Visiting Mexico’s Marvelous Monarchs

Monarch Butterflies at El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico.

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 […]

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Wonders of the Kalahari

Lion, Kalahari Desert

We’re here for an adventure, but it turns out to be more of an adventure than we had bargained for. We start with a long drive from Johannesburg to the Kalahari Desert’s most wildlife-rich region – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, straddling the border of South Africa and Botswana. As in many wildlife parks in South Africa, […]

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The Joys of Visiting San Cristobal, Mexico

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 […]

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Hermetic Code Tour – Discovering Winnipeg’s Ancient Temple

Maniitoba Legislative Assembly Building, Winnipeg.

It was an adventure the likes of the Da Vinci Code, complete with ancient symbols, hidden clues, and secret society rituals. But with one big difference. This code-busting escapade was for real. The unlikely setting was the Manitoba Legislative Assembly building in Winnipeg, its dome topped by the brilliant statue of the Greek god Hermes, […]

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The Best of Yoho National Park

Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia’s Yoho National Park ranks among Canada’s most magnificent landscapes. The name says it all – Yoho is a Cree word expressing awe and wonder. While that may describe many places in the Rocky Mountains, things here seem cranked up another notch, with 36 peaks soaring over 3,000 metres, raging rivers and waterfalls galore, […]

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