Our Story

Welcome to our travel blog

Hello! We are Nicole and Cameron Wears, a married couple and newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia on the west coast of Canada.

The goal for this travel blog is simple - to share our stories and tips from our travels around the globe and in our beautiful backyard, with the hope that it will inspire you to travel more or helps you plan that next big trip you’ve been dreaming about.

Travel is very personal. It means different things to different people. To some, it’s a one week vacation to an all-inclusive hotel in the Caribbean. To others, it’s strapping on a backpack with no itinerary or end date.

Our hope is that this blog helps you find travel inspiration regardless of your travel style.

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

We consider ourselves very fortunate to have traveled to over 65 countries and territories together in the past 10 years, fulfilling many of our life goals and dreams along the way.

Travel is a common passion that has always played an important role in our lives. Our exposure to travel began at young ages, with Cam living in Nairobi, Kenya at age 12 and Nicole backpacking around Europe at age 19.

After living in Malaysia in 2004 and exploring most of Southeast Asia, we got bitten by the travel bug and have since made traveling an important part of our lives.

Belize Barrier Reef

In the summer of 2008 we made a bold decision, we traded our great jobs for a backpack and a checklist. It was a scary and exiting time, filled with every kind of emotion you can think of. We were on the move every few days for over a year, from Peru to Japan to Jordan to Italy. To this day, it remains one of the best experiences of our lives.

It was also the adventure that pushed us to create this little ‘ol travel blog in late 2008.

Initially, this blog was meant to keep family and friends updated on our travels around the world. But when we returned from that adventure, we realized that our journey had only just begun.

The world opened our eyes to possibility and taught us that happiness is a state of mind. Long-term, meaningful travel gave us the gift of confidence and clarity. It taught us to be patient and humble. It taught us to respect the planet and the many different people and cultures that make it interesting and wonderful.

Most importantly, the lessons learned from long-term travel gave us the courage to pursue life’s next great challenge – raising a family.

Zurich, Switzerland

In 2010, we decided to plant some roots in Vancouver, British Columbia.

We no longer had the desire to live out of a backpack indefinitely. We love having a home and should not be mistaken for digital nomads on a trip that never ends. We go to work every day, like most people, but we choose not to sacrifice travel for work, and vice versa.

In 2011, we welcomed our first son Braydon to the world. Almost two years later, his brother Connor was born. The joy our boys bring to our lives is hard to put into words. They amaze us every day and remind us what is truly important in life – love, health and happiness.

We now travel as a foursome. Our backpacks have been exchanged for luggage on wheels and late nights have been traded for early mornings. Inevitably, our travel style has changed and evolved, but we are proof that it is possible to build a career and family AND travel the globe and follow your dreams. 

We’re thrilled you found us and hope you find our travel stories, photos and tips useful.

If you have a question, contact us through this website (you can email us here) or you can find us on FacebookTwitter and Google +Cam Wears

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For those that don’t know, Canuck is a slang term used to describe a Canadian. It is also the name of Vancouver’s professional hockey team, the Vancouver Canucks, hence the name of our travel site. Look at that – you just learned something new today! 

About the Author

Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 65 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Google+ and subscribe to their travel newsletter.