About the Authors

  • VP of Marketing - When he’s not paddling a canoe or drinking copious amounts of coffee, you’ll find Adam talking about some kind of travel plans. He spent a month doing Tai-Chi in China, horse-camped in Mongolia, rode 3rd class trains all over India, tour-guided in Europe, worked in Namibia and surfed in Costa Rica – the travel bug bit this Canadian repeatedly. Food is one highlight of any destination for him, and he’s admitted on a few times to be willing to try just about any food once, and apparently “putrefied shark wasn't that bad”.

  • Contributing Writer - With over 40 years experience in the travel industry, and working for Goway for the last 19 years, British-born Robert Glazier has travelled to over 80 countries. “I have never met a destination which didn’t have something to interest me,” he says. His first foray abroad was from England to Switzerland on a school trip at the age of 14, and that was the start of a long journey. An avid runner, Robert’s favourite way of exploring a destination, is to don his running shoes and really get to know it on foot, even if it means sometimes getting lost! His advice to other travellers? Always wonder what is around the next corner!

  • Idyllic Islands General Manager - Growing up in a family travel business, Bronwyn has been travelling from a very young age. Her favourite experience was 3 months spent backpacking through India and Southeast Asia. She counts many countries among her ‘favourites,’ but is especially fond of Australia for its lifestyle, Cambodia for its culture and resilience, and Japan for its contrasts. She holds the proud distinction of being Goway’s only former Bollywood star – having once starred in a Coke commercial in Mumbai.

  • President and Founder, Goway Travel - Goway Travel started in Bruce’s Toronto apartment in 1970 with a telephone and an atlas. A former Australian banker turned tour-guide, seeing the world became his most recommended personal investment, and has since created a world company specializing in long-haul destinations for real travellers. While his bucket list only gets longer, he has run the Athens marathon, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and bush-wacked in Papua New Guinea, he’s actually a closet-magazine editor who loves nothing more than using his scissors, red pen and glue stick to add the final touches to the latest brochure. While 40+ years in North America have made him appreciate all weather conditions, as an Aussie all his staff know he’s waiting to buy them a round on Fridays at the local office pub - rain, snow or sunshine.

  • VP of Sales at Goway Travel - Carolyn Weppler has tracked gorillas in Rwanda, been proposed to in Paris (she accepted, naturally!), and travelled to 70 countries, counting Uzbekistan, Lebanon, Russia, Sri Lanka and even Afghanistan among her travel memories. Originally from Hong Kong, Carolyn lived in the UK before settling in Canada. A self-professed ‘foodie’ traveller, her favourite destinations are Nepal, Peru, Uganda, and anywhere else where she can roam local markets and experience new flavours.

  • Product Manager for Africa & Middle East — Carrie's passion for travel started in her teenage years with her first trip to Europe and grew even stronger after studying abroad in Spain in university. After finishing her degree in Spanish Studies, she realized she wanted to work in the industry full time. She has been fortunate enough to travel to Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Western Europe, parts of Asia as well as Canada, the US and the Caribbean.

  • Digital Marketing Manager — Chris's idea of a great vacation is being surrounded by amazing natural beauty and an abundance of fresh air. His favourite destinations are Iceland, Portugal and Thailand, with an honourable mention to his homeland Australia, which is also a nature lover's playground.

  • Globetrotting Contributing Editor - Christian’s first globetrotting adventure saw him get lost exploring the streets of Saigon. Following his nose to Asia’s best coffee, two lifelong addictions were born. A freelance writer and novelist, Christian’s travels have since taken him around his native Australia, Asia, Europe, and much of North America. His favourite trips have been through Japan, Spain, and Brazil, though with a love of off-beat, artsy cities, he’ll seize any opportunity to return to Paris, New York, or Berlin.

  • General Manager, Central & South America - Born in Australia and raised in Canada and Papua New Guinea, Don took his first solo trip to Bali – aged just 13. Since then, Don’s travels have taken him to every continent. He’s been a backpacker in Asia, Europe and Egypt, an overland adventurer in East and Southern Africa, and an overland driver in South and Central America. He is especially fond of Peru, Patagonia and Namibia, though his longest adventure to date has been a London to Kathmandu run via the Middle East.

  • General Manager, Marketing at Goway Travel - Emma has lived throughout the USA including seven years in Philadelphia, where her daughter was born, New York, Chicago and Houston. A passion for learning languages has taken Emma through France, Germany, and Brazil (we understand Portuguese is best learnt on a tropical beach!). Her favourite travel moments include walking down the Siq at sunset past candles to catch her first glimpse of Petra, and a barbecue on Phillip Island, Australia. Her favourite destinations are Jordan, Brazil, and her native England. Best city to visit? Medellin, Colombia.

  • Downunder Product and Marketing Manager - Melbourne-born Meg arrived in Canada in January with no winter coat, one suitcase, a one week booking at a youth hostel, and a sight-unseen job offer at Goway Travel. She thought she’d stay for a year – that was 12 years ago! Never one to shy away from adventure, Meg has been in the industry for 23 years and has journeyed extensively through Europe, Asia and North America. Meg’s heart however belongs to the South Pacific, including New Zealand, Fiji, and her native Australia.

  • IslandsEscapes Product Manager - At a young age, Mike's family departed on an adventure of a lifetime, moving to Saudi Arabia and travelling throughout the world. When living in Europe as a young adult, Mike decided to create travel memories of his own, which ignited a passion for the industry. He has since travelled to Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, Cook Islands, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Maldives with Goway.

  • General Manager of Africa & Middle East — South African-born Moira has lived in San Francisco and Toronto, but her travel map includes over 50 countries. Her heart still swings toward all things African, particularly Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park, the Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania, and Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Her most treasured attributes are a great sense of adventure and a lousy sense of direction, which have combined to lead her to some wonderful travel memories and local people.

  • Europe Product Manager - Although born in Canada, Nadya has spent much of her life globetrotting, as her parents believed that travelling was a form of education. At 20, she packed her backpack and set off to Australia for a work holiday, where she would later return to earn her degree in Tourism Management. She has also lived and worked in Ireland. Having extensively explored Europe and South America, Nadya has since been to all 7 continents and is always looking to see and experience more.

  • Shirley is a proud, 22 year Goway veteran specializing in the South Pacific for 30 years who has travelled extensively throughout all of Goway's destinations, but the Pacific region including Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific islands and Asia are definitely her favourite. There are very few corners of the region she has not visited and loved!