Living by Experience - Travel and Photography Lifestyle Magazine
Meet the Spirit Bear – the rare blonde black bear of Canada’s west coast
It may look like a polar bear that got a little lost and wandered too far south - but...
Exploring Canada by motorcycle
This is how I collected the photographs for my book A View to Take Home.
My ode to Canada, for cage free humans everywhere
It all began in 2008, I was 26 at the time. Young, green, and very naive. I knew I...
Travel Hacking Ski Resorts – How To Get The Most Out Of Your Ski Pass This Upcoming Season

I just bought my ski pass for the upcoming season. With local season passes and even “discount” cards becoming increasingly more expensive my travel hacking mind kicked in. The goal? Optimize the amount of ski days for as little money per day as possible.

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New Wild Life Photography Gallery

Life is much more beautiful to me when looking through the camera lens.
Explore the new Wild Life prints for sale in my online gallery.

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Tips to take better travel photographs
Full disclosure: I’m a professional fine art photographer, so I’m a bit opinionated when it comes to taking pictures, in particular travel photography. There are plenty of, sometimes useful, books already written that attempt to help you get the most out of your camera and take the best travel... Read more
Visiting Western Canada? Don’t Miss Off-The-Beaten-Path Kananaskis
Most visitors to Western Canada start their journey either in Vancouver or Calgary. Those starting in Calgary, typically head straight for Banff National Park. After sleeping off the jetlag in one of Calgary’s Airport hotels (see this post for some suggestions) it’s time to pick up the rental car... Read more
Reflections: Dealing with issues through traveling
No matter how many material possessions, circumstances, friends or family I left behind temporarily or permanently, I always ended up taking the one thing with me that I could not leave behind: myself. One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more. (Thomas Jefferson) When I need a... Read more
Traveling to Western Canada? Don’t Miss Some Of Alberta’s Most Charming Inns and Hotels
Canada is a very popular tourist country with a great environment, wonderful people and certainly enough room for everyone. If you decide to head west, and spend time exploring Alberta, you’ll find beautiful landscapes and peaceful surroundings everywhere you go! Western Canada inspired my photography career, as well as... Read more
Why I Voluntarily Opted To Spend The Night At The Airport
Have you ever booked a flight early in the morning? I do this all the time. When I get to my destination, I have at least some of the day left to get settled in and explore. And, I get a bonus vacation day added to my trip for... Read more
Do NOT Quit Your Job And Travel The World
Have you ever heard anyone say quit your job to go travel the world? I’m here to tell you the exact opposite. Don’t do it. Don’t quit your job to travel the world. If you hate your job, sure enough, quit your job. If you want to travel –... Read more
Dealing with death while abroad

I knew that eventually I too would get that dreaded phone call from the old homeland informing me a family member had passed away, or is about to.

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Living in Canada? Tired of International Shipping Fees?

Living in Canada, I’m frustrated with the high cost of shipping my online purchases to my home. Likelihood of getting a free book AND free shipping? Honestly, slim to none. I’m sorry to limit your options, but take your pick. If you want me to pay for both your book and your international shipping cost, you might need a reality check. But if you’re like me, and fed up with shipping fees, have a read through the below.

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