Hello, I'm Brett!

Hi, I'm Brett. WELCOME to MY TRAVEL BLOG!

One day, Lori, my wife, said she wanted to teach her way AROUND THE WORLD. She's a primary school teacher. Our children had finished college and were on their own. I was only working seasonally. Well, hmm, okay, let's go.

Now we're EXPATS. She teaches, we travel, I write.

Here are my TRAVEL STORIES and lessons learned. Let's call the latter TRAVEL TIPS. Until your travels begin or in between them, COME, WANDER WITH ME.

My Latest Stories

REI Gear Deals Holidays 2017

REI Gear Deals for the Holidays

Kongsberg, Norway — December 13, 2017

REI gear deals for the 2017 holidays. Great prices on travel and outdoor gear. Check back for updates.

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NRS River Gear Sales Holidays 2017

NRS River Gear Sales for the Holidays

Kongsberg, Norway — December 7, 2017

NRS river gear sales for the holidays available now. Up to 60% off. Check back for updates.

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KEEN Footwear Deals

KEEN Footwear Deals for the Holidays

Kongsberg, Norway — December 7, 2017

KEEN Footwear deals for travel and outdoor sandals, shoes, and boots for the holidays. Check back for updates.

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Backcountry Gear Deals Holidays 2017 20% Off Climbing Gear

Backcountry Gear Deals for the Holidays

Kongsberg, Norway — December 7, 2017

Backcountry gear deals for the holidays. Holiday Gift Guide 2017. 20% off climbing gear. Free shipping. Check back for updates.

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Click here for ULA Equipment backpack deals!

ULA Equipment Deals for Backpacks That Lighten Your Load

Kongsberg, Norway — December 7, 2017

ULA Equipment deals on lightweight backpacks. Check back for updates.

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Ruffwear Dog Gear Deals

Ruffwear Dog Gear Deals

Kongsberg, Norway — December 7, 2017

Ruffwear dog gear deals for travel, trail, and river dogs. Check back for updates.

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Germaine's family (clockwise from top left): Mariah, 16 years, James, 12, Claudino, 4 months (her brother's son whose mother passed away), Germaine, Marcelline, 18, Gayëthan, 6, and Gayëthan's friend, Cynthia, 5, who happened to be playing at Germaine's home when I visited.

Madagascar Poverty and One Person

Toamasina, Madagascar — June 12, 2017

Madagascar poverty can be up front and in your face, especially outside grocery stores. Can one person make a difference? Yes, I think so.

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The grave of the pirate La Buse in Saint Paul, Réunion.

Where Be the Pirate La Buse?

St. Paul, Réunion — December 27, 2016

In search of the pirate La Buse. At one time, the Indian Ocean was thick with pirates. La Buse was one of the most infamous. He’s supposed to be around here, somewhere.

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This is my carry on travel pack - a Pacsafe Venturesafe 45L GII - at the Hotel Nature Lodge in Joffreville, Madagascar. Photo by Brett Fisher.

How to Travel Light with Just a Carry On

Toamasina, Madagascar — November 4, 2016

A key to travelling light is a single, carry on piece of luggage. To travel light is also a choice about lifestyle and values. Here are some guidelines for making it work.

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