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International Photography Day

Hi guys! As it’s International Photography Day today I thought I’d put together an impromtu collection of my 20 favourite pics from my travels! Let me know if you have a favourite and I’ll send you a high resolution version of it for your phone, homescreen or wall!

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Research your destination: 8 reasons why

There’s something extremely enticing about dropping into a place without knowing anything about it. Everything is new, exciting. Every blink you make, every breathe you take, every move you make (wait isn’t this a song?) will immerse you in a new experience. Some people like the thrill of adapting, others are just sick of the mundane feeling of being stuck in a cycle. Whatever the source, more often than not going into a new culture or climate without any prior information will land you in trouble. Here are 8 reasons why you should research a place before you go: Continue reading “Research your destination: 8 reasons why”

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Isle of Mull

Like any good adventure story exploring Mull and Lochaline had its thrills and descents. There were moments where I was gripping the seat before me so hard I feared I would pierce the fabric. Cliffs veered down to hungry waves and I quivered at the idea of skidding out of control. Memories of last winter’s car accident in Sweden ate at my nerves as I imaged a similiar scene here, but with a different ending. When we stopped and I spilled out onto the beaches, the ferries and the small patio of our borrowed cottage relief flooded in. Among the same scenes whizzing by only moments ago bliss was always patiently waiting. Continue reading “Isle of Mull”

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Dogsledding in Bjorkliden: Video

When all the dogs were tied in place and we’d been settled into our positions on the sled I braced myself for the leaping take-off. I was ready to go flying across the snow, to speed across the lake like a goddess on the rampage.
Bump. Trottrotrottrot. My roller coaster was a kiddie ride? My speed demon a bicycle? Right ok, this is good too.
I leaned back and took in the scenery. The lake stretched out for miles. With the sun flaring across the ice it looked like another world. Maybe like Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons… Except conveniently habitable. Continue reading “Dogsledding in Bjorkliden: Video”

Bjorkliden Ice Cave

Björkliden: Ice Cave Tour!

We went ice climbing with a tour guide who didn’t seem terribly interested – until he got on the snowmobile and peeled off into the night lol. The ride up to the mountain to the cave was a rambunctious, thrilling ride with ice flecks tearing at our faces and fearful laughter tumbling into the valley (without us thankfully). Once we wobbled out of the sled, wrestled our way across the deep snow, clamoured, crawled and slid our way deep into the cave we were so comfortable we started doing interior planning. From propping what looked like human bones up in the corner to adding a nice vase of flowers we were going to make the cave fabuloouuuuusss!
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It all started in the sleepy city of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada in 2013. I was from Alberta and studying in B.C. meant a new world in my little small-town-girl head. For three years I enjoyed exploring the city, but I began to itch for something new. Bigger. Farther. Cheaper?

It was time to take off the training wheels.

I left for Thailand. Then I left for England. Then I left for Scotland. From each base of operations I explored the surrounding countries. It’s slow going, but it’s sustainable and I’m happy. My life has been one big adventure novel, with some ups and some downs!

I hope this website is an enjoyable, useful tool for you on your own journeys. Or perhaps it will inspire you to explore your own world—however big or small!

Remember, adventure is at your door. Go Greet It.

Noowwwww. Unless it’s like 5 am and there’s a volcano erupting nearby (but hey, if you’re a volcano expert with a zoom lens then don’t let the time stop you!).

If you have any questions, want to suggest a local event or simply must-have-that-fabulous-picture-for-your-desktop you can contact me through my twitter feed @doorsteptravel or my email thedoorsteptraveller@gmail.com

Thanks for visiting!

And remember. There are times for beautiful pictures and there are times for terrible selfies!