Happy Canada Day! (eh?)

July 1st is Canada Day up here in the true north, strong, and free. What better way to celebrate this than some satirical comedy from our national broadcaster, the CBC? There are some really great nostalgic blasts from the past hidden in there, including references to the elusive house hippo, Body Break, and this gem:…

My Favourite Banff Town Hikes

Canada’s Rocky Mountains are famed for their dramatic peaks, gemstone-coloured lakes, and diverse wildlife. They’re also remote and cover a massive area, with many trails difficult to access if you don’t have a vehicle. But there are a surprising number of great hiking options with trailheads starting from right in the town of Banff, keep reading to find about more about some of my favourites!

Dispatches – Haiti – When Electricity is a Luxury Instead of the Norm

Just because you’ve got money in Haiti, it doesn’t guarantee you access to reliable electricity from the power grid. At the hotel we were staying at, the power cut out multiple times per day, sometimes multiple times per hour. We were lucky enough to have a backup generator, but even that wasn’t able to completely…

Dispatches – Haiti – Crossing the Border

I am dreaming. The soft, comfortable, floaty kind of dream that you have sometimes where you might as well be sleeping on a bed of clouds. Suddenly, very loud, obnoxious country music violently overturns my puffy cloud-bed and dumps me back into reality. Emma’s alarm clock is going off. It’s 5:40am, and it’s the last…