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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International Women’s Day, Refugees and the UNHCR

A day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women I’m happy to have had strong, positive female influences in my life, starting with my mother who, as a strong woman, I’ve picked up many traits from to my sister, teachers, co-workers, managers, and friends. However as much as this day is meant…


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Photo of the week

Well it’s been a while since I’ve posted so with the snow melting, and the days getting warmer I thought I’d take a look through some of my photos and grab a “photo of the week”. This particular one is a stunning sunset from my recent trip to Honolulu, Hawaii on Waikiki Beach. I took a…




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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,…



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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…



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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…



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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…



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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…



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State of the Union address

My fellow… right. Not the President. Oh well. Hello! I realized recently that I haven’t added much to the blog recently and I felt a bit like writing tonight. You know sometimes you just get in the mood, so that’s where I am. I can’t promise this will be terribly interesting, but then I also…



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What does it take?

I’ve been getting increasingly frustrated over the past couple of months with the narrative regarding refugees and this ridiculous word being thrown around – “migrant”. Let’s turn to our old friend Webster for the definition. a person who goes from one place to another especially to find work Thanks Webster. I had the honour of…