The Big Idea

April 28, 2015, In: Canada, Trip Preparations

The concept is simple: live adventurously, as a young family.

In May 2015, the three of us – Lacey, Nova and myself – will move into our 25ft Airstream travel trailer and hit the road, for a few years.

This idea started to take shape in the spring of 2014, after competing at the 2014  Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. Being an athlete and representing Canada was both an incredible honor and a demanding responsibility. My wife and I felt the best way to celebrate and rejuvenate after the intensity of the past several years was to spend more time in the great outdoors.

We searched high and low until we found the perfect trailer, one that will accommodate my wheelchair, our young daughter and our insatiable appetite for adventure.

After spending a month of camping around Vancouver Island in the fall of 2014, it became clear that I needed to make some changes in my life. I announced my retirement from competition, allowing Lacey and I to refocus on our family and our values: Creativity. Honesty. Gratitude. Simplicity. Awareness. Balance. Love.

Why live in our trailer and travel across North America, you ask? For us, the answer is simple: To be inspired by the diversity of culture, people and environments throughout our spectacular continent. To celebrate community and inspire others through our life and actions, while having as much FUN as possible.

We feel incredibly fortunate to be leaping – as a family — into the unknown. There will be many challenges along the way, but it is the challenges, and reflecting upon them, that help us to discover our true self.

We invite you to join us as we depart from the comforts of home, and set out in to a world of adventure, exploration and wonder. This is more than a documentary of our lives on the road but a glimpse into the possibilities of what this journey will become, showcasing this Amazing Life.

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With LOVE –

– The Duecks



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