[Ed. Last updated in September 2011. There are four of us now.]
When we first started this blog back in April 2008, I (Allison) was finishing up my third year of law school (as “Allison Pelensky”) at the University of British Columbia and Jonathan was working for a consultant at a top notch consulting firm in Vancouver, BC.
We loved Vancouver and our cute, bright, million dollar view, West End apartment with all of both of our hearts, but we had a burning desire to see more of the world. We’d both been bitten by the travel bug years before. In fact, we are both families that love to travel; families that have a sense of adventure.
Before Vancouver, we met at a business school conference in Jasper (that’s a story for another day) and started dating when we were on exchange in Hong Kong in 2004. Following the exchange, Jonathan had to go back and finish up his undergraduate degree at Queens University in Kingston, while I spent six months travelling through South-East Asia, Australia, Egypt and Eastern Europe. In 2005, we decided to move to Vancouver, but before the big move, we went back to Asia and went on what is – to this day – the most off the beaten path of our adventures – in rural China. So, after three years of being mostly in Vancouver, we were ready for another adventure. 365 days around the world. You can find out more about how we planned and saved for the trip right here.
We used this blog as a place to share our adventures and cultural observations with our families and friends, and we loved doing it.
In May 2009 we arrived back in Canada, this time in Toronto. I’m currently moonlight as a wedding photographer and blogger while I am also employed as a tax lawyer at a small law firm affiliated with a big accounting firm. Jonathan is the VP Product Management at a social media marketing company. But let me tell you, as of September 2011, we are starting to itch for an adventure.
For now, if you want to catch up with us, you can do so using the links below!
Photography // Personal Blog // Twitter
Why is it not surprising that Al has a page long bio and Jon has a paragraph… haha
That one run-on sentence should be sufficient. Sadly it lacks any mention of my affinity for ninjas.
Sounds like you are having a blast…looking forward to hearing more stories.
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