It was the best cup of coffee we’ve ever tasted. But our enjoyment of the moment went well beyond the drink itself. It was also the setting, the company, and the adventure that brought us to this idyllic spot in Colombia’s world-famous coffee region.
Waterton is a great place to hike, with some 200 km of trails covering everything from challenging backcountry treks to more leisurely day trips. If you haven’t been to this park in southwestern Alberta in a while, expect a few changes. The massive Kenow Fire in 2017 swept through over one-third of the park, damaging […]
Waterton Lakes National Park is unique in so many ways. Tucked into the southwest corner of Alberta, the most obvious part of the landscape is the abrupt change from the Great Plains to mountains. Unlike farther north, no foothills provide a gradual transition. One minute you’re travelling across open prairie, then suddenly you’re surrounded by […]
As soon as the morning sun warms the air, the forest and sky spring to life. Bold splashes of orange speckle the blue sky as countless monarchs take flight and land on branches, logs, the ground, and even on our heads and shoulders. The sound is unlike anything we have heard before: a gentle, whispering […]
San Cristobal de las Casas is considered the cultural capital of Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state and certainly one of its most scenic. It sits in a high mountain valley lined by pine forest. Surrounding it is a land of rainforest, mountains, wild rivers and waterfalls. The town’s high proportion of indigenous residents impart a distinct […]
We passed field after field of rice, corn, taro root, and practically every other imaginable vegetable and herb. Most striking was the intensity of agriculture, and how immaculately everything is kept, especially considering that so much work is done by hand. Riding bicycles through the countryside isn’t the reason we came to Hoi An, but […]