Welcome to Travel with the Smile
Do you love outdoor adventures?
Awesome, you’re in the right place!
We’re here to help you through our adventure travel blog to make your life adventurous. Whether you’re looking for:
- epic outdoor adventures
- detailed travel guides
- tips for your next trip
- travel inspiration
- or just want to read some thrilling stories from around the world
we’ve got you covered. Our mission is to provide you with the tools you need to get outdoors and have fun without breaking the bank. And not only that. In 2019, we’ve started Smile Campervans, a campervan rental company or as we call it ‘Your home on wheels in the Canadian Rockies’.
We’re constantly looking for ways to provide you more to make your trip unforgettable. That was one of the reasons we created an e-book ’12 adventures for 12 months’ which you can get for free when you sign up for our newsletter. So don’t wait too long, you only live once. Start planning your own adventure!
Read below from a selection of the best articles on our blog.
Our craziest adventures
During our trip around the world, we’ve managed to try many new things outside the popular easy-to-get-to tourist attractions. We’ve challenged our strengths and weaknesses, fought fear and sometimes stared right at it. Read our most craziest adventures below (and still more to come).
Adventure travel guides
Are you ready to take a trip? Browse our comprehensive adventure travel guides where we include our tips for visiting, best things to do, breakdown of seasons and when to visit, budget tips, and more. You won’t find here museum or restaurant recommendations but instead, adventurous activities that will make you say: “I can’t believe I did that!”.
Trip around the world
The best & worst from our 2-year trip around the world. Read through our monthly recaps to find out how many kilometers we traveled, what transport we used, daily budget, map of visited places, and more.
As we continue to travel, no matter how far from home, we make mistakes. Everybody does. After so many challenging trips and situations we’ve been through, we picked up some skills and smart tips that will make your travels easier. It’s true that your best teacher is your own mistake. But it’s also good to be prepared so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest.
Stories from the road
Thsi is where you will learn, laugh and read about things that will make you think about the world and different cultures. As we like to often travel beyond the beaten path, we experience strange or beautiful encounters with people, wildlife, and diferent ways of life that wouldn’t be posible otherwise when sticking to popular areas.
Our motto: “Let the adventure be the fuel of your life.”
Wheather ou’re not sure where to go next or just need a little pick me up, our inspirational posts will surey spark your wanderlust. Browse our colourful photo essays from the most beautiful places around the World, I’m sure some will really surprise you. Or read our favourite adventure quotes (and print out one of the graphics to look at every day).
Adventure athletes & World travelers
Europeans at heart, we now reside near the Canadian Rockies, the infinite playground for outdoor adventures. We moved to Canada 7 years ago to try something new and start new life. We go muntain biking, trail running or ice skating whenever possible and encourage everyone to try new things and expand horizons. That’s where the magic happens.
Latest on the blog
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