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Quotable Lonely Planet’s Iceland

Some of my favourite bits of my favourite brand of guidebook for my favourite 22-days-away holiday destination: “Immense glaciers and wiggling fjords, unspoiled wilderness areas ripe for exploration, a clean and icy sea where humpback whales surface, roll and dive … Continue reading

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Why Iceland’s cool

The countdown is on: 46 days until my long-delayed vacation to Iceland. And 46 more days of fielding the question “Why Iceland?” It’s become a popular destination — my flight sold out though I’m travelling in shoulder season — but … Continue reading

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Lines Written After a Visit to Dachau

To her fair works did Nature link The human soul that through me ran; And much it grieved my heart to think What man has made of man. – William Wordsworth, Lines Written in Early Spring The gates of Dachau … Continue reading

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Illustrated Tweets from Montreal

Our recent trip to Montreal was the first time my brother and I have voluntarily travelled together. We visit each other in our respective cities, but there’s something different about taking a trip together – something that can lead to … Continue reading

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Egypt as Edmonton

In our first attempt to go to Egypt, the Icelandic volcano cancelled our flights and I got stuck in Edmonton, where Teresa and I tried to recreate an Egyptian experience. This time the trip went as planned. And it was … Continue reading

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Illustrated tweets from Egypt

I hope to write more substantial posts about the incredible trip to Egypt, but for now here’s an annotated and illustrated compilation of tweets I wrote while it was happening. Unfortunately pictures aren’t allowed in the Egyptian Museum (so no … Continue reading

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Egypt eve

I’m as excited as a kid at Christmas and as terrified as an adult about to fly across the world in a tin can. Starting tomorrow I spend 26 hours in airplanes and airports on my way to Cairo. Let’s … Continue reading

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