I have to admit that I have a thing for snow-capped mountains – the sight of which brings tears to my eyes. 2014 was the year I saw a lot of mountains. It was the year I did Tour du Mont Blanc, hiking through the Alps across France, Italy and Switzerland.
Continue reading “A Walk in the Swiss Alps”
When I committed to spending a night at the Ice Hotel in Quebec, Canada, I pictured a cozy well-lit room with warm beds and a fireplace.
Continue reading “Ice Hotel, Quebec Canada”
According to US National Park Service, there are over 2000 natural arches in Arches National Park. Although one can make it a mission to cover as many arches as possible in one day, our time in the park was cut short by a road closure.
So after a rewarding morning hike to the iconic Delicate Arch, we hopped back into the car and followed the road to Devil’s Garden Trailhead. Continue reading “Arches National Park – More Arches”
If we were to do Zion National Park all over again, we would hike the Angels Landing first thing in the morning, when the air’s cool and our energy level high.
This we did at Arches National Park. Continue reading “Arches National Park – Delicate Arch”
If you have just one day to kill in Zion National Park, what would you do? Continue reading “Zion National Park in a Day”
The third day of our Lords of the Arctic program, we went back on wheels.
In merely two days, more bears had arrived in the area. Continue reading “Lords of the Arctic – Day 3”
After a productive morning with ample bear sightings, we stopped by the bay for a quick picnic lunch.
Outside, the temperature was -17°C . Continue reading “Lords of the Arctic”
We’ve been out on the tundra for almost an hour…
So far no bears… Continue reading “Did I See a Polar Bear?”
It was once again 23:00 Greenland time
we were out on the water Continue reading “Midnight Kayak”
I woke up at four in the morning, lying in bed listening to the sound of my surroundings. At first, it was total silence – then birds chirping, gentle waves brushing the shore, and…glacier rumbling in the distance…
Was there another calving? I got up and rushed to the window… Continue reading “Hike to the Delta”