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Chain Lakes Loop: Mt. Baker 

In your honour as a naturalist, writer and social disrupter, we wish to dedicate this post to your memory… Happy Birthday Henry David Thoreau. WORDS TO LIVE BY: I went to the woods because I [...]


by  ARAYA ADVENTURES Vancouver Island based, wildly adventurous, free spirited family of four 7 weeks after arriving home from our adventures in Chile we’re getting ready to pack up our bags for [...]

On the Road Recap Gallery

 “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, [...]

Lush Summer, Simply.

  Sometimes it really is just this simple. Clean ingredients, lovely community gathering, bright, fresh colours, take it in. To round out this beautiful succulent experience, let me introduce..  [...]

Be Still

There is something about man’s search for stillness. It’s a desire that is close to my heart – often. I am an introvert AND a youth minister. I am an introvert and a person that [...]


From Hemingway to Redford to the Disney classic ‘The Lion King’… the African Serengeti is a land that has awed and inspired many by its sheer beauty and natural splendour.  It rattled literary [...]


Some time ago during Mandela’s administration,  the IMF was staging a large, international event in Johannesburg, S. Africa. Many countries were invited to take part and challenged to create a [...]

Oh Captain, My Captain

Today is the day, the day that has pulled me to Africa. For six months I had been preparing to hike in South America, that was my travel direction; that was to say until late one evening about six [...]


  The dawn is breaking A light shining through You’re barely waking And I’m tangled up in you Yeah When Henry David Thoreau declared “We need the tonic of wildness”, he was [...]