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August Adventures at Killbear Provincial Park – Ontario, Canada

July 2013 wasn’t a warm one for Southern Ontario and Lake Huron/Georgian Bay surrounding Killbear Provincial Park did not warm up at all. Aside from the cold water we had great weather and we found plenty of things to do while keeping dry. We had about 25 people booked for a group campsite which is much better […]

Rome – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I was lucky enough to spend a week in Rome courtesy of my mother. She thought I needed a break and took me away for a week. I haven’t traveled in Europe for over four years. In fact, I haven’t really traveled to a popular Western tourist destination in quite a while and I was in […]

The Longest Two Days of My Life – Bolivian Rainforest to Lima, Peru

This story goes back a few years to before a new highway replaced the “death road” from La Paz to Coroico. I was traveling with my mum through Peru and Bolivia and our trip was winding down in Bolivia. We had a few days left and just had to make it to the Bolivian rainforest to […]

Preparing for a Bicycle Tour

  Whether you’re going 50 kilometers or 5,000, there are some things you just need to bring with you. It’s impossible to plan for every possible mechanical and weather related events you might encounter but considering the following will go a long way.     Daily Commutes: I rarely leave my house without the following […]

Climbing Mount Kinabalu in One Day – Sabah, Malaysia

Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in the Malay Archipelago. It stands 4095m tall and because it is a doable climb it is a major tourist destination. Each day over 100 climbers start at the Timpohon Gates and then rest at the overpriced shack Laban Rata Resthouse about 2 hours from the top. At around 2 […]

Diving in Sipadan Island Park – Sabah, Malaysia

When we did research on Borneo I had no idea how popular Sipadan Island was. Lonely Planet informed me that it was THE place to dive on the orangutan’s home turf. Naturally, we made sure to make a little pit stop at Sipadan Island Park. There’s a lot of say about the administrative side of getting […]

My Canada is a Winter Paradise – Whistler Blackcomb

I was recently tagged by Karin from K and K Adventures  to write about what is “My Canada”. Since we are halfway through winter I want to explore what one might do in Canada when it is -15 degrees outside.  I am also passing on the torch to Meredith Bratland, Always Twirling and a fellow Russian emigre Maria to […]

Ski the 2nd Highest Vertical in the World – Zermatt, Switzerland

When Jonathan brought me to ski in Zermatt Switzerland I had no idea that we would ski the whole day around the Toblerone. Excuse my ignorance, but until that day I had no idea that Matterhorn was the logo of Toblerone and that it is located in Zermatt. Cars are not allowed in the Zermatt ski […]

Top 10 Strangest Things in Korea

Korea torpedoed to where it stands today in just about 40 years. It was almost on par with North Korea in development and economy until the late 80s. While I lived there, it seemed to me that Korea was almost stuck between tradition and modernization, not knowing whether to slow down or to accept the […]

From Seoul, Through Tunnels – Cycling Across Korea

Today was the official first day of our cycling across Korea tour. It was a hot one, it went above 35 degrees today. I think that has become the pattern of our cycling stories.   I realized today that Seoul is a much better city for cycling than Busan. There are bike paths here, and […]

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