Seal Watching in Iceland – Hvammstangi and Vatnsnes Peninsula

Seal watching in Iceland at the country’s largest seal colony. The northwestern town of Hvammstangi is the perfect place to spend the day when you’re driving around the Ring Road of Iceland. The town is located just off Route 1, and it’s nestled right between Akureyri (Iceland’s northern capital) and Reykjavik. It’s also a great stopping point between Akureyri and … Read More

Visiting the Elephant Orphanage Nairobi, Kenya

Watch baby elephants and support a great cause at the Elephant Orphanage Nairobi. When I traveled to Kenya, I volunteered at a wildlife conservancy. One of my duties was participating in anti-poaching efforts at the preserve. While I didn’t see or confront any animal poachers, there was so much evidence of poaching in Kenya. We manually removed hundreds of wire … Read More

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

Top 6 Things to Do in Myvatn Iceland

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It’s possible to see many highlights of the Lake Myvatn area in one day. On our two week road trip, we spent a day and a half in the Myvatn region of northern Iceland. After stopping in the bohemian village of Seydisfjordur, Justin and I drove to Skutustadir Farm Guesthouse, our home for two evenings. We prepared a meal and … Read More

Dundas Valley Conservation Area Fall Hiking and Photography

One of my favourite places to hike in the world is right in my hometown of Dundas, Ontario. I have such fond memories of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area. Growing up, these trails were my favourite walking paths, biking trails, and places to spend time with family and friends. Naturally, the best time of year to visit is the fall.  … Read More

Regenerate Food Festival – Supporting the Local Food Movement

The Regenerate Food Festival encouraged thoughtful conversation about the state of our food system. In Canada, we are mostly disconnected from our food system. Food lines the shelves of huge grocery stores and we buy it, without giving a second thought as to where it comes from. There are grapes from California, kiwis from Italy, and avocados from Israel. There … Read More

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