Category Archives: Environment

The Pitons UNESCO World Heritage Site, St. Lucia

Together, the Pitons of St. Lucia are one of the most recognisable sights in the whole Caribbean. Gros Piton, the larger of the two, is 2530 feet high, while Petit Piton is a smidge shorter, at 2438 feet. The Pitons … Continue reading

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Bees at Butchart

I love bees. And the Butchart Gardens outside Victoria on Vancouver Island are a paradise for them. Even in late summer when we were there, bees buzzed around, tirelessly going from flower to flower, collecting up pollen. I could have … Continue reading

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Old Town Montreal in the COLD!

Montreal Old Town is a pleasure to visit at anytime of the year. But I have to admit that in the cold it can be a bit of a challenge, like anywhere. And the last time I was in Montreal … Continue reading

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Carn Euny Ancient Village, Cornwall

Walking around the well-preserved remains of Carn Euny Ancient Village in Cornwall, it’s amazing to think it was home to ancient Britons for around 900 years, from the start of the early Iron Age (about 500BC) to the end of … Continue reading

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The Coastal Classic Train, Alaska

During my first visit to Alaska, way back in 2007, we’d planned to travel by train from Seward to Anchorage. If we had, there’s a good chance it would have made it’s way into the upcoming book about my Alaskan … Continue reading

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Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, Maui

The Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm is located in Maui’s Upcountry region, on the lower slopes of the Haleakala volcano.  At an elevation of about 4000 feet, the climate is pleasantly ideal for growing lavender. There are around 55,000 lavender plants … Continue reading

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The Icefields Parkway of Canada’s Rocky Mountains

Canada’s Icefields Parkway runs 144 miles through the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. At its southern end is the picturesque Lake Louise while its northern tip is marked by the idyllic town of Jasper (no prizes for guessing why I’m particularly … Continue reading

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