Monthly Archives: October 2012

Photo Essay : Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

Posted by on October 25, 2012

This summer I had the pleasure of visiting Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. Previously known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, Haida Gwaii is an archapelego of islands off the northern coast of British Columbia and south of the Alaskan Panhandle. Haida Gwaii means “islands of the people” in the native Haida language.

The premier attraction in Haida Gwaii is Gwaii Haanas National Park. It is a very remote and difficult to access are with few overland options for entering the park available. I explored the park on a 4-day zodiac trip with local tour operator, Morseby Explorers.

Haida Gwaii is one of the most wonderful, yet least known places in North America. If you are ever exploring Northern British Columbia, you should be a part of your itinerary.


Monday Travel Update – Bangkok Homestretch Edition

Posted by on October 22, 2012

I’m now three weeks into my stay in Bangkok and I am starting to get antsy again. Coming here was a good idea and I’m glad I was able to take the time to rest and relax, however there is a limit to how long I can stay in one place. I think one month is approaching that limit.

Since I’ve arrived in Bangkok I’ve managed to meet with several readers and other travel people who have been in town. I’ve probably had dinner or drinks with a dozen people in the last three weeks. Last Friday I met Chris Drucker and Dan Andrews in person for the first time. I’ve talked to both of them online previously, but it is always nice to meet people in person. Dan was running an event here in Bangkok that I learned about last week and I was invited to their opening reception. (more…)