Hiking “The Raad ny Foillan”

I took a little jaunt around The Raad ny Foillan (Manx Gaelic for “The Way of the Gull”) on The Isle of Man.  This coastal route is a 160 km hike around the circumference of an entire nation!  A must do if you enjoy hiking, spectacular scenery and the water. […]

Hiking Kjeragbolten & Preikestolen

Kjeragbolten As you can tell from the main picture, I made it, but I couldn’t stand up.  I was too scared.  Petrified.  My legs were shaking too much to even attempt to stand.  I thought I was going to fall 984 metres in slow motion to my death.  The slightest […]

To The Roof Of Africa! Mount Kilimanjaro!

Mount Kilimanjaro!  Doesn’t it sound romantic?  Have you seen the pictures of the glaciers at the top?  Did Hemingway intrigue you when he wrote of leopards frozen in the snow?  Did you see the handsome Gregory Peck in The Snows of Kilimanjaro which was based on Hemingway’s story?  Kilimanjaro is […]

Hiking The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

One of the highlights of my life has been from the Sun Gate, watching the sun rise over Machu Picchu.  Extraordinary. My very first multi-day hiking trip was to Peru and I learned a lot and had a truly memorable experience.  See 5 Hiking Lessons Learned The Hard Way – […]

Team Diabetes ~ Conquer the Crater Hike

I was privileged to travel to Reykjavik in August of 2013 with Canada’s Team Diabetes to participate in the Conquer the Crater Hike.  It followed the (Fimmvörðuháls) 5 Cairns Pass Trail which ends between two volcanoes, (Eyjafjallajökull [E-15] and Mýrdalsjökull).  The 2010 volcanic eruption created two new craters named Magni […]