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Life behind bars – Part 2: Four corners of the Haida Gwaii by bicycle.

(continued from Part 1: Solo in the Canadian Rockies)

The Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands) is remote set of islands off the northwest coast of British Columbia.  As is a region that I’d been intending to visit for ages, the difficulty in getting there made it elusive despite many years of good intentions, but as they say: good things come to those who wait.  This whole bicycle tour arose around the idea of exploring the ancient forests…

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  • Daniel C. CrumpJuly 12, 2016 - 10:15 am

    Amazing!! This causes the smouldering ember of wanderlust inside me to glow a little brighter and burn a little hotter.ReplyCancel

  • Andrew DaltonDecember 11, 2016 - 8:11 pm

    really enjoyed reading this my friend!ReplyCancel

    • DavidDecember 12, 2016 - 9:05 am

      Thanks Andrew – for the comment and help building up my bike! The last one section of the trip is on the way to being published soon, I just need to find the time. ??ReplyCancel

  • JustineJune 6, 2018 - 12:06 am

    Hi there, gorgeous photos! we’re heading to Haida Gwaii on bikes this summer and hoping to get a few more details on your routes and road conditions. If you’re willing, you can email me jeclift at gmail dot comReplyCancel

#ExploreMB Book – now available.

About a month ago, I was contacted by Travel Manitoba to be part of a book they were putting together to highlight truly Manitoba moments.  My contribution: Folk Fest memories!

Last week, I was pleasantly surprised to find a copy in my mailbox – the final product looks great and I’m happy to see so many friends’ work featured as well!  Flipping through it on this dreary December day, I am reminded of all the warm moments that this province has to offer.  Though…

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A glimpse of New York City

This is New York, or at least a glimpse of it.  In a city this dense, it feels that one might never explore all of her nooks and crannies, so here I’ll focus on the city itself.  A post on the culture of food and drink will be saved for another time on Liquid Meets Solid.…

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  • KareniaJuly 23, 2014 - 7:21 am

    Interesting photo essay… it does seem like a place that would overwhelm. My favourite image (although one of the simpler ones) was the fish sign with the real fish overlayed.ReplyCancel

  • Sheldon EmberlyAugust 4, 2014 - 1:43 pm

    I really need to get to NYC sometime! Awesome blog David! Love the cityscapes made as night was falling!ReplyCancel

Tana Toraja: Journey to the afterlife

In Indonesia’s Tana Toraja, it is traditionally believed that death is not a sudden, dreaded event, but a gradual process toward Puya, the land of souls or afterlife. When a death occurs, the community comes together at the sound of a gong to do what they can to guide the deceased to their ancestors in the afterlife, which is said to lie to the south of the homeland. Oft times, the funeral does not happen until months after the death as the family waits for all the relatives…

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  • MariekeJanuary 15, 2013 - 1:24 pm

    Hi David,
    Beautiful! Brings back warm memories! How are.you? All the best! MariekeReplyCancel

  • DavidJanuary 15, 2013 - 3:58 pm

    I’m glad! I am well – I’ll send you an e-mail with an update soon instead of doing it on here, but suffice to say it’s nice to hear from you. 🙂ReplyCancel

Wild Churchill

When traveling around the world, people always question you about your home country.  I have seen a lot of amazing things in Canada but it is a huge country and there is still so much for me to experience here.  So, when posed with these questions, it really got me thinking about how I should see more of Canada and shifted my travel focus nearer to home.

When the opportunity came up to hop on a plane and travel 1100 km north of Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada,…

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  • AnnyFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:04 pm

    These are amazing, David!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney JonesFebruary 26, 2012 - 7:22 pm

    Truly stunning photos! Love them! May want to buy a print or two! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • DavidApril 15, 2012 - 7:46 pm

    Thanks for the comments Anny and Courtney!

    Courtney: Let me know when you are looking for something to decorate your walls. I’m in the process of developing my archival process for mounting prints for a gallery. So far, I’m am VERY happy with the results I’ve been able to achieve (which is saying a lot as I am my own worst critic!).ReplyCancel

  • AdrienneFebruary 7, 2017 - 10:46 am

    These are stunning! Especially love the ones of the foxes 🙂ReplyCancel

airbnb

Has anyone tried this new airbnb thing? People rent out there rooms to travellers passing through. Seems to be much cheaper and more authentic than hotels, and a bit more comfortable than some CouchSurfing situations might leave you. I’m going to be spending some time in Vancouver in a couple months doing a yoga teacher training and I think I’m going to try this out.  Just signed up for my account – link me up!

This link will get you $25 off your first stay:
http://www.airbnb.com/tell-a-friend?airef=12avfz53f27zz5

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