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Returned from Norway

So, I’m back, and still recovering both mentally and physically from what turned into a pretty amazing trip. I hit my big goals. Despite being pretty nervous about hiking with a bad knee, that turned into a bit of a non issue in the end. I’ve started sorting through photos and making backups, but so…

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Norway Flight Day

Heading to Norway today. My flight through Toronto and then onto Copenhagen and ultimately Bergen leaves in a few hours. I’m packed, and have been packed for what feels like weeks now. I have done what I can, prepared how I can, and now it is out of my hands. If things go according to…

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Intimate Paris

I recently spent some time in Paris, enjoying the Spring and the Parisian lifestyle for a bit.  I was struck by how dense the city is, with so much to see and do nearly everywhere.  My travelling companion pointed out that it was nearly overwhelming, with little time to actually reflect and catch your breath …

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Rio Celeste Waterfall

The water fall along the Rio Celeste river in Costa Rica’s Tenorio Volcano National Park is easily accessible to anyone who wishes to travel out of La Fortuna for a few hours.  It gets its name from the colour of the water, due to the mixing of sulfur and calcium carbonate.  The spectacular display is just…

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Iceland Memorial Cairn

Along the Laugavegurinn hiking trail in Iceland, there are many places where you climb high enough to be snowbound, even in the summer.  In July 2013, I hiked this trail and was lucky enough to have wonderful weather the whole time.   In one of the snowy regions, I passed by the cairn featured in this…

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Vietnamese Lanterns

My travels in Vietnam a few years ago eventually led me to Hoi An, a community renowned worldwide for its fabrics, tailors, and seamstresses.   I was struck by not just how good the quality of the product was, but also by how versatile and how quickly things could be made for you.  One of my…