Category: Travel


Photo of the week – Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, Scotland

From one of my trips to London I took the train to Edinburgh, Scotland and did not regret it one bit. My pic of the week this week is of the view from Arthur’s Seat – a fantastic climb with an incredible view. While in Edinburgh I got to see some pretty cool buildings and the…


Photo of the Week – The island of Frioul in Marseille

As I was wrapping up my trip around the world one of my last stops was Lyon and Marseille in France, and I particularly enjoyed Marseille. A beautiful city surrounded by water, from here I had the chance to visit the island of Frioul and take in some of the amazing sights. This time of…


Photo of the Week – My favourite beach

You might imagine that my favourite beach in the world was somewhere off the coast of Spain, or maybe one of the incredible beaches in Hawaii but you’d be wrong. My favourite beach in the world is this incredible rock beach on the South Island of New Zealand. I can remember flying from Auckland to…


Photo of the Week – Arriving in Sydney

This weeks photo is the first time I set eyes on the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge as the Rhapsody of the Seas slowly approached Sydney Harbour to wrap up a 19 day cruise from Honolulu, Hawaii to Sydney, Australia marking the true beginning of my trip around the world. You can…

Climbing Niesen

Photo of the week – Climbing Niesen

Alright so not doing a great job with the whole “photo of the week” thing, but here’s my throw back to climbing Niesen with Jana’s sister Nina! Had a blast, need to get back to Switzerland again soon! And here is the original blog post where I talk about the climb 🙂

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Mahalo Hawaii

Aloha again – it’s the last day. I’m sitting on my balcony overlooking Waikiki Beach, it’s a beautiful, clear day and the sun is shining bright. I fly out tonight at midnight, which is about 5am Toronto time… I was trying to decide what to do for the day since the hotel checkout time is noon,…


Aloha from Honolulu

Well I have to say “Plan B” trip is going very well so far. While not the original plan, I’m feeling really good about it and I’m very happy to be here. I woke up the day I was leaving to Rio with a bit of a sore throat, so immediately went out to grab…


Yeah so… slight change of plans.

You know how things just don’t always go the way you want? Well that happened. This is pretty embarrassing as a fairly avid traveler, but it happened so may as well own it. I got to the airport today all nice and ready to go – packed, a little rested, all that good stuff. Dropped…


Rio, here I come!

In 1 day, 2 hours, 19 minutes and 35 seconds I will be anxiously waiting for the “go” signal from the control tower for us to high tail it outta here! This trip will knock one more continent off the list leaving only Antarctica for me… which will be a challenge, I admit, however I…


Off again

Feeling great – back to the airport soon! Next week I’m off to Germany for a quick work trip, only a couple days, but looking forward to seeing Frankfurt a bit. Never had a chance to visit when I was in Germany before, I was only in Berlin, but I really enjoyed my time there…