My residency in Arles between April 23, 2019 to May 23, 2019. My objective was to explore the cultural artifacts of Arles through the lens of tourism, surfacing signs of authenticity, memory and identity.
Our visit to Ireland was split across two periods. The first was October 6-11th and the second was October 26-29th. During the first part, we rented a car and drove from Dublin to Killarney, and then up the west coast and back to Dublin with several stops in between. The second part of our visit was spent almost entirely in Dublin.
We arrived in Marrakech Morocco on October 11th and left October 25th. The first few days in Marrakech were spent with a local NGO volunteering our time to provide photography training to children. The remainder of the time was spent on tour.
This was our first trip to Poland. We left Toronto Friday June 4th and returned Monday June 29th. We flew to Warsaw, where we spent the night before continuing by train to Krakow. We stayed a week in Krakow and then returned to Warsaw on the 14th. In Warsaw we joined a team of 12 people (including ourselves) on a Habitat for Humanity Build Project.
We started our tour January 18th, 2015 and returned home February 24th 2015. This was a driving trip; we drove 9,299kms. Broadly our tour took us to Louisiana and then along the Gulf Coast through Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and across to St. Augustine, then up the East Coast of Georgia and North Carolina and to North West Georgia and back home.
Our first trip to Africa was between February 12 and March 3, 2014. We left Toronto Pearson at 6:30PM. We had a 2 hour stop-over in Amsterdam before our connecting flight to Nairobi. We arrived in Nairobi at 8:30PM. We returned via the same route but with a 6 hour stop over in Amsterdam.
This trip was between Wednesday April 2 and Tuesday April 8, 2014. We arrived in Vancouver, picked up a car and drove out to Harrison Hot Springs where we stayed a couple of days. We returned to Vancouver Friday. Sunday we drove north to Squamish where we spent Sunday and Monday night.
Our trip was between September 16th and October 4th. We departed on the evening of September 16th and arrived the following day in Budapest. Our tour took us from Budapest, by train, to Prague, then Salzburg, Strasbourg, Verdun, Bruges and Cologne. On October 4th we drove to Frankfurt for our return flight.
On January 18th we flew down to Georgia to visit my brother and his wife in McCaysville.
North of Blueridge and south of Ducktown, McCaysville is the gateway to the Cherokee National Forest and cultural hub of North West Georgia; a destination offering high culinary arts, quintessential representations of period architecture and of course the Gateway.
May 26th - June 13th, 2012. We left for Hong Kong on May 26th 2012 and returned June 13th to Toronto. While we covered a number of locations, outlined below, the itinerary wasn't so packed to be uncomfortable.
November 3rd - 17th 2012: We left Toronto November 3rd and returned on the 17th. Our original plan had us leaving on the 2nd but damaged passports prevented us from boarding. In a mad dash we were able to get new passports and leave the following day. On this trip our first week was doing volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity.