Temple of Amritsar, India’s Shining Star

    "We had been back in India a mere two days when we made our way to Punjab to witness the Golden Temple."

  125. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Pakistan Border Ceremony, Theatre with Gusto

    We came quite close during our camel safari in Rajasthan."

  126. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Dave and Deb’s Surreal Moments Deserts Around the World

    We have done a post before on surreal travel experiences but nothing has compared to our time in India. India itself is a little surreal and we have experienced some of the weirdest moments in our travels. Not surprisingly, many of those moments happene"

  127. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Mountain Biking in Sri Lanka…Sort of

    Dave and I love to mountain bike. We hit the trails regularly in the summer and get out of the city as much as possible. It is so much fun to ride a new obstacle with success, get up the nerve to go down a steep trail and totally gratifying to conquer a"

  128. Dave and Deb wrote a blog post Saving Sea Turtles One Egg at a Time

    The sea turtle is in grave danger in this world. Fishing nets are scooping them up out of our oceans. Limbs are cut off by the nylon mesh, they suffocate and they are hit by boat propellers. Humans have had an enormous impact on the endangerment of the Se"

  129. Dave and Deb reviewed Holi in Mumbai, India

    The feeling was jubilant. Holi falls on the full moon at the end of February, it marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It is almost like India’s Spring Cleaning. In Mathura, fires are lit to burn away the Witch of winter on the eve…"

  130. Dave and Deb reviewed Closing ceremony on the Pakistani and Indian Border in Lahore, Pakistan

    The Pakistan Border. It sounds so sexy to say that you have visited.  We came quite close during our camel safari in Rajasthan. We thought we were pushing the envelope when we heard we were a mere 30 km away, however in Amritsar, Punjab a person ca…"

  131. Dave and Deb reviewed The Golden Temple of Amritsar in Amritsar, India

    We had been back in India a mere two days when we made our way to Punjab to witness the Golden Temple. Dave had only one place on his list of must sees in India, and the Golden Temple of Amritsar was that place. Sikhs bathe in the Holy Water It live…"

  132. Dave and Deb reviewed Everest Base Camp Trek in Mount Everest, Nepal

    Everest, the mother of all mountains.  In our own small way we are following in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. As we fly on our tiny plane through the Himalaya’s from Kathmandu to Lukla in Nepal, we can…"

  133. February 2010
  134. Dave and Deb reviewed Jaipur Kite Festival in Jaipur, India

    The Kite Festival is an annual event that the whole of Rajasthan get’s pretty excited about and nowhere is it bigger than in the city of Jaipur. The city shuts down for the day as families and children alike stand atop rooftops flying their paper …"

  135. Dave and Deb reviewed Karni Mata Temple aka The Rat Temple of Rajasthan in Rajasthan, India

    Bikaner may be known for its camel safaris and impressive fort in the state of Rajasthan, but it is its unique temple in the town of  Deshnok that attracted us to the area. The Karni Mata Temple just may be one of India’s strangest attraction…"

  136. Dave and Deb reviewed Shilpgram Arts Festival in Rajasthan, India

    There is nothing more exciting than coming into a town to find out that you have arrived in time for a yearly festival. How lucky we felt when we heard that in Shilpgram, a mere two kilometres away from Udaipur, there was an arts festival taking place as…"

  137. November 2009
  138. Dave and Deb reviewed Canoe Algonquin Park in Vancouver, Canada

    It is a badge of honor for anyone living in Ontario, Canada to canoe Algonquin Park. High Schools students can’t wait for their year end trip, cub scouts troops venture out to explore its tributaries and dad’s around the province take their …"

  139. Dave and Deb reviewed Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Canada

    We love to snowboard. It is the best way to pass the long winters. It actually makes the cold weather quite enjoyable. There is nothing like racing down the hill on a sunny day. One of our favorite mini holiday destinations is Mont Tremblant. There is…"

  140. Dave and Deb reviewed Climbing Gunung Batur, Bali’s Volcano in Bali, Indonesia

    I didn’t want to climb a volcano. One of my biggest fears is to be burnt alive by lava. Ever since watching Volcano with Anne Heche and Tommy Lee Jones, I have visions of slowly burning alive. The way that guy from Fargo did during the scene in th…"

  141. Dave and Deb reviewed Mui Ne Beach in Phan Thiết, Vietnam

    It isn’t as popular as Na Trang, but Mui Ne is a beautiful beach area perfect for relaxing after the Chaos of Ho Chi Minh city. Located North East of Saigon on the South China Sea, Mui Ne has everything for beach lovers and adventurers alike. Pe…"

  142. Dave and Deb reviewed Mekong Delta in Vinh Long, Vietnam

    Trips to the Mekong Delta can be booked from Ho Chi Minh City and it is definitely worth the trip. This is the part of Vietnam that everyone envisions when they picture the country. Hundreds of tributaries make their way through thick jungle. You will…"

  143. Dave and Deb reviewed Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Agent Orange, napalm and constant bombing wiped out the jungle during the Vietnam War but it is now lush and green and Vietnam is capitalizing on tourism. The Cu Chi Tunnels are the most fascinating historical site of Vietnam. Over 250km of tunnels wea…"

  144. Dave and Deb reviewed Hoi An in Da Nang, Vietnam

    Ever wanted an Armani suite or designer dress? Or are your tastes more practical and you are looking for trekking pants or a new shirt? Hoi An is a town in Central Vietnam that attracts tourists for its tailor made clothing. Even if you think that you…"

  145. Dave and Deb reviewed Sapa Town in Vietnam

    Located in the North West Corner of Vietnam, Sapa is a must for anyone wanting to add a little adventure into their travels while in Vietnam. Book a tour from Hanoi, or catch a train north to Lao Cai and find a guide to take you deep into the Hoang Lien…"

  146. Dave and Deb reviewed Islands of Ha Long Bay in Ha Long, Vietnam

    Ha Long Bay is definitely the number one attraction on any one’s list of sites to see in Vietnam. Located about 165 km East of Hanoi on the Gulf of Tonkin. It is a spectacular destination. You can book a two night, 3 day cruise from Hanoi at any…"

  147. October 2009
  148. Dave and Deb reviewed Penguins of Simon's Town in Cape Town, South Africa

    Just south of Cape Town in South Africa you will find a colony of Penguins in the picturesque village of Simon’s Town. If you are anything like us, we are suckers for Penguins. They are simply the cutest little things and we can watch them for hou…"

  149. Dave and Deb reviewed Celebrate Songkran (Thai New Year) in Bangkok, Thailand

    One of the coolest festivals (and I mean that in every sense) is Songkran Festival in Thailand.  We were lucky enough to find ourselves in Chang Mai during the holiday and took part in the World’s Largest Water Fight for 4 days! Chang Mai is …"

  150. Dave and Deb reviewed Kuta Beach in Bali, Indonesia

    Here is an important tip for anyone visiting Kuta Beach.  Do not hang out on the beach. You will be pestered by touts to no end.  I was in the middle of video taping and I had people standing right in front of me trying to sell me chess boards,…"

  151. August 2009
  152. Dave and Deb reviewed Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    After hanging out along the waterfront of the Mekong River and checking out the Royal Palace for a couple of days, it was time to hire a guide to take us to Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields; the most compelling and profoundly moving sight in Phno…"

  153. Dave and Deb reviewed The Pac Ou Caves, Sacred Caves of Laos in Laos

    One of the top things that I just had to see when traveling to Laos, were the Pak Ou Caves. I had seen an episode on Don’t Forget Your Passport years ealier, and I had wanted to go their ever since. It is a sight definitely worth seeing. Located j…"

  154. Dave and Deb reviewed Tikal in Tikal region, Guatemala

    Arriving early in the morning, we sit high on the top of a temple overlooking the jungle and complex. Howler monkeys roar in the distance and we sit mezmerised by its splendor content to just “Be”. Located in Guatemala, Tikal is one of the …"

  155. Dave and Deb reviewed Chichen Itza and the Temple of Kukulkan in Mexico

    "Probably the most visited by tourists from Canada and the US, but it was one of our favorites. Being the very first ruin that we ever visited makes it one of the most memorable. Located in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico about 3 hours from Cancun, we h…"

  156. Dave and Deb reviewed Machu Picchu in Sacred Valley, Peru

    "Nestled high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, at 2500 meters it is certainly the most extraordinary ruin on the planet. How did the Incas build this incredible complex so high on the side of a cliff? Built in the 1400’s Machu Picchu is remarkably well p…"

  157. Dave and Deb reviewed Bagan Temples in Burma

    "Definitely the least visited Ruin that we have ever visited. Bagan is a wonder of Asia. Located in Myanmar (Burma) we took a ferry from Mandalay on the Irrawady River to the ruins. This Buddhist complex was built in 1057 and covers 16 square miles. W…"

  158. Dave and Deb reviewed The Great Pyramid in Cairo, Egypt

    "The first pyramids I had ever heard about as a child. Wow, the pyramids of legend and the top of most peoples “must see” lists. We finally made it to the piéce de resistance of all of the pyramids in the world. Driving through Cairo, you can see the p…"

  159. Dave and Deb reviewed Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

    "Located in Cambodia this majestic complex consists of hundreds of temples covering 500 acres of land. Mother nature has done her work well reclaiming the land once ruled by the Khmer Empire. The jungle had almost swallowed up the temples of Angkor, until…"

  160. Dave and Deb reviewed Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    The Cu Chi Tunnels are a must see destination. During the War it was the major battleground.  All of those old war movies that you watched where the US soldier ran after a rebel in the jungle only to have him disappear in plain sight…well a …"

  161. July 2009
  162. Dave and Deb commented on Mount Kilimanjaro-How Hard is it to Climb?

    "It is definitely do-able for everyone if you don't have a problem with altitude and if you are in reasonable shape. There is just a misconception out there that it is easy. Almost immediately after we finished the climb we even forgot how hard it was. As…"

  163. Dave and Deb reviewed Mud Baths of Nha Trang in Vietnam

    So, you have been fighting the touts of Vietnam for days, the pollution is taking its toll on your skin and that cracked heel that you developed just won’t go away. You need a rest. Just outside of Nha Trang are theraputic mud baths. Cover yourself in…"

  164. Dave and Deb reviewed Ha Long Bay in Ha Long, Vietnam

    Bring along some Vang Dalat, Vietnam's attempt at red wine. Lay on the top deck and watch the stars in the clear sky as you are surrounded by giant kharst formations. Thousands of limestone islands burst out of the South China Sea. Heavenly."

  165. Dave and Deb reviewed Orang utans at Sepilok in Sandakan, Malaysia

    Staying right beside the park, we stayed at the Sepilok Jungle Resort. Boardwalks twist through the grounds right next to the jungle. The next day it is a short walk to the gate where we were treated to a video explaining the centre and what it has accom…"

  166. Dave and Deb reviewed Mt. Kinabalu Summit in Sabah, Malaysia

    South East Asia’s highest peak at 4095 meters in a magnificent climb over 2 days. A two hour bus ride from Kota Kinabalu will take you to the parks gate where you can book the climb, your guide, accommodations before the climb and on the mountain.…"

  167. Dave and Deb reviewed Climb Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania

    I have to clarify a giant misconception about Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is not easy! We were climbing in a group of 7 strong individuals who had just finished cycling 4500 km in tough conditions from deserts in Sudan, to altitude in Ethiopia and we all agree, …"

  168. October 2007
  169. Dave and Deb reviewed Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong, China

    We ended our time in Hong Kong with a visit to the Man Mo Temple. Known for its coils of incense hanging from the ceiling, it makes for an interesting photo opportunity – even though there are signs stating clearly “No Photos Allowed Inside.…"

  170. April 2007
  171. Dave and Deb reviewed The Terracotta Army in Xi'an, China

    It is one of the most impressive archeological finds in history.  An entire army of thousands of life size clay warrior’s horses and chariots were unearthed 35 metres under the ground. It has become known as The Terracotta Warriors a…"