About Me

My name is Baden Smith and I live in Vancouver, Canada. My wife Barb and I share a passion for travel and we have spent the past few decades travelling to many places around the world.

I started using the phrase "Excellent Adventure" in 1999 when we travelled to New Zealand and the Cook Islands. It was on this trip where I first started emailing our travel journals to friends and family as we travelled throughout the South Pacific. These emails described our excellent adventures and on just about every trip since then I've sent out travel journals to an ever-expanding list of people.

On our first trip to France in the fall of 2004 when I decided I wanted to move Excellent Adventure onto an online blog where I could also easily share my photos and also a single place where all of our travel stories would be kept. This idea soon became the ExcellentAdventure.ca travel blog. While I've updated this my blog many times over the years, writing about our travel adventures and sharing my photos has remained the same.

Barb and I on a hanging bridge in Monteverde, Costa Rica (2023)