Nerding Out in Egypt to 40 Million Year Old and Present Day Mangroves

Egypt's Wadi El Gamal, an oasis in the desert.

I remember being 14 years old and listening on in fascination as Mrs Jones lectured to us in science class about the many adaptations of the mangrove. It wouldn't be until 23 years later that I would lay my eyes on a mangrove, and that first mangrove would not be alive, but rather a fossilized specimen on the floor of a 40 million year old ocean, in what seemed to be an … [Read more...]

Dancing in Mexico Red Boot Stomp Style


Our Roamancing red boots do love to dance and they had quite the splash dancing in Mexico! We were very fortunate to have visited friends during a non-peak travel season and had many highly sought after moments on the beach with absolutely no one else there! You know what an empty stretched out sandy beach with no one on it makes you feel like doing? Well, first it makes you … [Read more...]

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...]