Friday photo: one for the birds

Late this August, I went on a week long cruise on the Norwegian Getaway around the Gulf of Mexico, with pit stops in Honduras, Belize and Mexico along the way. At each of these ports, I got off the massive cruise liner and went on a shore excursion. The first stop – Roatan Bay in…

A walk in Muir Woods

America’s most beloved naturalist John Muir called it “…the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world.” Close to San Francisco, just 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Muir Woods National Monument is a primeval forest of coastal redwoods. On my first trip to SF,…

Walking on thin ice

In a year filled with once-in-a-lifetime kind of travel moments (Machu Picchu and Niagara Falls, to name just two) one of my most memorable experiences was walking on the Athabasca Glacier in Canada. I had written about it for DNA newspaper then – and here it is, if you ever decide to head to Canada….