Summer Caving Tales

Summer Caving Tales

Bushy ferns line the pathway along a several km lakeside trail and through the thick forest. Sunlight pours in through the treetops. Groups of campers come by on a wide trail clearly marked. This is my microadventure and day trip in the Gatineau park north of Ottawa. Gatineau park is in the Outaouais region, which … Continue reading

Running: New Summer’s Resolutions

Running: New Summer’s Resolutions

Just imagine you’ve got the ambition and genetics of an olympic athlete, a fearless warrior from the U-go-now U-get’em tribe, famous for its ability to defy all restrictive limiting thoughts and intentions holding you back. You will activate previously ignored and neglected ability to sprint like a powerful cheetah across the great savannah, urban pathway, … Continue reading

A Paris Moment in My Kitchen

A Paris Moment in My Kitchen

As I sat in my kitchen preparing a buckwheat crêpe recipe from the David Lebovitz – My Paris Kitchen cookbook, I remembered Paris. Parisian crêpes were something I sampled while abroad, though did not make a significant effort to seek out the best crêpe possible. Looking back now, I might arrange the trip according to culinary priorities like … Continue reading

Breathe: Take a Dip with Freediving

Epic diving movies like Deep Star Six, Michael Crichton’s Sphere, Deep Blue Sea and The Abyss all play on the element of fear which is so perfect to manipulate underwater. A little freaky-tense music, startled faces and bam. Fear. In breathe, you could just imagine….there’s no air. Things are constricted and you can’t inhale. The … Continue reading

Kon-Tiki Movie Review

Kon-Tiki Movie Review

Any adventurer out there can relate to the escapism that one gets out of a well done adventure movie. Kon-Tiki, based on the 1947 story of Thor Heyerdahl crossing the Pacific on a raft does just that. The 2012 movie was nominated and won several film awards. Kon-Tiki is the creator god from Inca mythology, and the raft … Continue reading