Experiences, Food

My ride for a spectacular fishing trip on Great Slave Lake.

Catch, fry, and eat your own fish on Yellowknife’s Great Slave Lake

  Even fishing newbies are all but guaranteed to catch a Northern Pike on guided tours “You’re going to want to put a coat on.” […]

September 2, 2016 ×

Destinations, Experiences, International

The Tonopah Historic Cemetery is just a few feet to the right of the office of the Clown Motel.

The Tiny Terrors of the Clown Motel of Tonopah, Nevada

  This small-town motel brings together creepy clowns and a historic cemetery There’s nothing particularly remarkable about the town of Tonopah, Nevada. About two and […]

May 15, 2016 ×

Experiences, International

Lawren Harris’s “North Shore, Lake Superior” flips a reassuring thumbs-up to Hammer Museum visitors in LA, the epicenter of Southern California’s drought-stricken landscape. Lawren Harris, North Shore, Lake Superior, 1926. Oil on canvas, 102.2 x 127.3 cm. National Gallery of Canada; purchased 1930. ©Family of Lawren S. Harris. Photo ©NGC

Los Angeles Hammer Museum Showcases Lawren Harris Landscapes

The Idea of North provides refreshing perspective in drought-ravaged SoCal In a recent New York Times piece entitled “My Dark California Dream” Men’s Journal contributing […]

November 27, 2015 ×


Airport art critics agree: this is the work of one painterly pachyderm. Photo: Bob Keelaghan

Elephant Art at the Edmonton Airport

Pachyderm versus Pollack: Lucy the Elephant’s paintings welcome visitors flying into Alberta’s capital How many times have you heard an amateur art critic preach, between […]

October 9, 2015 ×


A grizzly named Lenore and her cub eat sedges along the shoreline in Knight Inlet. Photo by Carol Patterson

Exploring the Great Bear Rainforest on a budget

How to get close-up views of grizzlies and Kermode bears of British Columbia Two decades ago, conservationists branded a group of British Columbia coastal forest […]

September 24, 2015 ×

Experiences, Food

Built like the ancient Egyptians built 'em, the Summerhill Pyramid is said to have dehydrating properties, which may clarify the wine. Photo Elizabeth Chorney-Booth

The mystery and science of Summerhill Pyramid Winery

  The Kelowna British Columbia organic wine maker produces vino fit for the pharaohs Calm visibly overtakes the tour group as we enter the pyramid. […]

August 12, 2015 ×


Many a West Coast Trail hiker applies whittled graffiti to the tangles of stray fishing floats that adorn each campsite. Photo: Ian Doig

Tips for travelling Vancouver Island’s West Coast Trail

Sensible safety to proper pooping on Canada’s legendary rainforest hike The usual common sense advice applies when hiking the West Coast Trail: pack as lightly […]

July 29, 2015 ×


The West Coast Trail follows the spectacular shoreline of Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim National Park. Photo by Ian Doig

In a West Coast Trail state of mind

One of the world’s great nature hikes, this Vancouver Island trek is physically and mentally challenging “I realized a long time ago, it’s better to […]

July 21, 2015 ×

Destinations, Experiences

Albo’s research suggests the building’s impressive architecture follows Masonic lineage all the way back to ancient Egypt. Photo by Bob Keelaghan

Manitoba Legislative Building’s Hermetic Code Tour and the riddle of the sphinx

A historical tour guide uncovers the mysterious Masonic codes of the Legislative Building in Winnipeg “You will become a more intelligent, better balanced and altogether […]

July 15, 2015 ×