City of Hush + Wonder: Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city of distinctly small sounds. Upon walking the cobblestone-paved avenues, one becomes acutely aware of the slow bikes making their way over canal bridges. The quiet lapping of water on the hulls of canal boats. The whispers of footprints on leaf-strewn sidewalks. Despite the city’s reputation for being laid-back, liberal and sexually-charged,Continue reading “City of Hush + Wonder: Amsterdam”

Roamin’ Holiday: Volunteering Abroad

Paris, Barcelona, Copenhagen: Undoubtedly beautiful cities of light, culture and pride, that is assuming one ignores the overwhelming number of tourists. Why limit yourself to the same museums, walks and experiences as everyone else? There are other ways to see the world that don’t cost you an arm and a leg and dump you intoContinue reading “Roamin’ Holiday: Volunteering Abroad”

Traipsing through the Canadian Rockies

Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise: The majestic triumvirate of the Canadian Rockies. It’s hard to believe that the region experiences its off-season in the winter. Below are some highlights of the media trip I took with one Kim Mance.

Tra(vlog)ue: On Glaciers + Patience

So I’m trying something new (for me) by putting together some footage and photos from a recent press trip to the Jasper region of Alberta. I don’t have a lot of video experience–unlike some–and decided to tool around on my computer with photos and footage taken off my (rather insufficient) point and shoot camera. Admittedly, it’sContinue reading “Tra(vlog)ue: On Glaciers + Patience”

Douglas Coupland’s Vancouver

As a blogger, wanna-be storyteller, social media neophyte d-bag, I find it hard to fathom any one of our ilk not having read Douglas Coupland’s work. His seminal Generation X (and popularization of said term) speaks to our collective post-Reagan need to connect, to inspire, to live for something greater, real. Admittedly, I’m just beyond the Gen XContinue reading “Douglas Coupland’s Vancouver”

Travel Photo: The Lady of Jasper

The road was clear and well-maintained. Salt, sand and snow mixed in varying quantities but it was still an easy drive, nothing dangerous for uninitiated mountain drivers. Locals, though, warned us not of the weather conditions but of traffic. Specifically, wildlife-related jams, much like the little lady above. Taking up the right lane, she happilyContinue reading “Travel Photo: The Lady of Jasper”