A jungle slide and mud bath: Paraty adventures (Brazil)

Paraty is not just a quaint little colonial town, but it is nestled in between among jungle-y mountains and close to some incredible beaches. One of the funnest excursions of my trip was a short bus ride out of town to a natural water slide- Cachoeira do Tobaga. You get off at this cute church … More A jungle slide and mud bath: Paraty adventures (Brazil)

The smelliest place of all: Krýsuvík, Iceland

In celebration of the final day with Emma as co-pilot, we decided to visit the place where the bowels of the earth expel sulphuric flatulence in visually spectacular ways. Welcome to Krýsuvík! The earth bubbles with hot steam, resulting in the sensory experience of existing inside a hot wet fart. It is really undeniable. But still quite … More The smelliest place of all: Krýsuvík, Iceland

An improbability of puffin pictures, Iceland

Vestmannaeyjar is home to Iceland‘s largest puffin colony. There is a convenient bird viewing platform located on the north side of cape Stórhöfði. In our quest to see all the puffins, we headed there in the afternoon. There was nary a bird on our first visit to the area (although it was still stunningly beautiful).You can … More An improbability of puffin pictures, Iceland

A moment of perfection in Bruce Peninsula National Park

In addition to getting to hang with all my family members, I was also able to spend some magical moments in the pristine Canadian wilderness. Karen had taken the week off work, and the weather could not be more perfect. We packed up her car and headed to  Bruce Peninsula National Park for some hiking … More A moment of perfection in Bruce Peninsula National Park

Scenic views of the English countryside: Ivinghoe Beacon

Getting out of London on the weekend is some kind of magic for my soul. Even though I live in a wonderful neighbourhood and have lots of green space available to me, the constancy, the frenetic energy, the density of people still wear on me and I crave some silence and stillness that abound in … More Scenic views of the English countryside: Ivinghoe Beacon