Monday, May 31, 2010

Photo of the Day: May 31, 2010

May 31, 2010
Originally uploaded by borderfilms (Doug).

Crab remnants collected from the beach at Blind Bay, NS. Not enough for dinner, unfortunately.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Photo of the Day: May 30, 2010

May 30, 2010
Originally uploaded by borderfilms (Doug).

Back from Nova Scotia -- from a seaside BBQ to snow in Edmonton. Today's photo of the day shows the installation of a private dock at Blind Bay, NS. Just in time for summer!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Hot and Fresh Wanderism

When travelling in West Africa, I noticed a peculiar thing – Western tourists snubbed me.

The whole story is on -- Click HERE.

Photo of the Day: May 28, 2010

May 28, 2010
Originally uploaded by borderfilms (Doug).

An iconic Canadian image: Peggy's Cove, NS.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Photo of the Day: May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010
Originally uploaded by borderfilms (Doug).

Is the universe telling me something? As seen at the Seaforth Community Hall in Seaforth, Nova Scotia.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Living on Guatemala Time

My story on living in San Pedro. Originally for the Chicago Tribune.

I’m in a small water taxi — a lancha — bouncing across Lake Atitlan in the highlands of southwestern Guatemala. Surrounded by Maya women wearing traditional colorful skirts and blouses, I do my best to blend in with the bicycles, sugar cane, bags of potatoes, and appliances. The women giggle at my flowery shirt and embarrassingly white legs. I smile back; happy to be returning to what I think is one of the most beautiful and affordable places in Central America. [the rest of the story]

May 8, 2010

May 8, 2010
Originally uploaded by borderfilms (Doug).

Bar cock in Santa Elena (Peten), Guatemala.

Friday, May 07, 2010

May 7, 2010

May 7, 2010
Originally uploaded by borderfilms (Doug).

The Backi Breg, Yugoslavia - Hercegszanto, Hungary border crossing point in 2002. This is now a Serbia - Hungary crossing.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Me on Wanderism

Travel is like school. You go every day, never knowing what to expect or what you’ll learn. I like that.

But travel is an addiction. The more you do, the more you feel like you haven’t done enough. I’ve been in over 50 countries and I still feel like I haven’t scratched the surface.

North Americans are born travelers. We live in a land where destinations are separated by vast distances. We all have memories of very long drives in very cramped cars. I suppose those family trips of my youth are what whetted my wanderlust.

It wasn’t until I was in my 30s that I actually left the confines of North America. My first trip to Europe came out of the blue, really. I, along with three good friends, decided it would be a swell idea to pack up our mountain bikes, fly to Portugal and cycle to Spain.

Despite a lack of planning and training, this trip remains my favorite. It captured the essence, the spirit, the wonder of travel.

I make my living telling stories. On radio. On TV. In print. I’ve been lucky enough to combine my love of travel with my passion for storytelling. And that has led me down a long and winding road to Wanderism – a destination for those who feel the need to wander our planet and learn.

As Calvin once said to Hobbes, “Let’s go exploring!”


[ Explore ]

May 1, 2010

May 1, 2010
Originally uploaded by borderfilms (Doug).

Photo of the Day: Old skool May Day at Chernobyl in Pripyat, Ukraine.