Ian Ord
Ian OrdFounder & Creative Director

From a young age, Ian Ord was always a wanderer. Even at 2 years of age, on a walk with his father, he had to lead the way and explore the world around him. At the Age of 16, Ian got his first ‘real’ taste of the world outside his home town of Guelph, Canada when he decided to hitchhike across the country with one of his colleagues. 2 1/2 months later, with what felt like a lifetime’s worth of experience, he arrived to his final destination for this journey, in the city of Victoria, British Columbia.

This journey was the gateway to what later became a life long quest, to explore as much as the world has to offer. Having experienced visiting ALL 7 continents, studied Tourism and Travel, worked 6 years in IT as the company’s head technical trainer for a large global tour operator, and now resides as a perpetual expat and digital nomad, Ian lives and breathes travel!

Living with a motto of “You only live once”, he constantly pushes his own limits, in terms of kindness, compassion, understanding, and participation with all the world has to throw at him. With the world as his oyster, and a road full of endless possibilities, you can be sure he won’t be stopping any time soon.

His life mission is to inspire as many people as possible to break free from their comfort zones, and experience some of the many wonders the world has to offer. Travel continues to change his life for the better, and he wishes to share that type of experience with as many people as possible.

This is the reason Where Sidewalks End exists in the first place. Ian wants to connect with you. He wants to give you all the tools necessary to feel inspired, to be empowered, to be prepared and well equipped, and to connect with a disconnected planet, by travelling off the beaten path.

Join Ian as he takes you beyond Where Sidewalks End, to places off the beaten trail and where adventures lay around every corner!

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As Seen In

Ian regularly contributes to travel websites and news publications whenever possible. Here are some articles you may find of his from around the world wide inter-webs:

AsiaRooms Community – Ian Ord, Author at AsiaRooms.com Community

Huffington Post – Best Travel Photo of the Week: March 16 – Biggest. Water fight. Ever!

Journeywoman – A Tapestry of Images to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2013

Oh Hey World blog – Author Archives – Ian Ord

Where Sidewalks End – Ian Ord’s Travel Bucket List

Tripadvisor – Ian Ord member profile

Travel Dudes – About globe-trottah


Off-The-Path Travel Blog – One Week In Bangkok by Sebastian Canaves-Börner and Ian Ord

Thrilling Heroics – The Digital Nomad Imperative by Cody McKibben and John Bardos


Channel NewsAsia – Tree in Lodge, Singapore’s Green Hostel (link no longer exists)

Off The Path Travel – My Thailand: Ian Ord from Where Sidewalks End

Hopscotch the Globe – An Interview With Ian Ord – An Adventurer since birth

Travel Buzz – Ian Ord Interview

Flip Nomad – Meet the Nomads – Ian Ord of Where Sidewalks End

Travel Link Sites – Travel Canada: Ian of Where Sidewalks End

Where Sidewalks End – Meet Off The Beaten Track Explorer: Ian Ord

WSE Articles

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