Reliable Joe believes the world is her oyster. It's obviously not and she doesn't like oysters anyway, but she does occasionally get to indulge her passion for travel. In 2013, after several years stuck at desk jobs, Reliable Joe set herself free and undertook a long-awaited trip around the world. You can follow her new adventures, or read about old ones, here.

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Well, I blinked and almost missed it! The past seven months have gone by in a flash and as all good things must come to an end (read: all credit cards have a limit) my world tour is, regrettably, entering … Continue reading

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O Canada: Random highlights from my travels through BC & Alberta

Watching paragliders take off above Golden, British Columbia Spotting lots of black bears (and one moose!) by the side of the road including this mother bear with one of her three cubs and the bear I now know as ‘Dandelion … Continue reading

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Beautiful Lakes of Canada

Bow Lake, Alberta Emerald Lake Lake Louise Moraine Lake Peyto Lake Waterfowl Lake Maligne Lake

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The Icefields Parkway & Athabasca Glacier, Alberta, Canada

Approaching the glacier One of our capable guides was George, the golden lab. Now seven years old, he has been walking the glacier since he was 5 months old Trekking up the glacier Trying to get photos (safely) of a … Continue reading

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Tri-state trippin’ USA

Reliable Joe took a classic road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles through California, Nevada and Arizona. Swinging by Yosemite, Death Valley and the Grand Canyon were the highlights but RJ was also blown away by some of the … Continue reading

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Montezuma, Costa Rica

Montezuma is a magical place. Any guidebook or tourist who has spent any time here at all will tell you as much. The tiny town centres around just a few main streets and only received an ATM in 2009 (a … Continue reading

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Costa Rica (first entry) & Bocas del Toro, Panama

The classic view of Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. Monteverde Cloud Forest. It is also home to the famous Monteverde Canopy Zipline, one of the longest and highest in the world. Photos of RJ zipping through the trees to follow. … Continue reading

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Nicaragua is mainly about volcanoes, so here follows a few pictures of Leon and Granada – the main tourist towns on the pacific coast – followed by several pictures of volcanoes both active and dormant. The most strenuous volcano hikes … Continue reading

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We arrived in the charming town of Copan in order to visit the Copan ruins – a ten minute walk out of the town centre. This was the furthest south the Mayans came during their empire. Though there is little … Continue reading

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The classic view of Antigua Guatemala with the Arco de Santa Catalina in the foreground and the Volcán de Agua in the background. Reliable Joe posing as a drunk, though not all that unrealistically. Antigua is one of the few … Continue reading

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