the maplemusketeer
The Maplemusketeer. Photographer, writer, traveller, encourager of awesomeness.


“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” ― Henry David Thoreau

from my Crossing Howe Sound photoadventure

“and I shall watch the ferry boats, and they’ll get high, on a bluer ocean against tomorrow’s sky. and i will never grow so old again, and i will walk and talk, in gardens all wet with rain…” ~ Van Morrison 

Tonight’s book launch is happening at this location in Vancouver, Canada (just off of Commercial Drive) from 7-8:30pm. You can find event details at my facebook profile (Jordan Oram) or my facebook page (

I guarantee an inspiring and memorable night!

Six more sunsets to endure

The same sun sets on us all

do you ever wear spandex. i like spandexxx

A question by Anonymous

There is actually a percentage of spandex in a new shirt I bought recently for an upcoming trip. I want to look my best for my love.

(oh and there was a superhero costume party once when I was in college….)

More questions?

Hi everyone! I’m doing a book launch in Vancouver, Canada tomorrow night! (Friday, August 29th) from 7-8:30pm!

Here’s a link to the fb event
I’ll be sharing stories from my trip, speaking about why and how I did it, answering questions, and featuring the work and stories of several of my Vancouver area friends :D

Here’s a link to where you can download the free/pay what you want 437pg ebook 'Crossing Canada With The Maplemusketeer' full of photos and stories of my seven month trip across Canada and back.

Thank you all for your support and encouragement! It’s been quite the journey this far, and there are greater things yet to come!

Hope to see you there!

Jordan Oram
aka the Maplemusketeer

(photo courtesy Al Smith of


I want to go to beyond the roads to the wild places with my darling

I want to trek into the mountains with no schedule but the sun and our desires

I want to hear only the sounds of the wilderness and our breath

For my love again, and always. Every moment of every days is yours ourwildways. We’ll continue to explore and go beyond the borders