Mont Tremblant

Mont Tremblant

Mont Tremblant, the highest peak in the Laurentians, received its name from an Algonquin Indian legend in which the angry god Manitou gave the mountain a good shake whenever humans disturbed nature in any way. I don't see why anyone would ever tamper with Tremblant's beautiful surroundings; from the crisp pine trees and piles of fresh [...]

Pura Vida

Pura Vida

Having lived away from Canada's brutally cold winters for a few years, I had almost forgotten the necessity (I use that term loosely) of escaping to a warmer climate. If only for a few days, a spot a sun can do wonders for your mental health. My family doesn't usually head south during the winter [...]

Water, please!

Water, please!

After taking a dip in the healing plunge pools, Natalie and I were discussing how much we'd kill for a coconut water. As if he'd hear us all along, an unassuming young man sauntered over with a mesh bag full of coconuts. After offering us a drink, he proceeded to carve out the tops. It [...]

Global Friends, Part I: SASKATCHEWAN

Global Friends, Part I: SASKATCHEWAN

The Regina "International" Airport: Where it all began. On December 29th, my first-ever New Zealand visitor set foot in SASKATCHEWAN. Yes, Nick and I have had friends visit us in Toronto. Having someone pop by your chic downtown apartment in Canada's biggest metropolis cannot compare to the enormity of having your friend from across the [...]