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Fall in Ontario

Here’s an advertorial I recently wrote for the Globe & Mail…

NATJA Bronze Winner!

I am so pleased to tell you that I was awarded the bronze award from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) for my story Travels With My Dad: A Father-Daughter Bonding Journey through Southern Africa, published by Travel World … Continue reading

My Review: Talent for Humanity

This picture is of Yarrow Kraner, one of the inspirational people profiled in the book Talent for Humanity. A white kid growing up on an Indian Reservation (in Canada we would say First Nations), Kraner created a mentoring website where … Continue reading

Explore Ontario Culinary Travel Special Report

I compiled and edited this special culinary report — EOC.FINALFinal[1] — on southern Ontario for the Globe and Mail. Thank you Michele Sponagle (Relishing the Past), Doug Wallace (Back to the Garden) and Liz Campbell (Savoury Sanctuary) for your contributions!

What I Do: Volunteering and Travel Writing

Taking a break after a vigorous ride through the rice paddies of Mai Chau, Vietnam. Terri Marshall at Travel Writing 2.0 wrote this profile of me that covers what I’ve been doing for the past few years. Thanks Terri!

Catfish, Cider and Castaways. Yes, we are in Kansas!

Catfish at Cabela’s Outdoor Store, Kansas City, KS I can’t say enough good things about visiting Kansas. Here are some snaps of what I did while visiting the heartland. Cabela’s Outdoor Store is mind boggling. So much taxidermy! So much … Continue reading

Dorothy, We ARE in Kansas!

Kansas is known as the “fly over state.” Nothing much there, right? Wrong. After a recent trip I’d call it the “drive through slowly state.” Lots to stop and look at. Lots to reflect upon. Prairie Sounds The highlight of … Continue reading

My article about Costa Rica’s Renewable Energy

Costa Rica has an amazing renewable energy record…but they also have some challenges ahead…learn about them in my piece on the Innovate Development site.

Rolls Royces and Bicycles: The 1% of Vietnam

Since I’ve been in Vietnam, I’ve noticed more luxe cars than I ever see at home in Canada. The other day a white Rolls Royce was parked outside a hotel in my Hanoi neighbourhood. Bentleys and Mercedes are the other … Continue reading

UN World Social Justice Day!

It’s all about proper pay for decent livelihoods. This needs to be universally accepted. My article for Innovate Development….