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About Me

Skiing in Kioro, Japan

Favourite destinations for:

Nature

British Columbia, Yukon, Alaska, Galapagos & Namibia

Skiing

Fernie, Sun Peaks, Alta, Steamboat, Le Massif, Kiroro

Winter

Quebec, Alberta, Arizona, Hokkaido, Colorado

Paddling

British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Mexico

Biking

France, Malawi, Quebec, California

Backpacking

Skiing in Kioro, Japan
The Dolomites in Northern Italy

Top on my Bucketlist:

  • GR20 in Corsica
  • Alta Via 2 in Italian Dolomites
  • Kungsleden Trail in Sweden
  • Arctic Circle Trail in Greenland
  • Kayaking the Reindeer Lake Archipelago in Saskatchewan
  • Anything in the far north

5 Things I Pack on Every Trip:

Sleep mask, camera, good book, Lole bag, lightweight sandals

Lolë Backpack on My Dead Sea Descent
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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Best Hotels I've Stayed In:

  • Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
  • Fairmont Amman
  • Onguma Bush Camp in Namibia
Police escort out of dodgy neighbourhood in Panama City

Best Travel Moments:

  • Hitchhiking in France with a fellow who wined and dined us in a hilltop mansion and then drove us to the Belgian border.
  • Newfoundland Inn owner who gave us her car so we could drive to dinner, many kilometres away.
  • Police escort out of dodgy area in Panama City.
Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Highest I’ve Been:

Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro
5,895 metres (19,340 feet) above sea level

Lowest I’ve Been:

The Dead Sea in Jordan – 423 metres (1,388 feet) below sea level

Calgary, Alberta

Places I’ve Lived:

(and no I’m not in the witness protection program)

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • London, Ontario
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Hall’s Harbour, Nova Scotia
  • Boulder, Colorado
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  • Waterloo, Ontario
  • Acton, Ontario
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
Picture of me as an adventure blogger in Ivvavik National Park, Yukon

Number of Careers: 7

  • Geologist
  • Registered professional dietitian
  • Owner of a flower store in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Vice-President of an Environmental Equipment Company
  • Mom
  • Author
  • Adventure travel blogger
Thelon River, Northwest Territories

Most Remote Places I’ve Been:

My Husband on the Beach in BC's Broken Group Islands
My Husband on the Beach in BC's Broken Group Islands

Favourite Mode of Travel

Self-propelled

Longest Bike Ride

Three weeks cycling from Tanzania to the border of Zambia and Botswana

Longest Hike

Around Manaslu, Nepal over 28 days

My Happy place

On a deserted beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island with my husband and a kayak

Favourite Countries

Turkey, Namibia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Colombia

Favourite Wine

Mersault

Skiing the Wapta Traverse

Scariest Things I’ve Done:

Canyoneering in Utah’s Escalante Wilderness

Most Fun Things I’ve Done:

Elephant outside my cabin in Botswana

Coolest Nature Encounters:

Shark feeding frenzy in Rangiroa

Attempts on Husband’s Life: 3

  • Left him with angered rattlesnake poised to strike
  • Pushed him into seething, shark-infested waters during a feeding frenzy in Rangiroa
  • Left him to deal with oncoming grizzly bear in northern BC while I hightailed it out with dog

Best Campsite Ever:

  • Long Range Traverse in Newfoundland
  • Hidden Lake Territorial Park, Northwest Territories
  • Georgian Bay, Ontario
  • Cordillera Blanca in Peru
  • Auyuittuq National Park, Nunavut

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