African Safari Precious Moments on Tanzania’s Arid Savannah
May09

African Safari Precious Moments on Tanzania’s Arid Savannah

Even with my outdoors upbringing in Canada, it was impossible to prepare for what awaited me in Africa. Nothing comes close to the authentic experiences with the multitude of wildlife one can see and be amongst, who thrive in this unique isolation from civilization. Arriving at night at the Kilimanjaro airport I am struck by the absolute darkness all around us. As we disembark and walk across the tarmac, the small airport has the...

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Carving Through The White-British Columbia
Feb06

Carving Through The White-British Columbia

There is something very masterful about effortlessly carving down a mountainside; past spiky dormant trees, freshly clumped in dry powder, while fingering streamers, millions of tiny white specks, floating in nature’s rhythm, follow your descent. With coordinated force you disturb the mountain’s precious blanket of white, ever panning your view, hunting for yet another perfect patch of untouched snow, only to be engulfed...

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South Australia’s Great Ocean Road
Feb06

South Australia’s Great Ocean Road

Australia is extraordinary, a continent so distant from Toronto, about 30 hours travel with two plane rides. It has mesmerizing geological landscapes, hundreds of millions of years old, plus unique indigenous forest, garden and animal species, like Koalas and Kangaroos, found nowhere else on earth. The friendliness of the people in Australia is as welcoming as its incessant sunny days and stunning, boundless white sand beaches....

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Rediscovering Quiet-Algonquin
Feb06

Rediscovering Quiet-Algonquin

Algonquin. It is a place to slow down, connect with your thoughts and reflect on life, authentically. In celebration of Canada’s 150th, this article visits an exceptional wilderness, by canoe, to understand how parts of Ontario once looked and felt. In this forest, sprinkled with lakes and intersected with rivers, one discovers the attributes of a peaceful world, away from the noises of human civilization. We adore its...

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Living Waters-Galapagos Islands
Feb06

Living Waters-Galapagos Islands

Out across the Pacific Ocean a lone Albatross soars. It’s been almost ten years since this giant bird, like an oversized gull with a three metre wingspan, has set foot on dry land. He has been roaming the Southern Hemisphere’s relentless winds and feeding on schooling fish, often remaining in flight for hours at a time. Yet nature’s allure beckons him home, like a pilgrimage, from his life of buoyancy on saltwater...

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Touching the Salt-Sea Kayaking in British Columbia
Feb06

Touching the Salt-Sea Kayaking in British Columbia

In Preparation for our July kayaking trip off the west coast of Vancouver Island, we pack plenty of water repellant gear. It rains over 200 days a year in this Pacific Temperate Rainforest, dropping over 200 cm of precipitation annually. The trees boast a mystical green lushness, many draped in clumping and hanging mosses. Along with abundant ferns and lichens, epiphytes are a part of a rainforest’s natural regeneration process....

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Luxuriously Wild-Secret Hideaway Retreats in Costa Rica
Feb06

Luxuriously Wild-Secret Hideaway Retreats in Costa Rica

On your next travel escape you might like to consider an adventure away from the ordinary, where you can feel the pulse of nature, rather than the roar of motor engines. We discovered Costa Rica to be an ideal destination where you can walk outside to your own cabin, instead of staying in a room … behind a door … off a hallway. In Costa Rica you can live luxuriously wild, immersed in a simple environment where you can...

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