Pelee Island: Enjoying Island Life in Ontario
Mar13

Pelee Island: Enjoying Island Life in Ontario

I feel so guilty letting this secret out! You really don’t have to go far, board a plane or spend a fortune to get away from it all to have an island experience. Ontario’s Pelee Island offers it all: peace and serenity, no traffic, friendly people, ecotourism and birding, culture, bicycling, history and … a winery! The beaches are great too, stretching way, way, out with shallow, warm waters…even I went in to enjoy the waves. Pelee...

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Iceland: A nation of extreme contrasts, moulded by fire and ice.
Mar13

Iceland: A nation of extreme contrasts, moulded by fire and ice.

It’s no wonder Iceland’s unique otherworldly environment is used for filming fantasy movies. This isolated island, straddling the Arctic Circle has an allure of dramatic landscapes, abrupt headlands, massive glaciers and gigantic waterfalls that are humbling in size. The Icelandic peoples, originally Viking (since mid 9th c.) and northern Scandinavian descent, have been influenced by Denmark since the early 1400s....

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Thailand: Travel and Exploration
Dec03

Thailand: Travel and Exploration

For our winter edition, we’ve decided to do something a little different. I’ve been given the distinct pleasure of interviewing one of our very own, the amazing Amanda Kelly. Amanda is a member of our production team, and also just happens to be the office “sweetheart”. When this project sheet came across my desk, and I saw that I was going to learn about her month-long trip to Thailand, I knew I was in for something special. What I...

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The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
Dec03

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

You would think that many of us would know exactly what a donkey is, however, after spending time with Lesley Bayne, Executive Director of The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada in Guelph, ON, I realized there was so much more to these incredible animals. Here is this beautiful organization’s mission statement: “To provide a lifelong home to donkeys, mules, and hinnies that are unwanted, neglected or abused, or whose owners can no longer care...

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African Safari: Survival on the Serengeti
Aug21

African Safari: Survival on the Serengeti

Remarkably, there are still wilderness areas where you can visit and observe large African animals roaming free. The Great African Migration on the endless plains of the Serengeti of Tanzania and Kenya host an annual cyclical movement of over a million and a half animals, mostly ungulates, (hoofed mammals) that typically travel over 1,500 km in a quest for fresh grassland.  When you drive out on the Serengeti the fauna are so...

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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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