Solstice at the Yoga Forest, Guatemala

One of the places I was particularly excited to explore was the Yoga Forest, a yoga retreat space tucked in the mountains above San Marcos. The Yoga Forest is a permaculture space and totally off-the-grid. Much of the vegan food served here is grown in a series of garden plots and prepared utilizing non-electric tools. … More Solstice at the Yoga Forest, Guatemala

Bits of Bavarian beauty

Here are a few last gems from my trip to Bavaria, which was saturated with moments of breathtaking beauty that were irresistible to my camera lens. From towering forests: Sweeping scenes: Sparkling mountain lakes: And the smallest little details that added sweetness (wild strawberries that I snacked on on my hike) and marvel (giant snails!), and pleasing aromas … More Bits of Bavarian beauty

Up and down Säuling

Me: “I would like to climb a mountain.” Hostel guy: “A real one?” Me: “Most definitely.” He directed me to check out this one: Säuling. A member of the German Allgäu alps, it summit is 2,074 meters, which belongs to the elite club of some of the highest mountains in the country. Billed as a … More Up and down Säuling

Sisters in the wild: Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands

As mentioned in my previous post, I mentioned that during my recent trip to Canada, I spent a few days camping with my sisters. We headed to Queen Elizabeth II wilderness area, a non-operating park is located in the Kawarthas. QEII is beautiful, natural, and wild.  As a non-operating park, there are marked sites, but … More Sisters in the wild: Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands

Golden Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha, and the craggy, wonderful space between

This is the last sip of our Dykxhoorn Darling trip to Malta. Two of our most relaxing days on vacation were spent at this  we deliciously picturesque spot – the mecca of Maltese beaches – the soft, yellow sand of Golden Bay and quieter, red sands of Ghajn Tuffieha. Separating the two gorgeous spots is … More Golden Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha, and the craggy, wonderful space between

International Yoga Day – Canadian Style

This weekend was summer solstice, marking the start to the best part of the year. The days stretch luxuriously long, the days and hours of sunshine interrupted only by fresh summer rain or awe-inspiring thunderstorms. This year, June 21st also marked the first International Yoga Day, so I thought I would salute the sun in the most … More International Yoga Day – Canadian Style