Husavik Travel Guide – Day Trip to Husavik Iceland

Take a detour from the Ring Road for a day in Husavik. Husavik is a charming small town that’s best known as the whale watching capital of Iceland. We ventured there on a day trip while traveling between Lake Myvatn and Akureyri. While whale watching tours are the main reason why many people visit Husavik, it’s worth spending more time … Read More

Wildlife Tourist Attractions to Avoid (and What to do Instead)

Wildlife tourist attractions to avoid, and alternative suggestions that don’t harm animals. Do you consider yourself to be an animal lover? Most people who frequent wildlife tourist attractions love animals. We want to see animals up close because we are fascinated by them. We admire them, or we think that they’re cute. However, many wildlife excursions, activities, and attractions cause … Read More

Iceland Whale Watching Tour with North Sailing Husavik

Husavik is one of the best places in Iceland to go whale watching. We were about halfway through our two-week journey around Iceland when we reached the sleepy town of Húsavík. Our primary reason for traveling to Husavik was to embark on a whale watching tour. Did you know that Iceland is one of the top 10 places in the … Read More

Montreal Cat Cafe – You’ve Gotta Visit Cafe Venosa

Why is Cafe Venosa my favorite Montreal cat cafe? It’s the first vegan cat cafe in North America! I always wanted to go to a cat cafe. In Montreal, the perfect opportunity came up. Justin and I were in the city for the Chinese lantern festival. In searching for a lunch spot the following day, I discovered a Montreal cat … Read More

Photo Essay: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Zodiac Boat Tour

Experience the stunning landscape of the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon on a Zodiac boat tour. Jökulsárlón is one of the greatest natural wonders of Iceland. You really can’t miss it, even from the road. As we approached Jokulsarlon on the Ring Road, we were immediately in awe of the massive icebergs floating down the glacial lake. These huge ice blocks break … Read More

Kenya Video Diary: My Volunteer Travel Experiences

While I’ve written fairly extensively about my volunteer trip to Kenya, sometimes pictures and video can tell a much better story. This is my Kenya video diary. It’s a collection of my experiences volunteering at Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy. I traveled to Kenya to help animals and see a small portion of this beautiful country. I recognize now, more than ever, … Read More

Searching for Lions: A Kenya Night Safari

SQQQQUUUUEEEEAAALLLLLL!!!!! It was one of those moments. The kind where you think to yourself, “I did not expect to end up here at the start of the day.” I had a lot of those moments in Kenya. And now, the screams of shrieking pigs were infiltrating my eardrums. We spent the afternoon at the Soysambu Conservancy Raptor Centre. Our small … Read More

My Near Death Experience in Kenya

An experience of a lifetime that nearly cost me my life. I was living and volunteering in the Great Rift Valley, the cradle of humankind. Though our species originated and evolved here, I was reminded that life is savage. Life is fragile. Life is wild. One of our duties at Soysambu Conservancy was to fix one of the hides. A … Read More

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