Frogs at the RBG (Royal Botanical Gardens) in Burlington, Ontario: An All Ages Adventure

Ornate Horned Frog at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario

As a teenager, it was a science fair project on frogs that landed me my first job in a research lab at the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) in Burlington, Ontario - which was an awfully cool summer job and pivotable moment in my life.  So when I heard there was a frog exhibit on at the RBG this winter (until April 12th, 2015), I had to go! On my first visit, I took my … [Read more...]

Cold Weather Photography and Videography Tips

A camera kiss from a handsome husky!

One of the things that I love about travel is the various new things it teaches me, often when I am not expecting it. This was the case on my recent trip to go dog sledding with Winterdance, next to Algonquin Park in Haliburton, Ontario. While anticipating an exciting day, I was not expecting a lesson in Cold Weather Photography and Videography, which is what the day gave me … [Read more...]

Pike Place Seattle: The Original Starbucks, Flying Fish and a Gum Wall!

Pike Place Gum Wall

  When you leave the sightseeing to your kids, you never know what you will get, but it most certainly will involve something intriguing.  That's exactly what I did on a recent weekend getaway to Seattle. My two teens talked to other people and looked up things they might like to see. They then discovered that we could get to their favorite choices all in one … [Read more...]

Roamancing Swiss Views: Our Switzerland Swimsuit Illustrated Exposé

Chemin de la Dame, Lavaux, Switzerland

We (or at least 'I') couldn't help ourselves!  When we'd heard that Swimsuit Illustrated had kicked of 2014 with their own Swimsuit Illustrated edition of Swiss Views, we decided we had to show them up with our own Roamancing Edition of Swimsuit Swiss Views!  Although as you'll see from the post below we were somewhat loose in our definition of a 'swimsuit'.  Seems our only … [Read more...]

Absinthe In Travel: A Lesson in the Importance of Trusted Friends

Photo courtesy of dgtldnky.

My last trip to Europe was one of those adventures that showed me the true value of travelling with trusted friends. We were on a choir trip throughout Germany, France and the Czech Republic, singing in castles and fortresses and having a marvellous time. As you might expect with a group of twenty-somethings, drinking and getting up to mischief played a leading role in the … [Read more...]