St Helena; Journeying to a remote South Atlantic Island

Journeying to St Helena, in the South Atlantic is one of the last, true voyages available. Although the building of an ...

“True adventurers do not need to seek adventures, adventures will eventually find them”

This site is about travel experiences, discovering a world through cultural immersion, and an attitude for adventure. This aim of this travelogue is to share these adventures through story telling and vibrant, evocative photography. You won’t find endless lists here, just engaging narrative, and tips to help get the most out of every trip. If […]

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Postcards from Bow Lake, The Canadian Rockies

When the weather is calm, with little or no wind there are few more stunning views than the steep-sided, craggy mountains which seem to sprout directly out of Bow Lake. Their mirror image perfectly reflected in the placid waters of the clear blue lake at their base, providing additional symmetrical depth to the already impressive […]

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Walking Through History in Cantabria, Spain

Guest post by Alison Bailey The Northern coast of Spain is rich in history. The geography is ideally suited to seafaring activities, there is ready access to the Bay of Biscay, and Santander has played a major part in shaping European history. Cantabria’s history goes back further than man’s first attempts to tame the sea, much further. […]

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Postcards from a Beautiful New Brunswick Church

There is a simple beauty to the small town churches of Canada, and the ones on the eastern shores in particular seem to embody this understated appeal. The New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia wooden built churches, usually have single tall spires reaching high into blue skies, marbled with streaky nimbus clouds having a distinct charm […]

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Regalia and Rhythm; Ottawa Aboriginal Summer Solstice Festival

The light was already fading on the second longest day of the year when the taxi pulled up at the Aboriginal Summer Solstice Festival in Ottawa. I’d been invited to the soft opening; the real celebrations beginning the following day. However, it was my first pow-wow (pau wau), and although only a limited number of […]

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The Mural Festival in Montreal; A Celebration of Street Art

Street art done properly, it can transform a neighbourhood, and even an entire city. It enhances dull, and boring buildings, making them bright, and vibrant works of art. The streets become interesting, capturing imaginations, and a pleasure to discover. Montreal obviously agrees, as it recently held a mural festival, celebrating creativity with a variety of street art. A […]

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A Night in Wendake Longhouse – Tales from Turtle Island

Surrounded by the silent pelts of bears, wolves, moose, and coyote in front of a roaring fire, I listened in hushed silence to the Wendat creation story. The dim, reddish glow from the fire, and subdued lighting adding to the almost mystical atmosphere within the Wendake Longhouse. Sat within the birch bark walls, with the smell […]

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Meeting a Bear Whisperer in New Brunswick

“If you go down to the woods today You’re sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the woods today You’d better go in disguise! For every bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain, Because today’s the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic.” Jimmy Kennedy The lyrics to this popular […]

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