Welcome to Dina and Ryan’s Traveling Blog!

Hi there!

We are a married couple that decided to close down our apartment, limit our possessions into two backpacks (Ryan’s is 35 L and mine is 43 L), and live as nomadic backpackers, going wherever our hearts desire.

The ape of Gibraltar

We started our journey in April 2009, with Europe as our first destination. From Ontario where we lived, we flew to Florida, and crossed the Atlantic Ocean with a repositioning transatlantic cruise ship. Yes, like the Titanic cruise. Believe me, it was not expensive as you might think. They are not in high demand, but they have to move across the ocean anyway to be in the right place in the right season. It is not an expensive journey, as long as you don’t buy those pricey extras and shore excursions from the cruise.

Madeira, a Portuguese island in Atlantic ocean

After stopping in several beautiful places in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, the ship reached the final destination: Barcelona, Spain. When we arrived there, we didn’t even have any idea where we might stay that night. Nothing was booked or even searched. Our European journey had just began.

Chateau d'If, off Marseille

That was about a year ago, and together we have visited over 40 countries. We go with the flow, we go where it is cheap and warm. There are many stories that we want to share, and we think a web-blog is a good place to do it. You are welcome here, and I hope you enjoy reading the articles, as much as I enjoy writing them.

Regards,
Dina & Ryan

Last update: 18 June 2012

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8 Responses to “Welcome to Dina and Ryan’s Traveling Blog!”

  1. Lusi
    10 December 2009 at 3:40 am #

    Nice article, great pics :o)
    Cia you, sista!!! conquer the world!!! LOL
    anyway, looking forward for ur next story

    • Dina
      10 December 2009 at 9:01 pm #

      Thanks for the support, Lus :D

  2. Florina
    16 March 2010 at 4:12 am #

    Dina, W O W ! ! !
    I know you are travelling around the world and visiting lots and lots of wonderful places.
    What I did not know before: your talent for writing. It’s so enjoyable to read your story. Keep writing!
    Love,
    A big fan (and a very proud sister).

    • Dina
      17 March 2010 at 11:43 am #

      Dede, thank you!! Still a lot to learn about writing, so bear with me :)
      I will always remember that the first time I traveled far, it was because you made that happen. Let’s have adventures together again!
      Love and hugs

  3. Florina
    31 March 2010 at 2:52 am #

    Would love to travel together again. :-)
    Spdc.

  4. Farnoosh
    17 May 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    Too cool…..Just love seeing what you are doing…..document, take heaps of photos and remember to write your memories…..safe and fun travels! A kiss to that cute monkey :)!

    • Dina
      17 May 2010 at 1:23 pm #

      Thanks :D You make me laugh here, imagining kissing a monkey! Haha! I agree they are super cute :D

  5. Vera
    5 April 2013 at 5:13 am #

    hello dina @ ryan, i am your newbie reader.
    Both of u are very inspirating me.
    i love ur “dedication” for ur passion -travelling around the world.
    i wish one day i can travel the world as u both doing now.
    Keep writing and always inspirating..

    Love,

    New Fan ^^

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