Smiles and Miles is made up of Tracey Martin (aka Smiles) and husband Miles McEwing. We’ve both been passionate international travelers since long before we met and as a couple, we have visited nearly 50 countries outside of our home in Canada. Our preference is to travel overland as much as possible, maximizing our opportunities to interact with the locals, soak in the sights, smells, and tastes of a country, and end up somewhere off of the more popular tourist tracks. We’ve now completed an “official” overland circumnavigation of the globe, having traveled from one side of the Pacific in Alaska to the other side in China via a pair of antipodal points (in Chile and China). If we ever decide to sail across the Pacific, the journey will truly be complete. This accomplishment isn’t something we’ve aimed for, but it does blow our minds to realize just how far we’ve ventured and how much we’ve experienced along the way.
This website was established in 2011 as a way to share our experiences with family and friends as we set off on a 7-month motorcycle sidecar journey from Canada to England, via Argentina, Senegal, Scotland and 15 other countries. Though we’ve long since settled back into a somewhat normal life at home, our travels are ongoing and we’ve decided to resuscitate the website, realizing that we missed sharing our experiences – and hearing from many that they missed it too.
Thanks for joining us. We’re thrilled to have you along from the ride.
Tracey & Miles
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Welcome to the world of travel blogging, now we all wait for the adventure stories that are going to be written as there will be many!
Happy planning and see you on the road soon
well done, Tracy. I hope you and Miles have a wonderful trip. …and I really want to know what product you’re using to set up your blog? Look forward to lots of interesting posts. Cheers, Christine Horgan (Bonnie Brightlee’s buddy–we were in the first coaching class together) 🙂
Thanks for the well wishes Christine. No need to describe who you are – I remember you very well. Hope you are doing well & please give our best wishes to Bonnie.
Hi Tracey, Whoo hoo! Dreams DO come true! Congrats on making all this juicy stuff happen in your life. And I can’t wait to be part of your virtual journey:) Have a marvelous adventure and see you when you get home! Carolyn
Thanks Carolyn. I hope you enjoy the “virtual sidecar” journey which you inspired. You are absolutely right – dreams DO come true.
Miles and Tracy,
What a joy and privilege it was to meet you in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. May peace, joy and safety ride with you.
Thank you very much for your comment. We share your sentiments that our meeting was a joy and privilege. The time that you shared with us will always be a great memory from our time in Guatemala.
You are an inspiration. Best wishes for the success of your work in Huehuetanango.
Tracey & Miles
Hey guys, just wanted to send you some good energy from Colombia. Keep having fun on your Ural, it is really nice to see more people traveling on three wheels. We have been doing so for the last year on ours http://www.motonomadas.com Take Care and keep rolling safe!!!!