Monthly Archives: January 2015

Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas National Park

If you thought Key West was as far as you can go off the tip of Florida, think again. For if you hop on a boat and travel another 70 miles westwards you come to the Dry Tortugas National Park, … Continue reading

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Ice Hiking On The Juneau Icefield, Part I: Getting There

I’ve heard it said that the destination isn’t important, it’s the Journey that counts. Maybe I’m just lucky, but I often find that one can be just as exciting as the other. When I visited Juneau, the state capital of … Continue reading

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Yo-ho-ho, And A Bottle Of (Caribbean) Rum!

Although Rich and Sue love a nice craft beer, I personally don’t drink. But that doesn’t mean I was uninterested in learning how you turn sugarcane into one of the Caribbean’s most profitable exports. Yes, you’ve guessed it… rum! I’ve … Continue reading

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The Vasa, Stockholm

On Sunday August 10th, 1628, the Vasa set sail on her maiden voyage. She was the gleaming new pride and joy of the Swedish Navy, and three years of construction had brought her to this point. The crowds cheered as … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota isn’t just named in honour of a president who was influential in the early stages of the National Park movement. You could say this rugged region was where he developed his passion for … Continue reading

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Record Lows Bring Winter Wonderland

Yesterday was officially the coldest January 13th on record here in this part of Ontario. Temperatures surpassed the previous minimum, originally set in 1918 and matched in 2004 (which was incidentally less than a fortnight after I moved here). At … Continue reading

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award: A Nice Way To Start The Year!

It’s always nice to be told people like what you’re doing. And to be told it’s inspirational is, well… Wow! Naturally then, I was extremely surprised, grateful and humbled to be nominated for the a Very Inspirational Blogger Award by … Continue reading

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