Tobermory – Embracing its invisible powers
Jun07

Tobermory – Embracing its invisible powers

In the middle of Canada’s grand expanse of diverse geological landscapes exists a pinpoint location known as Tobermory. This uniquely significant headland is surrounded as far as the eye can see, by a North American geographical treasure, the Great Lakes. This freshwater oasis is absolutely the life blood of Canada’s heritage, influencing our lives, from survival to economy.

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Real Arctic Adventure
Jun07

Real Arctic Adventure

People in this area have done all manner of interesting things. Take Mike Yarascavitch of Bolton, who in 1992 accompanied Barry Ranford of Orangeville to the Arctic to retrace part of the land journey made by crew members of Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated 1845 Arctic expedition.

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Wasaga – More Than Just a Beach
Mar05

Wasaga – More Than Just a Beach

Welcome to the longest freshwater beach in the world!” proclaims the Wasaga Beach website. Comprising seven beaches, formerly independent communities amalgamated in the 1970s as one provincial park and town, Wasaga is the favoured destination for over two million people a year looking for summer beach fun.

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Becoming Wild in Amazonia
Mar05

Becoming Wild in Amazonia

My journey into Amazonia starts in Quito, Ecuador, an ancestral gathering place of the Inca, located high up, 2850 metres (9350 feet), in the Andes mountains.  From here I fly 340 km in a modest sized plane into the jungle, to Coca, an oil-based town in the Oriente, eastern lowlands of Ecuador.  From Coca it’s another 100 km, down the Napo River, in a 20-metre-long motorized canoe, zooming at high speed towards Yasuni National Park.

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Remarkable Views and Villages of Ecuador’s Andes Mountains.
Dec01

Remarkable Views and Villages of Ecuador’s Andes Mountains.

Native Ecuadorians, especially those living near Otavalo, are particularly proud to live where the earth bulges, at its widest part, which was proven to be so in the early 1700s.  At the official equator there is a monument, an amusing historical museum, plus antidotal games proving its uniqueness, such as watching water drain in different directions on either side of the meridian.

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Engulfed By Ecuador’s Cloud Forest
Sep06

Engulfed By Ecuador’s Cloud Forest

Imagine being over two thousand metres high, in the secluded misty Andean mountains, where species thrive with little human interference.

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Go East … Historical Day Tripping
Jun01

Go East … Historical Day Tripping

Don’t take my word for it! Discover for yourself our history, wineries, specialty food producers, farm stands, towns, back roads, landscapes and outdoor adventures Day Tripping East!

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Travel Feature: Reminiscing Marine Life of Belize
Jun01

Travel Feature: Reminiscing Marine Life of Belize

Belize is an ideal destination for snorkeling adventures because of the extensive shallow water coast, more than 380 km of mainland shore, with hundreds of secluded remote island cays that dot the shorelines. Most are coral islands, which have emerged from the sea over time, or mangroves, which are low lying, jumbles of bare rooted, salt resistant, shrubs that survive in the fluctuating levels of shallow intertidal waters.

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Exploring Belizean Rainforest Jungle
Mar03

Exploring Belizean Rainforest Jungle

Hiking the mountainous landscape of Belize, in the heart of Central America, where the mysterious ancient Mayan people thrived in this deep jungle over two millennium ago. 

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Cruising the South-Eastern Fringe of Alaska
Nov28

Cruising the South-Eastern Fringe of Alaska

Going by ship is an idyllic and privileged way to experience the seclusion found in these mountainous forests on the edge of Canada’s north-west. Our voyage starts from Vancouver, traveling north, behind thousands of densely wooded islands, mostly protected from the ocean, along a decisive inland channel aptly named the Inside Passage.

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Autumn in Cottage Country
Aug29

Autumn in Cottage Country

The promised cycle of life encourages my enthusiasm for next year’s adventures.  Plans aside, I’m just going to get my sandals, grab my paddle and journey out by canoe, preparing with clothing adjustments, taking along a light jacket. 

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Carefree Days on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Jun02

Carefree Days on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

I always feel at peace here, whether I’m driving winding roads, walking meandering pathways, or strolling along a deserted beach.  There’s a freedom in the marine air and it gets me thinking about our next fresh salmon dinner.

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Big Sky Adventures of Solitude and Awe at Supernatural Killbear
Mar02

Big Sky Adventures of Solitude and Awe at Supernatural Killbear

Killbear is a unique area of extreme contrasts, combining freshwater activities and wooded pathways with camping, affording friends and family a gathering place for outdoor adventures amidst spectacular geographical surroundings.

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Island Time
Mar02

Island Time

Island Time: It’s the phrase you see proclaimed all over Manitoulin Island.
And “Spirit Island” as it truly was to us too, really did magically transport us quickly to island time!

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Fringing Vancouver Island’s south-west coast, Sooke to Juan de Fuca’s Botanical Beach
Nov30

Fringing Vancouver Island’s south-west coast, Sooke to Juan de Fuca’s Botanical Beach

There’s an allure of standing beside the open sea, its power stirs a breadth of emotion as the relentless winds clear the clutter of worried thoughts that shape my demeanor.

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