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The Importance of Play!

I was inspired to write this blog post while I was in Tulum, Mexico at the end of February with my partner, Mark and his family.

This was the first beach vacation EVER that I can remember where I wasn’t constantly worried about being close to a washroom! Yes, I miss being able to wear a bikini but the more […]

One Night in Bangkok

Bangkok was a bit of a culture shock from what i had been experiencing in China, amazing that can happen between two countries in south east Asia?! I arrived late and didn’t get dropped off by the taxi close to my hotel until 1:30am, prime party time on Khaosan Road! I had to walk a couple blocks with my […]

Xi’an and The Terracotta Warriors

Marc and I said goodbye to the rest of the IBD Adventures team and enjoyed an extra day in Beijing before heading the the train station for our overnight trip to Xi’an. We walked around the lake in the old part of town and were quite surprised to see people bathing in it? Seriously, it looked like they were […]

Beijing Night Market and The Forbidden City

Our last night in Beijing we went to the night market and watched Marc and Betty Anne munch on fried scorpions. The smell of this market was intense and I barely managed to keep down my dinner. There was an indescribable stench, I think it might be some kinda fermented tofu they eat. That along with the deep fried […]

Amazon to Andes

We left the jungle a three days ago and took a 10 hour bus ride to Cusco. It was incredible travelling up through the high Andean mountains, over 14 000ft in some places, passing llamas and tiny mountain villages. The amazing scenery almost made up for violent B movies in spanish and the fact that I was vomiting in […]

A Day in the Life…Jungle Life

Breakfast consists of a dry bun, fried egg and pureed papaya juice at 5:20am, and on boat with Ka and Astro by 6am. Slowly paddled to end of lake and saw: 2 caymens, toucans, what looked like a water snake, 6 otters with huge teeth, monkeys and to many different birds to list…this was all before 10am. Came back […]

Welcome to the Jungle

The last few days have been incredibly tiring and quite an adjustment. I left Vancouver early on the morning of Jan 9th, 4 flights and 27 hours later, I arrived in Puerto Maldonado, Peru. The heat and humidity here is intense but a welcome change from winter in Vancouver. I was very happy to be greeted at the airport […]

Burning Man 2012

At the end of August, I travelled down to Black Rock Desert in Nevada where the annual Burning Man Festival is held each year. This year my brother, Chris and I rented an RV and brought our dad along. For those of you who have no idea what Burning Man is, I will do my best to give you […]