http://instatbt.com/Place/kyrgyzstan/570241517KyrgyzstanTaking in the view of the Kyrgyzstan Mountains
One of the most challenging things we did in Kyrgyzstan was a 3-day horse trek. What made it so challenging was the terrain. We were climbing up steep passes and descending into low valleys, all on horseback.
As you know, we recently switched to transitionslenses to protect our eyes and I was really impressed with the way they performed in the changing lighting conditions.
You don't want to be swapping glasses when you are dropping into a valley on horseback. Trust me on that one :) ------ livethegoodlightad
http://instatbt.com/Place/santorini/132634973428476SantoriniWhat is your favourite Travel Hack?
With the upcoming holiday season many people are planning their dream trip. We've partnered with kayak to share our KAYAKTravelHacker tips to help you save money and hassle when going through the airport.
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http://instatbt.com/Place/mount-assiniboine/339406002Mount AssiniboineThe magnificent Mount Assiniboine in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta.
To get the most appreciation of the beauty that the Rocky Mountains hold you have to see it from a helicopter.
We took an early morning flight and let me tell you it was jaw dropping.
Seeing those mountains dusted in a layer of snow just made me appreciate Alberta even more.
I can't wait to return!
http://instatbt.com/Place/niagara-on-the-lake-ontario/218426593Niagara-On-The-Lake, OntarioThe Fall Colours of Canada in full bloom!
It is that time again here in Canada where we are blessed with some of the best fall colours around.
This is by far one of my favourite times of the year. The air is a little crisp, the smell of fall in the air and beautiful scenes like this.
We are back in Ontario for Thanksgiving and spending our time with family. We are especially proud of our niece Carley who has just become the ambassador of her college and started a new Instagram account. So go over and give her a follow at ambassadorcarlay 😊
http://instatbt.com/Place/yamnuska-wolfdog-sanctuary/241658071Yamnuska Wolfdog SanctuaryThe majestic Wolf Dog stands tall in Alberta.
One of the best experiences we had in Alberta was visiting the yamnuskawdsanct. We got to interact with these amazing animals in a beautiful setting.
These dogs are all rescues and this is definitely something you have to do when you are in Alberta.
http://instatbt.com/Place/tombstone-mountains/290412397Tombstone MountainsStorm clouds roll in over the Tombstone Mountains in the Yukon, Canada.
One of my favourite shots from our trip up the Dempster highway was this one.
The clouds were moving fast as a storm was rolling in. I managed to get set up quickly and snap this long exposure shot!
16-35 Zeiss F4
F11 at 15 seconds.
http://instatbt.com/Place/donegal-ireland/664080421Donegal, IrelandMorning light in Donegal, Ireland.
Their area is famous for the landscapes featured on both The Game of Thrones and Vikings.
You can see why. It is just stunning.
Had to get up early in the morning for this one but it was worth it!
http://instatbt.com/Place/chiang-mai-thailand/6382993Chiang Mai, ThailandDreaming of the Lantern Festival in Thailand.
We will be heading back to Thailand in October and it made me think about one of the most amazing things we have seen there....The Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai.
Hundreds of thousands of lanterns are launched into the air in celebration and it is something not to miss.
A word of warning though...it is crazy busy! If you are a bit claustrophobic I would give this one a miss 😊😊
http://instatbt.com/Place/tuscany/219237919TuscanyShining a light on the beautiful landscape of Tuscany, Italy.
The sun pokes through the clouds at just the right time as we were driving around the countryside.
I was looking for a scene like this throughout our time in Tuscany and actually got really lucky with the light.
The landscape here is just stunning.
http://instatbt.com/Place/loch-ness/336809448Loch NessSunset over Loch Ness in Scotland.
One of the best sunsets we have seen in Scotland was just outside Inverness.
The sky just lit up like it was on fire.
I think if you look hard enough you might even see Nessie in this one 😊😊.
http://instatbt.com/Place/kyrgyzstan/570241517KyrgyzstanFollowing the river into the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.
I love this perspective. It really captures the wildness and beauty of this landscape.
It is one thing to be walking and be surrounded by this but it takes on a whole new meaning when you can see it from above.
Shot on assignment for discoverkyrgyzstan with our djiglobalmavicpro on the first day of our horse trek.
http://instatbt.com/Place/serengeti-national-park/1779261895675718Serengeti National ParkA journey through the wildlife of the Serengeti.
From Leopards in trees to lions with their kill we saw so much during our Safari in Tanzania.
Make sure you watch to the end to see the lioness hunting the gazelle.
Also make sure to check out the event in our bio where we will be chatting travel and Africa with goaheadtours in Toronto next week. Hope to see you there.
http://instatbt.com/Place/eilean-donan-castle/2038818Eilean Donan CastleThe magical Eilean Donan castle on the shores of Scotland.
Scotland is full of stunning landscapes but this is one place I wanted to visit. I had seen photos of it before and always wanted to photograph it. This place really lends itself to a long exposure.
Not to mention it is on the doorstep of the Isle of Skye 😊
Sony 24-70 f/4
30 second exposure
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http://instatbt.com/Place/serengeti-national-park/1779261895675718Serengeti National ParkStaring down the ruler of the Serengeti.
This is by far my favourite shot from our time in the Serengeti.
We had been watching these 3 male lions for a while when this guy came walking right towards us.
Such an amazing moment when an animal looks right into your eyes.
We will be showcasing photos and video during our presentation in Toronto on September 21 with goaheadtours. We will also be auctioning off prints like this one and others from our trip to Tanzania.
So if you are in Toronto feel free to drop by. The details are in our bio.
Tamron 150-600 f5-6.3
1/1000 of a second
http://instatbt.com/Place/amalfi-italy/222836363Amalfi, ItalyThe stunning coastline on the Amalfi Coast in Italy.
Driving the coast near Amalfi town is so worth it. At every bend you are treated to scenes like this. The blue azure water contrasted against the colourful buildings of the coastal towns.
You can see why this is one of those epic drives you must do once in your life.
http://instatbt.com/Place/kyrgyzstan/570241517KyrgyzstanJaw dropping moments in the remote mountains of Kyrgyzstan ------
Do you ever have those moments when you are traveling where you look up at a scene and instantly know you will remember it forever?
This was one of those moments. On the final day of our horse trek in Jyrgalan we were treated to the best scenery on our trip.
Jagged peaks rose in front of us and reminded me of the Alps.
Witnessing this scene on horseback made me think of the original nomads of Central Asia that have walked this route for centuries.
Shot on assignment with discoverkyrgyzstantravelspons
http://instatbt.com/Place/kyrgyzstan/570241517KyrgyzstanThe river snakes and horses graze in the mountains for Kyrgyzstan.
The mountains were by far my favourite part of Kyrgyzstan and we were able to get some unique perspectives with our djiglobalmavicpro.
Seeing the landscape from different perspectives allows you to gain a new respect for the the beauty that this country has to offer.
http://instatbt.com/Place/kyrgyzstan/570241517KyrgyzstanPastel colours light up the sky on our horse trek in Kyrgyzstan.
After a hard day of riding we were treated to a great sunset. This was our reward.
As I looked out from our tent it was this scene that warmed my heart.
When I thought of Kyrgyzstan before this is what I imagined. Horses in the wild against a backdrop of beauty.
http://instatbt.com/Place/skazka-canyon/931523606954285Skazka CanyonTaking in the sunrise at Fairytale Canyon on Issyk Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan.
Located on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, there is an unusual place called Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon.
This red canyon was formed by the wind and weather over centuries and is a sight to behold.
We made our way up there in the early morning and we're treated to this magnificent sight.
If you look carefully at the top left of the photo you can see Deb sitting on the top of the ridge taking it all in.
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http://instatbt.com/Place/destination-jyrgalan-valley-дестинация-долина-жыргалан/535513943306558Destination Jyrgalan Valley/ Дестинация Долина ЖыргаланThe Milky Way shows her beauty while on a horse trek in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.
We have just returned from a 3 day horse trek in the Jyrgalan region of Kyrgyzstan and let me tell you the scenery is stunning.
From lush green valleys to soaring peaks it makes you feel like you are one with nature.
This was our camp on night one and the stars were out in all of their glory.
As we laid our heads to rest for the night we dreamed of what adventure awaited us the next morning.... a 3600m pass.
But that is another story 😊
Shot on assignment with discoverkyrgyzstan
http://instatbt.com/Place/lake-manyara/258075315Lake ManyaraTaking in the great Rift Valley while on Safari in Tanzania
There is nothing quite like being on safari in Africa.
Waking up to the sunrise and heading out to see the animals on the savannah.
Man, what an experience. We have been to Tanzania before but never got the chance to go on Safari here.
There is just so much to see. Being able to see it through our transitionslenses has made it even better.
Now we have seamless adaptability inside our hotel to outside on the savannah, day and night, and we never miss a moment worth seeing.
We partnered with Transitions® lenses this year because we wanted to show you how important prescription eyewear is in helping you LiveTheGoodLight. ad
http://instatbt.com/Place/serengeti-national-park/1779261895675718Serengeti National ParkLooking out at sunset in the African Savanna.
There is no place on earth that makes you realize the importance of reducing your use of plastics more than Africa.
While we were just in Tanzania we saw first hand the overuse of plastics. And although they are trying to do their part they have quite a ways to go.
One way we found we could help was to make sure we brought our reusable water bottle. We filled it up each morning and used our Steri-Pen to clean it. Then we had little plastic waste while we were on Safari.
I was happy to see a few of our fellow travellers doing the same.
As we come to the end of our 4 week pledge to reduce our plastic use we have found that everything we have done we have now worked it easily into our daily routines.
Now it is your turn. Check out the wtandtc and their website http://toomuchtoask.org/ and take a challenge of your own!
http://instatbt.com/Place/serengeti-national-park/1779261895675718Serengeti National ParkAll hail the king of the Serengeti.
One of the things that I wanted to see in this trip was lions. Well let me tell you it did not disappoint. I have seen so many I lost count. One day we saw a total of 27 lions! That is crazy.
What love about this shot was just the way he put his head into the wind and basically posed for us.
The wildlife viewing here in Tanzania has been nothing short of incredible.
Tamron 150-600 f5-6.3
1/800 of a second
http://instatbt.com/Place/serengeti-national-park/317021439Serengeti National ParkOutrunning the storm in the Serengeti Plains.
It was a perfect day. Lions, Leopards, Elephants and just about ever other kind of African wildlife you can think of.
But as the day was nearing its end we looked behind us and saw this. A freak storm was racing towards us and we had to make haste and head back to the lodge.
Regardless of a a few raindrops this was by far my favourite day on safari ever.
Thanks goaheadtours 😊😊
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http://instatbt.com/Place/serengeti-national-park/1779261895675718Serengeti National ParkThe princess of the Serengeti in Tanzania.
Just as we were finishing up our day we came across this lioness sitting on her rock.
Our guide told us that she probably had cubs nearby as she cooed at them every once and a while.
Such an amazing experience.
I have to say I am really impressed with the amount of lions in this park. They seem to be everywhere.
Stay tuned for more 😊😊
http://instatbt.com/Place/tarangire-national-park/217610079Tarangire National ParkStaring down a bull elephant in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.
It was a tense moment as we watched this bull elephant eating and he made a sudden charge for the vehicle.
Luckily it was a phantom charge and we stood our ground.
But let me tell you, you really realize just how small you are when you see something this big close up in its natural habitat.
Just one of the amazing moments we have had on our goaheadtours in Tanzania.
http://instatbt.com/Place/tarangire-sopa-lodge---tanzania/866253887Tarangire Sopa Lodge - TanzaniaThe sun sets behind the Baobab Tree here in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.
The first day on safari here in Tanzania with goaheadtours and it did not disappoint.
We already have seen Giraffes, Zebra, elephants and even a few lions plus a stunner of a sunset. Not bad for day one!
Stay tuned for more from Tanzania and follow our stories for more behind the scenes.
http://instatbt.com/Place/ipanema/228833401IpanemaThe amazing Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro from above.
If you want to full appreciate the beauty of Rio de Janeiro it is best to do it from a high vantage point.
Seeing this stunning landscape from a helicopter was by far one of the most exciting things we did while in the city.
The beaches are so massive this really gives you a good sense of that.
We loved Rio and hope to return soon.
http://instatbt.com/Place/cinnamon-hakuraa-huraa-maldives/1022522313Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa MaldivesFollowing the path to paradise in The Maldives.
We had always wanted to visit this island paradise and when we were in Sri Lanka in 2016 we took advantage of how close it was and spent a week on 2 different resorts.
The Maldives lived up to all of my expectations especially the cinnamonhotels Hakuraa Huraa.
This shot was what the sunsets were like every night!
Camera: Sony A7RII
Lens: 16-35mm F4
http://instatbt.com/Place/kariega-game-reserve-main-lodge/301195669974163Kariega Game Reserve Main LodgeA wave from an old friend in Africa.
Next week we are returning to Africa to explore the savannah of the Serengeti with our friends at goaheadtours.
For those of you that know our history you already know that Africa holds a special place in our hearts.
It is where we started our blogging journey while cycling 12,000 km from Cairo to Cape Town.
Those 4 months really changed our lives and we have been drawn to this special continent ever since.
Follow our adventure starting next week here and on our stories.
http://instatbt.com/Place/grand-cayman/223830357Grand CaymanA look at life under the sea in the Cayman Islands.
Our oceans are so precious and we have to do everything we can to protect them.
This is why we took the pledge with the wtandtc to reduce our plastic waste.
We are one week in and things are going well. We have implemented all the ways that we discussed in our article which you can read by clicking in the link in our profile.
This is such an important initiative to us and we hope you take the pledge as well.
Check out all the info in the article on how you can help save this planet.
http://instatbt.com/Place/sigiriya-sri-lanka/222562682Sigiriya, Sri LankaA sunset view of Sigiriya from Pidurangala, Sri Lanka.
After a sweaty climb up and scrambling over the last few meters we were greeted by this fantastic view over the landscape below.
We have climbed Sigiriya before but I really feel this is the best view.
Plus we had the whole rock to ourselves. Awesome!
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http://instatbt.com/Place/iguacu-national-park/214424800Iguaçu National ParkThe beauty of Iguazu Falls in Brazil
Nothing really captures the excitement of standing next to the mighty Iguazu Falls. To feel the wind and most on your face as millions of gallons of water plummet over the edge is absolutely amazing.
This place is truly an iconic destination.