Blog entry number 300
12.10.2013 12 °C
It has been a summer full of sunshine and visitors on the west coast of British Columbia and we have been exploring our own backyard – the mountains and lakes of the Rockies. This is Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies...
While this is the world renowned Lake Louise...
Surrounded as we are by all this beauty you might wonder why we travel to far off places. Saint Augustine had the answer when he said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page".
Since we began blogging five years ago we've sat down at the computer three hundred times to bring you images of places and people from other worlds and other times in history. Yet, although we have explored more than two dozen countries in that time, we've barely scratched the surface of the Globe.
Unbelievably, our blogs have been read more than a third of a million times and we have been asked countless times to write a book about our travels. Well, we've finally done it – and we may even do it again, (gluttons for punishment that we are).
‘Slow Train to China’ chronicles our recent Trans-Siberian journey from St.Petersburg to Hong Kong; a ten week journey of some 10,000 kms. This is planned to be the first in a series of inspirational travel guides for people like us – independent second-lifers. So if you, (or someone you know), need a bit of a shove to get out of the Lazy-Boy, then order a copy and let us persuade you that world travel is neither difficult nor dangerous. As Mark Twain said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the by the ones you did.”
Summer is nearing an end on our Canadian isle and as the sun sinks lower in the sky there are storm clouds on the horizon. It’s time for us to clear the decks and set sail on another Blissful Adventure. This fall we’re taking Bob Hope and Bing Crosby’s advice. We’re off on the Road to Morocco. We’ll have a few stops in England, Spain and Portugal en-route, and after the Kasbahs of Marrakesh and Fez we will be heading south of the Sahara for a safari in the National Parks of Ghana. Please come along for the ride, (and let us know if you, or a friend, would like a copy of our latest book for Christmas).