About Me

My wife and I live in the historic city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada.   I am a lawyer by profession…but have strong interests in travel, music and sports.   I especially enjoy winter sports such as ice hockey, curling and alpine skiing.

I started this blog in 2014, when I embarked on almost a year of travel and learning.   Although I have since returned to the workforce, travel remains an important part of my life and I am continuing to document my travels on this blog.  I also write about various travel-related topics and periodically post “Travel Flashbacks” about pre-2014 trips.

[All contents copyright 2014-2018 by Pierre Vanderhout.]

4 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Thank you for inviting me to your blog with me. I am looking forward to share your future travels, maybe some will take me back in time. Be safe and stay in touch!

  2. Hi Pierre,

    Love the blog already! I know you don’t want to give away too much about what you are doing or where you are going, but since we are in the “about me” section, I thought maybe you could share a bit more about what you are like when you travel. I thought fellow blog readers might be interested too…

    • Do you think you will be staying in more hotels or hostels?
    • Once you are in a country, how to you like to travel around most? Trains? Buses? Walking? Hitch-hiking and depending on the kindness of strangers?
    • Do you stick closely to your itinerary or give yourself leeway to get taken off course as you are exploring?
    • What do you think you will visit more: cathedrals or soccer stadia?
    • Do you like to try out new tastes in each stop or hunt down familiar flavours?
    • When you need to ask a local a question, are you the kind of traveller who would rather risk offence by asking (perhaps poorly) in the country’s native language or risk offence by asking in a lingua franca? (English, French etc)
    • Do you think you will go into a MacDonald’s just once to try one of the unusual items they have on the menu in other countries?
    • How many stamps do you have in your passport already?
    • What’s the line for the over/under on new stamps in your passport for this year? I’d set it at 3.5, taking action on the over (if gambling were legal, that is)…

    Can’t wait too read about your travels, enjoy every moment.

    1. Hi Ian,

      You’ve asked some excellent questions. In fact, I think that I will address some of them in my final “Base Camp” post before leaving!

      Your passport stamp question is interesting, given that I have travelled mostly in Europe and passport-stamping is not done there very often these days. In my current passport, I count 6 stamps.

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