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About Us: Storyteller Travel (and Authors)

Learn more about site authors: Dena Haines, Bryan Haines, Drew Haines, Diane Diegor and Josh Diegor.

Hello! Welcome to Storyteller Travel

Here at Storyteller Travel, we cover food, animals, and destinations from around the world. We love to travel and have covered much of our adventures. Of course, we have lots more planned.

What We Cover

This site is divided into the following sections:

  1. Nova Scotia Travel: We cover the best attractions in Nova Scotia with photos, maps and videos. These include lighthouses, beaches, and waterfalls. We were both born here – and love exploring our province.
  2. Africa Travel: This including wildlife, gorilla treks, and food. Learn about safari photography, wildlife binoculars, and other safari gear.
  3. Living Abroad: After being expats for six years, it kinda makes sense that we cover expat topics.
  4. Animals: We are both fascinated by the absurd world of animals. We cover the animals we’ve seen in the wild – and that are on our list of what we want to see.
  5. Gear: Good gear makes travel easier – and more fun. Some of our most popular posts include the best travel cameras, binoculars, and portable water filters.

WideGuides.ca Bryan and Dena Haines

About Bryan and Dena

Storyteller Travel is run by Bryan and Dena Haines.

We’ve been travel bloggers for many years. And we and love it!

When we moved to South America in 2009, we created GringosAbroad – which has since been merged into this site. It was the largest (most read) site about Ecuador travel. We also run ClickLikeThis, a photography tutorial site. Learn more about our company: Storyteller Media

Here’s how to contact us

Connect with Bryan: Twitter | LinkedIn
Connect with Dena: Twitter | LinkedIn

Bryan and Dena Haines WiseGuides

WiseGuides Nova Scotia Travel Blog

About Ecuador with GringosAbroad

From November 2009 to March 2021, GringosAbroad covered Ecuador travel and expat stories, tips and tutorials.

Now you can find all this content here on Storyteller Travel. We cover Ecuador living, travelreal estate, Cuenca, and Ecuador expat interviews.

We also cover all the expat stuff that you need to know. Stuff like how to eat a mango, buy travel insurance, learn Spanish.

Cuenca Ecuador


About Bryan, Dena, and Drew

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Bryan and Dena Haines

In 2009, we moved from Canada to Ecuador. Learn more about our Ecuador adventures and why we decided to move to Cuenca (sort of our back-story). In April 2015, we moved back to Canada. Here’s why.
We also write about GoPro photography, camping, and coffee.

See recent posts by Bryan and Dena

drew hainesDrew Haines

Drew Haines is an animal enthusiast, travel writer, and content marketer. She loves to share her passion through her writing.

She is the founder and owner of Everywhere Wild Media, Everywhere Wild, and founder and owner of JustBirding.

She lived in Ecuador for 6 years and explored the Galapagos Islands. Currently based in N.S., Canada.

When we first moved our young family to Cuenca we spoke no Spanish and had no income. Life was interesting. We write about Ecuador food, things to do, cities, expat life, real estate, animals, plants and Ecuador news. Some of our favorite areas include Cuenca, Quito, Salinas, and the Galapagos Islands.

Here are some of the things that we’ve been up to…

Dena Haines Galapagos
Haines Family, Galapagos
Bryan with Galapagos sea turtle
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More Reading:

Here are the other sites we produce.

  • ClickLikeThis: We blog about GoPro photography – settings, mounts, and video creation. We’ve covered editing software, half-underwater photography, GoPro settings and time lapse creation.
  • GudGear: Outdoor tutorials and reviews for your next adventure.
  • EnjoyJavaCoffee is awesome and deserves its own site. This is one we’ve talked about for a long time – and now we’re building it.