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Neat,Tidy, Empty, Dead: On the Trail to Champex, Switzerland

Day six on the Tour du Mont Blanc took us to Champex, Switzerland from a refugio above La Fouly – where we’d retreated because of a landslide. It was definitely the easiest day on the Tour but I think the least interesting too. Along the way you pass through typically neat and tidy Swiss villages […]

What I’m Going to Miss When I Leave Vancouver

I’m a week away from leaving Vancouver – in a state of total discombobulation with a house torn apart – and a long to do list that’s full of fun jobs like calling ICBC (Insurance Corporation of BC), where I know I’ll be put on hold for 30 minutes. So I procrastinate. I can think […]

A Surprising Hike to Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Park in Photos

A late summer hike to Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Park to check out the wildflowers and scenery seemed like just the thing to do yesterday – but we were in for a surprise. Snow. Massive amounts of snow. There were snowfields where usually there are trails lined with wildflowers. In past years when I’ve hiked […]

A Look at 10 Bizarre Driving Laws from Around the World

This guest post was written by the team at Travel Supermarket. For the most part traffic laws and regulations are similar around the world. However, some countries and states, as well as towns or cities within the countries, have some pretty bizarre driving regulations that could find unsuspecting motorists facing a fine or penalty. Some […]

Food Recipes and Restaurants

A Visit to Baumwollspinnerei AKA the Leipzig Cotton Mill

Dinner at Spinnerei is what I see listed on my itinerary for the second night of a conference I’m attending in Leipzig, Germany. Beforehand, life is a little out of control, so I don’t even spend one minute checking it out on Google. That’s just as well so I have no preconceived expectations. Spinnerei isn’t a restaurant […]

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