Adventure of a Lifetime

June - September 2018
Around the world in just over 80 days
  • Day95

    Adventure of a Lifetime!

    October 2, 2018 in Canada ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    We have been home now for almost 2 weeks and today is Oliver's 10th birthday… seems like as good a day as any to post one final message.

    First of all, Happy 10th Birthday to our youngest traveler Oliver. He was a trooper, a performer and a source of laughter for our entire 82 days of travel. The things he saw before his 10th birthday would make many envious, and hopefully many more impressed. He has already had the chance to present his adventure to his grade 5 class, and is working on another assignment based on part of our trip. We hope he remains inspired to travel, explore and be adventurous... and to always share, his joy, his humour and his heart. On to double-digits and whatever comes next.

    And finally, The Traveling Ryan Family... staying local for a while. Looking forward to reminiscing, sharing and getting back to normal. Thank you again for the kind words and appreciation, we consider ourselves so fortunate to have been able to dream, plan, and complete this adventure and to share a taste of it with all of you.

    Following a few more minor tweaks and a very last spellcheck we will be formatting this blog into a hardcover scrapbook and sending it to print. Feel free to come visit and flip through the pages.

    Here is to the end of this Adventure of a Lifetime!
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  • Day83

    Until next time...

    September 20, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Many good things do come to an end, this we have learned with our return from our adventure. Unfortunately, that also means our blog too must end.

    We have enjoyed sharing our stories and pictures. This travel blog was our opportunity to offer family and friends a glimpse of our adventures and antics. Thank you to all those who have followed us around the world. And a special thank you to those who ‘Liked’ and commented on our posts… it has been rewarding to know people are interested in what we are up to.

    So, this is the Traveling Ryan Family, signing off from our Adventure of a Lifetime. There are still lots of places to see and people to visit, so until next time!

    Thank you doesn’t seem like enough, but one more time we want to thank Sarah and Stewart, Bonnie and Jason, Verity, Sean and Louise, Liam, Erin, Kelly, Ashley, Conor and Andrea, Ellen, Nicola and Jason, Harriet, Kate, Sebastian, Anette and Nikolaj, Emilie, Daniel, Niels and Marianne.
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  • Day82

    Destination #11, Home Sweet Home

    September 19, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    We have traveled on planes, cars, trains, boats, ferries, buses, gondolas, funiculars, taxis, subways, carriages, horses, golf carts, paddleboards, kayaks and our feet… all took us around the world and back again.

    Seeing sights, reuniting with friends, visiting places, making memories... Kinda what it is all about. With some dirty laundry, a ton of pictures, a few souvenirs and NO REGRETS we have come home. Let's hope our journey encourages our international friends to come and visit, our door is open.

    DYK: During this trip around the world we traveled for 82 days, visited 13 countries, flew over 62000 kilometers during over 87 hours on 19 flights, connected with 12 friends (and their families) and took over 8000 pictures… add it all up and this one equals the Adventure of a Lifetime.
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  • Day82

    Touchdown #19, Closing the loop

    September 19, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Touchdown, back on Canadian soil. Not really sure what to say here. This return home comes with mixed emotions. Of course we are happy to be back, to be with family and friends and enjoy the comfort of home, but at the same time it also marks the end of an amazing travel adventure. We are going to enjoy sharing more pictures and stories for quite some time.Read more

  • Day82

    Tak og farvel Danmark

    September 19, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Thank you and good-bye Denmark.
    Reunited with an old friend and made some new ones. Our time in Denmark has been wonderful and we are leaving with lots of memories and a long list of reasons to return. Thank you to Anette, Nikolaj, Emilie, Daniel, Marianne and Niels. Your hospitality and kindness will not be forgotten. We will save you a seat at our bar!Read more

  • Day81

    A Copenhagen institution

    September 18, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Our last full day in Copenhagen and the last day of our around the world Adventure of a Lifetime… time to seriously think about our return home. The weather was beautiful today and we headed out to visit the Carlsberg Brewery and ExBEERience. We rode in a horse-drawn carriage pulled by 2 of the Carlsberg draught horses, toured the buildings and got to enjoy a beer at the Courtyard Bar.Read more

  • Day80

    Stud and tube coupling system

    September 17, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Our Lego fun continued with lunch at the MINICHEF restaurant where we ordered our food with Lego and picked it up from a Lego robot. Our visit ended with an expensive stop at the Lego Store. (Now to the suitcase store so we can bring it all home!)

    DYK: Stud and tube coupling system is the name given to the construction technique of Lego bricks which allows them to secure to each other but still easily disassemble.Read more

  • Day80

    Everything is Awesome!

    September 17, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Brick-tacular, brick-tastic, brick-mazing, all of these and more. Today we visited the Lego House. Part museum, part play ground, and all Lego, this attraction has numerous themed areas to inspire creativity and construction. With over 25 million Lego bricks available to play with you cannot get bored.

    DYK: The name LEGO is an abbreviation of the Danish words Leg Godt which means “play well”. It was later learned that LEGO also means “I put together” in Latin.
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  • Day78

    Legoland Day 2

    September 15, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Even the light showers could not keep us away from Legoland today. We got there shortly after it opened, braved the rain and enjoyed our day. Rode some rides, attended driving school, conquered a Ninjago laser maze, ate Lego fries, explored Atlantis and wandered through Miniland.
    After a rest back at our holiday home we went to the Lalandia Aquadome water park. It closed earlier than we thought but we had time to check out the fun and enjoy the outdoor hot tub.Read more