Select Page
Quotable Lonely Planet’s Iceland

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...
Why Iceland’s cool

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 I...
Lines Written After a Visit to Dachau

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 What man has made of man In high school, like every...
Illustrated Tweets from Montreal

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 hands at throats if...
Egypt as Edmonton

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 incredible … but it was no Edmonton. Once we...