Thanks for stopping in. I appreciate all of your interest in the things I like to talk about. Hope that many of you will find the information and stories I provide helpful in whatever ways you can think of. Whether it be for motivational reasons, technical help in planning your own trip, or an attempt to cure a bit of boredom; It’s all up to you!
I started this blog around February 2012 in anticipation of documenting and sharing the first large trip of my life on a bicycle.
The plan was to cycle, with no prior touring experience, from Montreal, QC- Halifax, NS with a friend. When my friend was not able to join, I was a bit frustrated and lost at first. How was I going to do this sort of thing by alone?
When I discover http://www.couchsurfing.org, the idea of going alone seemed plausible. The final destination I wanted to arrive at increased in distance to Gros Morne, Newfoundland. If anyone were to come along to Halifax, they were definitely out with the extended route!
If you go to some of my first postings a few pages back you will see that I documented the preperation process and accumulation of neccassary funds via WordPress and video. The entire trip is now documented on this blog.
Eventually, I will compile and edit footage from the tour to create a small documentary about my experience. The documentary will cover my experience but more importantly, the harsh realization I was presented with toward the end of the trip.
The Purpose of this Blog:
I want to share my experiences with as many people as possible, gather my own thoughts, and use the page as a tool to interact with others interested in these sorts of activities.
I’ve become aware of so many new oppurtunities and have been put in contact with all sorts from around the world. A case that would otherwise be impossible without such a tool.
You can expect detailed writings about my experiences on the road along with ever improving photography of my travels.
Age: 21 from Toronto, ON. 4th year studying Operations Management in Montreal, QC
I am constantly and ever increasingly fascinated with people. I believe we are all connected in some way or another.
Taking calculated risks have offered me great rewards but of course, quite the opposite too. My current situation, my world-view and my physical body are testaments to some of the risky choices I have made.
I do not regret anything so far but have calmed down quite a bit since the mid-teen years.
I collect beer caps, enjoy cycling, seeing new places, taking pictures/footage ,meeting others, drinking/brewing beer, painting, and being outdoors.
From this past trip to Newfoundland and my efforts in filming the experience, I have become even more interested in this sort of hobby and want to continue documenting future travel experiences. It would be awesome to turn (what I think is a talent) into a satisfactory source of income.
One of my biggest dreams is to own and operate a self-reliant micro brewery in Canada.
See you on the road.
* All photos on this website are property of mackhops. Please do not use them without permission from myself. In most cases, I would be more than happy to have you use them with proper credit.