Day Trip to Greenland

Greenland is that huge block of ice that you’ve stared at on a map for all these years. You know, the big white island on the map just below the North Pole, near Iceland and Canada. I bet you thought nobody lived there or I bet that you never even thought about it. Truth is […]

Zion National Park

Zion National Park has some of the best hikes of any of the US National Parks. Angels Landing and the Narrows are famous and both are worthwhile. Zion also boasts some amazing viewpoints that will leave you dizzy from the soaring heights and peaks. Zion National Park is different from many other parks in that […]

5 Annoying Things About Airport Security

Airport security and TSA are something that everyone deals with when flying. Sometimes it’s a big hassle, sometimes less and sometimes it’s a complete nightmare. However, the common thread is there are always a few things that truly baffle and annoy you to no end. I fly more than most people and I’m pretty sure […]

Bryce Canyon National Park

Often overlooked by travelers are the treasures within their own country. The United States has as much natural beauty as any country on Earth and there is so much to see and do. It is a shame that so many people do not take the time to get to know this vast land. The western […]

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

The French Collectivity of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (SPM) is a collection of 8 islands in the north Atlantic off the coast of Newfoundland. The two inhabited islands are the only remaining part of the French Empire in North America. The 6000 or so inhabitants are French citizens with European Union passports. French is the official […]

Around Halifax

A great accompaniment to my trip to St. Pierre and Miquelon and the odd flight schedule was that I was able to get two nights in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia. This was my second time in Halifax. The first time I was here for work (when I had a real job) and didn’t get […]

SV Xplore

The sailing vessel (SV) Xplore is a British made, Panamanian registered and Australian owned yacht. It measures 20.47 meters or about 70 feet. It has been battle tested in the rugged Antarctic waters of the Southern Ocean and it is really nice. I was privileged to be on it for a few days going to […]

The Gambier Archipelago

The Gambier Archipelago has all the makings of an exquisite holiday destination. A single reef surrounds a small archipelago with attractive, lush, high, green islets engulfing a gorgeous crystal clear and calm lagoon. The Gambier is also the cradle of Polynesian Catholicism and is home to an impressive cathedral. But today, the main product from […]

Pitcairn Island

For years I’ve speculated and thought about what it would be like to visit Pitcairn Island. I had a somewhat romantic vision of the island through my own conceptions and also what I have read about it throughout their history and from others I’ve known who have visited before me. But I wasn’t prepared for […]

How to Get to Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn Island is one of the most isolated and mysterious places on the planet. The dreams of many of actually visiting are foiled because of the high costs and extremely arduous journeys it can require to get to Pitcairn itself. Most people have no idea how to get to Pitcairn Island. Located some 300 or […]

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