Visiting Brunei as Coronavirus Fears Accelerate - Brunei is a tiny Muslim nation on the island of Borneo, mostly surrounded by Malaysia. That puts it about halfway between Singapore and Manila. The country is ruled by a billionaire Sultan, whose wealth comes from vast oil reserves. We visited as the COVID-19 coronavirus swept across Asia and began to jump to all corners … Continue reading Visiting Brunei as Coronavirus Fears Accelerate
A Year In Review 2019 - 2019 was a great year, full of adventure. I met my goal of walking a long-distance hiking trail (two in fact), returned to one of my absolute favourite countries, and spent lots of time with family. I visited 11 countries, including 4 new ones. That brings me to a total of 54.
Scuba Diving in the Maldives - It’s been a few years since I’ve been scuba diving. So, I was excited to jump back into the water in one of the world’s most renowned diving destinations, the Maldives. We joined the live-aboard Aggressor II for a week-long trip through this country of atolls and tiny tropical islands.
Returning to Sri Lanka - I love visiting new countries but sometimes it’s nice to return to a place you’ve been before, especially when you have good friends there. Rob and Jolanda have been coming to Sri Lanka nearly every year since they first met (and even longer for Rob). It’s like a second home for them. Rob says it’s … Continue reading Returning to Sri Lanka
A Decade of Travel - It’s hard to believe that 10 years have passed since I set out on a life of travel adventures. Looking back, there are so many great memories and wonderful experiences. It wasn’t easy but I’ve picked out one for each of the last 10 years to share.
2019 in 12 Photos - As I look back over photos from the past 12 months, my year looks a little inside-out. I spent the winter in nice warm New Zealand walking the 1200-km long Te Araroa. It was a great year for long-distance hiking. In the spring I returned to Canada to hike the Great Divide Trail – which … Continue reading 2019 in 12 Photos
We Are The Furballs: Singapore’s first dog cafe - Singapore doesn’t just have cat cafes. There’s now even a dog cafe! I was a little skeptical of the concept. Dogs like to run around and make messes and bark. But they can also be wonderfully social and they certainly love attention. We Are The Furballs pulls off the idea quite well.
Singapore’s Meomi Cat Cafe - Singapore is an exciting city where you’ll never tire of fun things to do. It even has three cat cafes! I visited one on my first trip to Singapore a few years ago, so I’m excited to check out another. Meomi Cat Cafe is a cozy space with seven adorable felines.
23 Hours in Dubai - What do you do when you have a 23-hour layover in Dubai? Maybe grab a bite to eat? Dubai is often called “Las Vegas of the Middle East”, only bigger and better. That’s pretty accurate, I’d say. It’s big and flashy with opulent “7-star” hotels, massive water fountain displays, and exorbitant man-made islands. It’s also … Continue reading 23 Hours in Dubai
North Korea: Communist No More - The great social experiment of the latter 20th century that was Communism is finally coming to an end. I’ve just visited the last bastion of Communism – North Korea – for my second time and the changes are dramatic.