Welcome to Out & Across

Hello! My name is Thomas Coldwell and this is my adventure blog.

Born and raised in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, I’ve grown to love Canada’s outdoor playground. Hiking, biking, paddling, and camping are my go-tos. When the snow arrives, I dabble in cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. I’m striving—like many of you—to spend more time outside.

I was 18-years-old when I first tasted international travel. That trip to Kenya changed my life. After finishing my master’s in international development, I worked for a global nonprofit and gained more travel opportunities. And my wanderlust grew.

I live in Calgary, Alberta. I’m grateful for each and every one of my experiences thus far. I’m not an extraordinary risk-taker. I’m just a regular guy who seeks adventure—for me, that usually involves travel and/or the great outdoors. I love discovering hiking paths or getting to know a new place. I can get very excited about gear. And as much as I can’t wait to see more of Canada, I also want to see the world!

This blog highlights one important aspect of my life. Fear of the wild and the world can spread like wildfire, but there’s much more on the other side of fear. That’s where I want to be.

Let’s go!

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