I’m the first to admit I’ve little clue about mountain biking. Collecting my swanky new bike (a Specialized Camber 29er for those who care about such details) a week before signing up for the three day Sani2c stage race in South Africa and six weeks before confronting our first mountain, … Continue reading
On a bad day the Atlantic Ocean can be a miserable place. Resilient coastal dwelling Nova Scotian’s know it well, embracing their Atlantic shore when the weather’s good, bunkering down indoors when it’s not. Her jagged coastline, unpredictable weather and proximity to busy shipping … Continue reading
There is something wild and exotic about hopping on a private jet and being whisked away to a far-flung South Pacific island. Particularly so when your destination is a Fijian island retreat regularly cited as one of the 100 most beautiful hotels and resorts in the world. But what exactly defines … Continue reading
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Risking wrinkled skin as well as the wrath of the protocol Gods, Fiona Harper spends 24 hours in the thermal hot springs and onsen of Tohoku region in Japan. Crunching through virginal snow on an early morning hike, I had woken to one of those 'first snow' magical mountain mornings. … Continue reading