Welcome to Ethiopia – The First Week in Addis Ababa

Flying into Addis Ababa, I was full of excitement at the prospect of starting my approximately 6 month position volunteering as a health education and communications adviser for the government reproductive, maternal and child health program. I was carrying more … Continue reading

Part 3 – Kayaking in the Broken Group – Video

Part 3 of 3: Barkley Sound, the last and final part of our wonderful August 2015 paddling on the west coast of Vancouver Island. For this part, we left Ucluelet and made an approximate 12km open crossing to the Broken … Continue reading

Part 2 – Kayaking from Hot Springs Cove to Ucluelet

Part 2 of 3: This part details the 90km plus journey from the Northern end of Flores Island (where part 1 leaves you) all the way south to Ucluelet. It was an exciting and beautiful portion and the part we … Continue reading

Part 1 – Kayaking from Tofino to Hot Springs Cove – Video

The first of three parts of our recent month long kayaking journey on the west coast of Vancouver Island. In this part, we paddled from Tofino north to Hot Springs Cove via the inside passages on Vargas and Flores Islands … Continue reading

Yes to camping!

This past weekend, four friends went up to Harrison Lake, up the East Harrison Forest Service Road, to go camping. There is something so natural and liberating with being outdoors and hanging out by a campfire. We went to a … Continue reading

Our whole cycling trip in one song

The video is to the song  “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony. Love it or hate it, this song followed us around throughout Latin America and we heard it everywhere. As time passed and we learned more Spanish, the lyrics started to … Continue reading

Coming Full Circle – The final days on our bikes

After landing in LA, we slowly cleared immigration then jumped on our bikes and rode. We had a 50km ride through LA from the cruise ship port to the Amtrak station downtown. It was about 10km to Long Beach where … Continue reading