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The Splendour of Sun Peaks Resort in 21 Gorgeous Photos

With 135 trails covering the full gamut from perfect corduroy groomers to long cruisers, glades, bumps and powder, Sun Peaks Resort earns the title as Canada's second largest ski resort. Along with its three mountains and a cute, colourful European style village its got Nancy Greene, a gold medal Olympic athlete, Canadian senator and mountain host extraordinaire. Sun Peaks is about a 50 minute drive from Kamloops and its airport. Take a shuttle to keep life simple as you won't need…

The Magnificence of Canada in 13 Stunning Photographs

I am a big fan of Canada and feel that I won the lottery by being born here. I am also one of the lucky ones who has been to all 10 provinces and three territories. Here's a look the magnificence of Canada in 13 stunning photos. The Yukon Territory The Northwest Territories Nunavut Newfoundland Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Where would you most like to…

Newfoundland in 21 Photos

For two weeks last summer, I had the pleasure of exploring Newfoundland. I'd booked the trip to research and experience some of the best outdoor adventures the province has to offer. Although I've already documented most of the adventures on the blog, there's plenty of great scenery from the trip I never shared. Here's a look at Newfoundland in 21 photos from the East Coast Trail near St. John's to Gros Morne National Park, from…

What You Can Do if Only Have 3 Hours in Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig, a smallish industrial city located just 150 kilometres south of Berlin in the former East Germany, isn't a city I knew anything about until I attended a conference. Now that I've been, I highly recommend a visit as Leipzig is a youthful, energetic city you're sure to fall in love with. Here's what you can do in Leipzig if you only have 3 hours. Even though Leipzig is an industrial city, it's a super…

Visiting Nova Scotia? Don’t Miss Peggy’s Cove

If you're visiting Nova Scotia don't miss a trip to Peggy's Cove, just 44 kilometres away from downtown Halifax. There's not much to Peggy's Cove - a church, a handful of homes, a gallery or two, a restaurant and one B&B - with an incredible view and wonderful hospitality too I might add. You don't need long for a visit - perhaps a few hours - more if you're into photography or you want to enjoy a…

The Search for Alberta’s Snowy Owls

Yesterday I spent the better part of the day searching for Alberta's snowy owls. I'd been invited to join a photography friend who has an abiding love of nature and all things related to photography. The plan was to meet in northern Calgary and head east into the prairies. It wasn't any more detailed than that.  I sure learned a lot about snowy owls. How do you find snowy owls? The snowy owl loves the prairies…

10 Landscape Photography Tips & Tricks

I've just finished a landscape photography class. I feel like I learned so much - from two full day field trips and from listening to the weekly critiques from our teacher of our work. There's nothing like looking at several hundred images every class to understand what makes the good shots pop. I thought I'd share what I learned about landscape photography over the last six weeks. And then hopefully you'll see a huge change…

Tips for Hiking and Visiting Zion National Park in Utah

Visiting Zion National Park? You should as it's a sanctuary of exotic beauty! Every year since 1988 I've visited Zion National Park to refresh my spirits by drinking in some of the most sublime, and colorful beauty on earth. The first Mormon scouts to see Zion canyon appropriately named it after the biblical heaven..."Zion", and rightfully so. Visiting Zion National Park - a hiker's park Zion includes elevations from canyon and low desert of 3,700…

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