Shredding North America’s Largest Ski Resort: Just another day in Whistler
Jul30

Shredding North America’s Largest Ski Resort: Just another day in Whistler

It’s 7:30am, and my iPhone has gently been buzzing intermittently for the past half an hour. Still half asleep, I eventually pick it up and lazily look for the Whistler Blackcomb app – a ritual shared by many people that choose to call this small mountain resort home. And suddenly, there it was – the reason for my early wake up on my weekend – a glorious 32cm had fallen overnight. Time to get up, and get...

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Wine Tasting in Canada’s Okanagan Valley
Jul30

Wine Tasting in Canada’s Okanagan Valley

The Okanagan is Canada’s answer to Napa Valley. When you think Canada, you don’t necessarily think of wine. Well – they’ve got a wine industry, and it’s really, really, good. I make a point of visiting the region at least once each year, and whilst I do try and visit new wineries each time, there’s a few staple wineries which I can’t help to go to year after year. Nk’Mip – Osoyoos...

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Planks in the Sky, Mt Huashan, China
Jul30

Planks in the Sky, Mt Huashan, China

I am here in Xi’an, China, struggling a little bit with the language barrier, unsure what exactly I’m eating, but enjoying a handful of beers and still in awe at the experience I had today. My journey took me to Huashan, in Shanxxi province.  Having craftily navigated my way here from Xi’an by Bullet Train, I managed to use my sixth sense and the multitude of screenshots on my phone to what I thought was a bus stop,...

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Breakfast in Panajachel, Guatemala
Jul01

Breakfast in Panajachel, Guatemala

It’s 11:30am, and I left my hotel – Porta del Lago – and am now sitting in a little streetside cafe in the town of Panajachel in Guatemala. Lake Atitlan has been a bucket list item for a while, and I’m mesmerized by the majestic volcanoes. Atitlan has 3. As I write this, I’m staring at two of them, Volcan Toliman and Volcan Atitlan. Surrounded by market stalls and Guatemalans going about their everyday...

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6 Highlights of Rio

For some, a 13 hour flight is a long way to go just for a week. For me, the flight is all part of the fun! As usual, my destination choice started on United’s website looking at several different options, and I was fortunate to come across some well timed flights from Vancouver to Rio with a 1-stop in Houston that I could apply my upgrade certificates to and get a comfortable overnight ride down south on their new Boeing 787...

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