Cameron Dueck grew up in a Mennonite family on a remote turkey farm in Mennville, Manitoba.
In spite of growing up in a small town in the middle of the prairies, Dueck chose to become a journalist, a career that would take him across the world.
His journalism career took off in Chicago, where he wrote about American agriculture while learning to sail on Lake Michigan during the weekends. He moved on to New York City, where he further whetted his appetite for the open sea and international news. He next joined Reuters as a correspondent in Singapore, where the idea of foreign ports and strange seas really took hold.
He eventually quit his journalism career and decided to explore the world.
Some of those adventures include a trip on a yacht where he sailed from Thailand to the Mediterranean, dodging pirates off the coast of Yemen and braving dust storms on the Red Sea.
In 2009, he decided to hit the sea again, this time he set sail for Canada's Northwest Passage to learn more about how climate change was impacting Inuit communities.
Just a few years later in 2012, Cameron decided to go on a more personal journey. He set off on his motorcycle and travelled 45,000 kilometres from Canada to Argentina to learn about his Mennonite identity.
Today on Connections, Cameron shares about that journey in 2012 and what he learned about his Mennonite identity.