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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

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

Adventures In Rome: The Big Five

Adventures In Rome: The Big Five

Narrowing down Rome’s sights to top five presents quite an epic Roman challenge. With dozens of beautiful classical buildings and marble every time you turn a corner there’s more then enough top spots to choose from, but some photogenic spots I chose. Piazza Navona is one of the the largest and most social squares I … Continue reading

Writers in Rome

Writers in Rome

Rome is connected through a network of glorious cobblestone pathways. Cobblestone pathways like the words to a thousand page novel going on and on, into glorious book heaven, leading in and out throughout the city. The pages in my mind were falling all around through the Roman streets as I wandered. What stories the writers throughout … Continue reading

Düsseldorf Wanderings

Düsseldorf Wanderings

They refer to a section of Düsseldorf as the longest bar in the world with more then 300 connected bars. It also boasts very handsome architecture. I arrived on a grey, cool day sometime at the end of October. The Rhine river flowed surprisingly quickly through the city. Some of the mid-rise stone buildings are a clear indication of … Continue reading

There’s Something About Liège…

There’s Something About Liège…

The French accent I’m listening to has a bit of a sharp edge to it as I approach the train station. Two hours from Cologne and I’m in an entirely new country, new language, new culture. I’m not so familiar with the Northeast France accent but I wonder, does it sound like the Belgian French … Continue reading

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