I’ve just returned home from a very significant trip in my life of travels. Fourteen years ago I began exploring the world beyond the borders of my own country, always seeking to experience new places and cultures. This trip marks a major milestone – I’ve now visited all seven continents! I’m super excited to have finally set foot on every major landmass in the world.

To celebrate (and, perhaps more importantly, to reflect), I wanted to post a photo from each continent… but I couldn’t bring myself to choose just one. Here’s a tribute to seven continents of travel.

Antarctica

Antarctica, 2002 - An other-worldly experience.
Antarctica, 2002 – An other-worldly experience.

Africa

Tanzania, 2009 - Climbing Kilimanjaro
Tanzania, 2009 – Climbing Kilimanjaro
Tanzania, 2009 - Celebrating on the Roof of Africa
Celebrating on the Roof of Africa

South America

Argentina, 2011 - Extracting bone from hard rock as a volunteer at a dinosaur dig site
Argentina, 2011 – Extracting a bone from hard rock as a volunteer at a dinosaur dig site

Europe

Italy, 2010 - Volunteering at an organic farm tucked into a valley in the Alps
Italy, 2010 – Volunteering at an organic farm in the Alps
Italy, 2010 - I get invited to my first Italian wedding and learn how to really celebrate
Italy, 2010 – I get invited to my first Italian wedding and learn how to really celebrate
England, 2012 - Walking across the country from coast to coast with my brother
England, 2012 – Walking across the country from coast to coast with my brother
Malta, 2014 - Learning the art of Falconry at the Malta Falconry Centre
Malta, 2014 – Learning the art of Falconry at the Malta Falconry Centre

Asia

North Korea, 2012 - Attempting to decipher reality from fiction in the world's most secretive state
North Korea, 2012 – Attempting to decipher reality from fiction in the world’s most secretive state
Bangladesh, 2013 - Making new friends in the slums of Dhaka
Bangladesh, 2013 – Making new friends in the slums of Dhaka
Nepal, 2015 - Trekking through the Himalayas with a great friend
Nepal, 2015 – Trekking through the Himalayas with a great friend

North America

Canada, 2008 - Exploring the Rockies with my faithful hiking partner, Scamp.
Canada, 2008 – Exploring the Rockies with my faithful hiking partner, Scamp.
Canada, 2013 - Cycling the Icefield Parkway with good friends.
Canada, 2013 – Cycling the Icefield Parkway with good friends.
Alaska & Yukon, 2014 - In search of gold on the Chilkoot Trail with good friends
Alaska & Yukon, 2014 – In search of gold on the Chilkoot Trail

Australia

Australia, 2016 - Exploring Tasmania on a month-long cycle tour
Australia, 2016 – Exploring Tasmania on a month-long cycle tour

What’s Next?

Coming home from this trip, I feel a sense of completion. If something catastrophic happened tomorrow and I couldn’t ever travel again, I’d be happy with the places I’ve visited and the great experiences I’ve had. Something tells me though, there are many more adventures in store for me. In a way, I’ve just scratched the surface of this big wonderful world.

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6 thoughts on “Seven Continents of Travel

  1. From now on you are a member of restricted club of CHOSEN.ā€‹ I’d wish to be its member, may be sometimes… Thanks for sharing some really great moments. Importantly, majority of them aren’t selfies, but very interesting scenes from live of local communities or adventures with friends. The most amazing for me is your marvelous knee bend moment with North Korean children.

    Stay in touch. Best wishes to you Justin.

    1. Thanks Vlad! Looking through my old photos from these trips brought back lots of great memories. I remember, at the time, I was most proud of the photos of beautiful landscapes or stunning sunsets that I’d captured. The pictures that mean the most to me now are exactly the kind that you pointed out – sharing special moments with locals and friends. That photo from North Korea is one of my favourites too šŸ™‚

  2. This is beyond fantastic. thank you for the ones with Fred and me. Home from my 3 month SW USA trip and 3 weeks in Cuba the end of Feb. My g mail was blocked. just now cleaning it out. Come to visit in Aug. Off to Europe in May starting in Moscow with Kathy. Then back on the Iron Will be solo after the first three weeks when Kathy returns to work. Will send some photos from my phone. What is the site you use to do this wonderful journal.

  3. What an absolutely wonderful post Justin. Congratulations on visiting seven continents. Sounds as though you’re truly living life to the full. Such incredible experiences and what amazing photos you have. Keep enjoying!

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