First Descent of the Moa River (almost…)

Sierra Leone | At the Sierra Leone border I am offered the opportunity to meet with someone who could sell me diamonds.    Later, fresh coconuts are for sale on the roadside.  … Continue reading

Wandering West Africa

Guinea-Bissau | Senegal | Guinea | There’s something deeply satisfying about the path to your hotel room being a beach. You begin to forget your shoes, and sometimes your clothes, and wander around… Continue reading

Planes, Boats and Automobiles

The Gambia | Senegal | Guinea-Bissau | Just before Christmas, my friend Amee flew in to meet me and we enjoyed two last days at the wonderful Sandele Eco-Retreat in The Gambia before… Continue reading

Greetings from the Gambia

The Gambia | So just where exactly is The Gambia you ask? Well, it’s the smallest country in mainland Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean in West Africa and otherwise completely surrounded by Senegal.… Continue reading

The Gang Together in the Gulf

Dubai | Oman | London | Late October saw me on a plane to Dubai for a mini-reunion with great ex-Toronto friends affectionately known as “The Gang”.  Germans Dani and Robert had moved… Continue reading

Pools, Professors and Pavlovas

Sicily | Washington DC | Lake District, UK | October starts on the island of Sicily at Al Plemmirio – a huge seaside villa near Siracusa, named to Conde Nast’s “Best Beach Villas… Continue reading

Street Food and Monk Volleyball

India | Bhutan | I started my latest adventure in Delhi visiting my old school friend Robyn and her husband Keir and their daughter Zoe.    While I did take time to see the… Continue reading