About Me & The Lost Compass

My name is Deb. I've been a newsroom editor, a university teacher, a writer and a photographer. Most of all, I'm a very nosy traveller. I like to see behind the scenes, the real people, hidden landscapes, and animals how they naturally are. I've been lucky enough to be able to see many parts of the world, on 5 continents, to visit beautiful places in Canada, and road-trip extensively around Ontario. But its only a small drop in the bucket. There is so much more to see, learn, and explore.

I love breathtaking experiences, wildlife, historic places, food, writing, art, sports, human rights, nature, photography, the ocean, languages, and of course wine.

The Lost Compass is created out of a wandering, curious love of all of those things, a deep desire to help, and the thrill of sharing it with others. 


The Lost Compass is here to connect you to unique and customizable travel experiences that allow you to explore how you want to explore, to contribute to wildlife conservation and other preservation, and if you want, a way to share any art you might create from that experience.


There's something wonderful but difficult to describe about suddenly finding yourself walking the road you always dreamed about taking. But that is what's possible, and that's what this is all about. 

During travel you will have the opportunity to connect with wildlife conservation efforts, to explore various regions of the world, and to take part in inspirational gatherings that allow you to listen to experts, learn as much as you want to, share your art, your photography, and your experience.

While we're not travelling, this web space is for sharing about the places we've been, the work we've done, and where we're going next.

It is a resource for conservation happenings, historic preservation, and environmental fundraising you might be interested in. In December 2020 I earned the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism.

Please contact The Lost Compass at deb@thelostcompass.ca