About Us

Tramposaurus Treks is a travel blog like no other. While most travel blogs solely focus on places to go as a destination, the goal of Tramposaurus Treks is to highlight the magic of the journey itself. Climbing onto a bus in one town, sleeping through your journey, only to awake at your next destination, is the travel equivalent of changing the channel on your TV. Ralph Waldo Emerson famously stated, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” Tramposaurus Treks would like you to put the ‘life’ back into your ‘journey.

Walk A Mile In Our Shoes

“Distance changes utterly when you take the world on foot. A mile becomes a long way, two miles literally considerable, ten miles whopping, fifty miles at the very limits of conception. The world, you realize, is enormous in a way that only you and a small community of fellow hikers know. Planetary scale is your little secret.” Bill Bryson, ‘A Walk in the Woods’

There is something deeply cathartic about trekking, whether it be a short hike through the woods lasting only an hour, or a more epic adventure of crossing a country or continent, lasting maybe weeks or months. Every city, town or village that you reach by the power of your own feet, creates a deeply satisfying sense of accomplishment, and thus every sight you see and every meal you eat upon your arrival, becomes a rich reward for a job well done. Absolutely every moment that you experience during your journey has personal meaning for you and these moments will remain with you forever. Distance suddenly becomes exceptionally relevant in your journey and the concept of ‘travel’ becomes quite vivid and extremely literal.

Just last year [2017] Canada completed the world’s largest network of recreational trails (14,000 miles or 23,000 km) from the Atlantic to the Pacific, then north to the Arctic Ocean. This is one gigantic example of the increasing passion and popularity for recreational walking. The conversion of canal banks and disused railways around the world to mixed-use walk and cycle-ways, enables us to have unprecedented access to cities, urban and rural heritage.

Tramposaurus Treks’ mission is to show people just how accessible, affordable and doable these types of trips are. No matter which trail you choose to travel, Tramposaurus Treks wants to be the resource to help you plan for your adventure.

Forrest – Head Tramposaurus

Created by Forrest Mallard, a well-versed explorer in the truest sense, since 2005. Tramposaurus Treks is a lifestyle and travel blog which features personal stories through our blog, photos, and travel itineraries for people interested in long-term world travel.

From September, through to April each year, Forrest works as the Entertainment Director for a well-known destination in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As soon as the season ends, Forrest morphs into Head Tramposaurus at Tramposaurus Treks and the drive to go out and explore and set off on his well-researched trek plan about places to go and the walk fires up. For Forrest, the not so well-known treks are irresistible!

Forrest continues his journey for six months, building his fitness and endurance on his ultra-treks and sharing his incredible adventures with you, whilst finding out the coolest things that you won’t find in the guide-books. Using his “been there done that” experience you’ll be able to piece together our budgets and itineraries to create an adventure of a lifetime on a low budget. He’s constantly in fear of running out of money but what we’ll show you is how to trek on a budget and see the most incredible places on earth.

Caroline - Chief Business Bod

Meet Caroline, Chief Business Bod at Tramposaurus Treks.  Caroline is a successful international business leader for a well-known global engineering consultancy based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

She is an entrepreneur who has led several startups, business expansions and growth initiatives. She is an endurance athlete, an adventurer, and a lover of outdoor fitness adventures who truly lives and breathes health and wellness in every aspect of day-to-day life. Caroline is working her way through her very own bucket list to die for, or is that a bucket list to train for? She’s a lady who knows her limits, then defies them.

A fulltime career woman and mum, she plans her global destinations around sports and adventure activity, so if endurance runs in far away destinations, or high-altitude treks in remote locations might be your thing, then please delve on into our blog posts, features and treks to discover more and plan your  adventure of a lifetime.

 

Trampy – Chief Mascot

Introducing Trampy, Chief Mascot at Tramposaurus Treks. Track Trampy on his epic global adventures for one of the most humorous and unforgettable journeys, through the eyes of a mischievous dinosaur.

Trampy is a well-travelled, model-mascot other dinosaurs can only dream of becoming. He doesn’t go anywhere without his Head Tramposaurus and the pair of them make their way across the world together.

The inseparable pair will take you to places off the beaten track, somewhere you’ve never been before. He’s been around for about 150 million years so there’s not really that many places he doesn’t know about. At the start of trek season, Trampy shares his research on scenic routes and cool things to do and takes out all the upfront planning, time and effort so you don’t have to.  It’s money for old bones.

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