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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 […]

Galapagos Sea Lion Love

You can’t help but fall in love with the sea lions if you visit the Galapagos. They’re everywhere and they’re not the least bit afraid of humans. Not only are they fun to watch but you may find yourself swimming with them too – initially an odd experience but then quite wonderful. I think everyone […]

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