Hi, I’m Del.  Welcome to my travel journal.

I am married to my childhood sweetheart, Karen, and we have two wonderful children and a wonderful son-in-law.  We live in a small seaside town on Vancouver Island, near Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  I am a lawyer, and a founding partner of Beacon Law Centre, practising in the areas of business law, estate planning, and real estate.

I grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, and moved to Vancouver to attend law school at UBC. After graduation Karen and I spent the summer backpacking through Europe.  Some questioned the financial wisdom of that choice, but it was one of the best investments we ever made.  At the end of that summer I began articling (apprenticing) with a large Vancouver law firm and was called to the bar in 1992, becoming the youngest lawyer in British Columbia.

Del & Karen on Yam cover

I practised law for four years in Vancouver before Karen and I chose the quality of life available on Vancouver Island, which has been our home since 1996.  Karen was a well-known TV reporter for many years.  She now runs Karen Elgersma Media Inc. and is the publisher of Edible Vancouver Island magazine.

My passions outside of work are spending time with my family, swimming (competitively and just for fun) and of course travel. Karen and I love weekend getaways.  We also love to travel with our kids and have completed 13 house exchanges to different parts of the world, including Europe (3x), Quebec and several US cities.

Our family