Category Archives: travel

Newfoundland: Rugged, majestic, beauty

Majesty. It was everywhere I looked in Newfoundland: the Long Range Mountains, the Tablelands, the sea cliffs, and the waves that crashed even in calm seas. The whole island, from Gros Morne National Park, to the Northern Peninsula, to Bonavista … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2016

Written 24 December 2016, Panama This is my 12th “year in review”. It’s hard to believe that the first was written from Texel Island in the Netherlands in Dec 2005). In 2008, I wrote from Panama as we introduced our … Continue reading

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Temagami is a land steeped in natural and human history. People have lived on the land for thousands of years. More recently, people have come to conquer the land and take from it, while others have come to conserve it. … Continue reading

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Carrying a canoe hurts – but it’s somehow empowering

Canada is a country of lakes and rivers. For centuries a canoe was the main form of transportation in Canada. Today, travel by canoe remains symbolic of wilderness and adventure. I have experienced my share of wilderness, including several canoe … Continue reading

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How travelling helps me appreciate life – examples from the Arctic

While walking at lunch the other day I saw a bumblebee, and I stopped, and I watched it. In that moment I was fully present. Thoughts about work evaporated and my mind was focused. I smiled because there are bees in … Continue reading

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My Summer Vacation: A Trip to the Arctic amid Truth, Reconciliation and Coalitions for Climate Action

I went to the Arctic for my summer vacation. To be specific, I volunteered* with the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) and joined a team of CWS scientists in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories to study shorebirds as part of the … Continue reading

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Wild PANAMA City

Is it possible to experience the tropical forest in the middle of a city of over a million? Yep! Originally posted at Bunch Family “Look a flying banana!” My husband had not lost his mind. He was pointing at … Continue reading

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