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

Explore Carbon Offsetting Your Air Travel Now

Under $23 US dollars was all that it took to support a carbon offsetting project for my flight to Hawaii, which was a big surprise. I was expecting some scary dollar amount to jump off the page like $150 or $200. Nope. No such nightmare did I have to endure. Different countries likely already have … Continue reading

DIGITAL DETOX: Six Weeks Without Home Internet

DIGITAL DETOX: Six Weeks Without Home Internet

* DIGITAL * DETOX * TIME *  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ * My palms are sweaty. I’ve woken with a slight twitch under my eye. No iPad articles with the morning COFFEE… how will I function? What led me to this? The internet? It’s all the internet’s fault. My iPad mini is the perfect internet-article-browsing and social media … Continue reading

Music Spaces in Car Places

Music Spaces in Car Places

Evening approaches in Ottawa, and a fun energetic feeling has taken over the normally traffic filled Bank street. A Starbucks employee chases people down offering free passion iced tea samples, in teeny tiny taster-sized cups, entirely too small for my thirst. I love when city and festival people decide, “let’s close everything down and put … 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