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Latest Update

November 2017

 A New BASECAMP 



Currently, we are sharing an apartment with a multitude of cardboard boxes and only a few basic necessities ... this temporary arrangement eventually stretched out to about 18 months. We're scheduled to move into a new condominium villa in January 2018, LOAF the Adventure Truck has been cleaned and serviced and is relaxing comfortably in his winter spa facility until April or May of 2018, team member Wry is winging it to Las Vegas for a girlfriends 'uptonogood' week and I am 'homealone' planning for 2018's, 4 month hiking, paddling, overlanding and fellowship adventure to the Yukon and North West Territories.



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About This Page

We sometimes receive questions about our travels, our adventure truck, our upcoming plans and sometimes ... even about us! 

We've tried to answer some of those questions here, but, felt we should also make an effort to explain a few things to anyone who may be visiting us for the first time. 

If you're still interested, continue reading ...

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WHO ' are we ' and WHAT ' are we all about '?
 You asked ... so, click here.

WHAT ' is this web place all about '?
Well, it's about a couple of things actually ... our travels with this adventure truck we affectionately call LOAF and adventure travel when LOAF gets to stay ' home alone ' and rest at BASECAMP, without all the stress of taking care of us.

WHAT ' is a LOAF '?  
LOAF is ... a Lance 855s camper mounted OA Ford F350 4×4 truck chassis; creative angram eh! We purchased both the truck and camper slightly used and made a number of modifications and upgrades to each in preparation for our particular style of adventure travel. Photos here. 

WHY ' do we do these things '?  
The short answer is we're curious ';  about ' well, everything ' ...  nature, people, culture, music, food ...

But, ' we're also adventurous '; we enjoy, mostly self-propelled activities … we paddle, hike, cycle, SCUBA dive and snorkel. Overlanding with a truck camper gives us vehicle access to further-from-home and less-travelled locations, supports the gear requirements for all of the activities we pursue and provides comfort and convenience wherever we camp.

WHERE ' can I read about your trips '?
There are several methods described further down this page, but here are a couple of quick ways for now ... this is what we've been doing lately, or check out our most recent major adventure ... ' Around the World, 3 new continents, 6 new countries over 104 days 'You can read all the posts from that trip, by clicking here

HOW ' can we help you '?  
We've designed this website to entertain and be humorous, to inform, to provide information and resources across a variety of travel styles, methods and modes and to enable us to stay in contact with our family, friends and any others who may share these same travelling interests. 


Depending on your reason for visiting, there are several ways you can explore our site ...


  • If you are here because you are curious about our adventures on the road, then wander into the LOAFin Around page or read one of The ROADS LESS TRAVELLED reports located on the horizontal menu bar.
  • Meet LOAF is LOAFs very own dedicated website; not many adventure trucks can say that! If you are technically inclined and want to know more about LOAF; his buildup specifications, our outfitting, any technical issues encountered or how we prepare for our overland travels then this website will interest you. You can also get an overview summary at the Our Rig page or meet some of LOAF's friends here.
  • Want to read about what we do when LOAF's not around; then go to the KANOE Tripping pull down menu and select the pages that interest you. Don't know what KANOE Tripping is?; here's an explanation ... it's another creative anagram btw!
  • The websites' left sidebar, OUR STORIES, enables you to read our archived collection of published posts in a variety of ways; hopefully one will suit you. Start at the top and scroll down until you find the reading category you prefer.
  • The websites' right sidebar, LINK TO US, gives you options to find us / like us / follow us / join us and contact us. You can also see and read about where we were most recently; all mixed in with some pretty maps and other fascinating links ... you just need to scroll down.
  • And finally ... if you only want to view our travel photography, you can watch the slideshow called Our FAVOURITE IMAGES by scrolling right down to the bottom of the page. Clicking on any of those photos will take you to a gallery instead and you can scroll through as you want.

On the road we may have limited access to 21st century communications. The update frequency of the site could be patchy. We add new content and update information as we can. Our web-page creation skills are ' a work in progress ', but we are learning as we go along!


WHERE ' have we been '?  
We have a passion for exploring our own country and in particular ' The Canadian North ' ... Nunavut, NWT and Yukon ... just about anywhere above latitude 60. This is where our most memorable travel experiences have been. 

Secondary to this, is a desire to visit and expose ourselves to as many different countries, cultures and activities that we can, while we can. 

Below are the flags, in chronological order, that represent the 22 countries (including 1 nation territory) we have been fortunate to visit


Detail includesOfficial national flag
                              Sequence number
                              Official country name (linked to all posts)/common name
                              Wikipedia link
                              Two letter nation abbreviation
                              Two letter continent abbreviation
                              Year(s) visited

 1 CANADA Wikipedia CA NA 1952 and 1954/1952-2017
 2 UNITED STATES of AMERICA/The States Wikipedia US NA 1975/Many
 3 BARBADOS Wikipedia BB NA 1989
 4 UNITED MEXICAN STATES/Mexico Wikipedia MX NA 1989/2002/2013-2016
 5 REPUBLIC of CUBA/Cuba Wikipedia CU NA 2003/2008/2010 
 6 REPUBLIC of PANAMA/Panama Wikipedia  PA NA 2004
 7 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC/The DR Wikipedia DO NA 2004
 8 REPUBLIC of COSTA RICA/Costa Rica Wikipedia CR NA 2005
 9 BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC of VENEZUELA/Venezuela Wikipedia VE SA 2006
 10 JAMAICA Wikipedia JM NA 2007
 11 REPUBLIC of HONDURAS/Honduras Wikipedia  HN NA 2009
 12 COMMONWEALTH of the BAHAMAS/Bahamas Wikipedia BS NA 2009
 13 The FRENCH REPUBLIC/France Wikipedia  FR EU 2010
 14 FEDERAL REPUBLIC of GERMANY/Germany Wikipedia DE EU 2010
 15 SWISS CONFEDERATION/Switzerland Wikipedia CH EU 2010
 16 BELIZE Wikipedia BZ NA 2013
 17 KINGDOM of SPAIN/Spain Wikipedia ES EU 2016-2017
 19 KINGDOM of MOROCCO/Morocco Wikipedia MA AF 2017
 20 PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC/Portugal Wikipedia PT EU 2017
 21 UNITED ARAB EMERITES/UAE Wikipedia  AE AS 2017
 22 REPUBLIC of SINGAPORE/Singapore Wikipedia  SG AS 2017
 23 NEW ZEALAND Wikipedia NZ OC 2017


WHERE ' are our followers from '?
We launched the website formally in December of 2013. We are very pleased that our adventure travel site has received … as of December 5, 2017 … over 100,000 page-views from 75 countries around the world!  WOW!!

Thanks to everyone that has taken the time to have a look at our stuff (these hits can’t all be from our friends and families, can they?) and particular thanks to everyone who has contacted us through our LOAFin AroundCanadian Truck Camper Owners and CANUSUKair Facebook pages or emailed us via the Contact Page


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' Travel Safe, and if you ever feel the urge to send us a note, we’d be thrilled '!!

Our Team: LOAF, Crumby, Wry & Crusty

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Website Created by: Dann          Text and Photos by: Dann and Helen
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10 comments:

  1. Hello,
    I have Really Enjoyed your Blog thus far. I have made it thru the "Meet LOAF" pages. My favorite aspect is all the detail that you have taken the time to post. I love the detail and all the planning! I've added you to my favorites. Looking forward to following you on all your adventures.
    Safe Travels,
    TurtleBax

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    1. Thank you for your kind observations regarding our website. Would you mind telling me how you found us, as we are always open to modifying the way we present our 'travel' content in order to attract as many followers as possible.

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  2. Just read about your trip to the Canadian Maritimes on the TruckCamper site. It was a great review of that part of Canada. We took the approximate same trip about 5 years ago and it brought back great memories.
    We are looking at a Canada/Alaskan trip possibly next year. Have a safe trip and we will looking forward to your website review. Thanks, Phil Rodgers phildrodgers@cs.com

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    1. Hi Phil - thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed the article. Follow us on our journey west/north this year, if you need any info, just let us know. Thanks..

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  3. Hi.. Glad you posted your trip through Labrador. Sylvie and I hope to make it out there this July/August via the North route. I am sure it will be a memorable drive for us.. Again, thanks.. Dan&Sylvie

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  4. Hi Dan - thanks so much for your comment. If you or Sylvie have any questions please feel free to email us at dh.loafin@gmail.com or on our Facebook page LOAFin Around. We'd be pleased to help in any way we can. Safe travels - leave lots of time, there is so much to see.

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  5. Hey guys! This page looks incredible but I wouldn't expect anything less! I'm gonna spend some time checking it out but just wanted to tell ya's how much I admire you guys and what you do. Someday I hope I get to do some travelling and do things much the same but until then, I'm happy to doing what I'm doing and that includes seeing you guys from time to time and helping to maintain the LOAF!...lol. Cheers guys, enjoy your trip out east!
    Happy Trails!
    Shane

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    1. Hello Shane - what a pleasant surprise to wake up to your nice comments. Thanks so much for looking around the site and also for the excellent care you take of LOAF. Will update with your photos today. See you in the fall, enjoy your summer with your lovely wife & three sons. Helen & Dann

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  6. Looking after the LOAF is a pleasure. If you would like any details about what we did, what parts we used, or the couple pictures that I took, feel free to send me an email and I can send them to you via text messaging. If you guys ever run into troubles on one of your trips or have any questions don't hesitate to contact me, I'd love to be able to help out!
    Thanks again!

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    1. Thanks Shane. Thought I had your email address but can't find it. Can you send it to dh.loafin@gmail.com. I'll send you our phone number so you can text us the photos. Dann says he already has a question LOL. Cheers Helen

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