Mashed Bananas, Dettol and Maternal Health

Last week I headed back out into the Western Region with the Pro-Link team for another Healthy Mother & Child training session with nurses from various district health facilities. We also delivered some of the IEC (Information, Education and Communication) … Continue reading

Ghana: Love and Not so Much

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT GHANA 1) Very friendly people. 2) Sweet pineapple and bananas. 3) Lizards…they are everywhere and eat the bugs. 4) Big fruit bats that come out at night. Very cool. 5) Beautiful ocean…get out of Accra and … Continue reading

Helping Moms and Babies in Western Ghana

Me, Trudi Nunoo, Pro-link Executive Director and health workers in Ekabeku. Hitting the road with the Pro-Link team the last week of October was a great way to experience first hand the Healthy Mother and Child project, a corporate social … Continue reading

What the heck am I doing in Ghana…

A little about my mandate. I was sent to Accra by Crossroads International, a Canadian NGO that sends volunteers overseas to work with local partners. Crossroads does a lot of work to build capacity and improve the lives of women … Continue reading

Accra, Ghana: First Observations

I arrived in Accra a week ago and am starting to settle in. Natalie, the Crossroads liaison officer picked me up at the airport. Super hot…but not quite as humid as Hanoi so easier to take. I was swarmed by … Continue reading

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!