Flightseeing over the Tantalus Mountains

The self-proclaimed “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada,” the town of Squamish, British Columbia – located approximately halfway between Vancouver and Whistler – has just about everything any lover of adventure and the great outdoors could possibly want. During a four-night stay last summer, I had time to for a diverse array of activities, from hiking the Read More …

Golden Cliffs of Damaraland

Damaraland, Namibia, is a subtly magical place. Vast and often barren, it’s also full of unexpected surprises, from hidden waterholes where desert-adapted elephants come to drink, to dramatic changes in landscape that appear almost without warning. One such surprise was Damaraland Adventurer Camp, probably my favorite of the camps we stayed at during my five-day safari to Etosha Read More …

At the Edge of the Earth at Cape Horn

Few places are as lonely as Cape Horn at the southern tip of South America. This isolated headland on Hornos Island marks the northern edge of the Drake Passage, a treacherous body of water that was the bane of many a ship before the construction of the Panama Canal. “Rounding the Horn” meant battling strong Read More …

Sheep in New Zealand’s Southern Alps

New Zealand is well known for having more sheep than people; the ratio currently stands at a little over seven sheep for every one of the country’s 4.42 million people. Although the sheep-to-humans ratio has declined dramatically in recent decades, the animals are still a common part of New Zealand’s pastoral landscapes. I took this Read More …