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Oakledge Park

We stumbled on this park by accident. And, I’ll say that it’s a rather confusing place. There are plenty of…

I got lost on one of the easiest trails on the West Island

Saturday morning’s run was back on Île Bizard. I wanted to see the rest of the trail that we started…

Hiking on Montréal’s West Island: Île Bizard

Here’s a term to remember: the Hochelaga Archipelago (archipel d’Hochelaga). This is where a group of islands that formed at…

Kayaking in Naples

Five years ago when I first visited Naples, I don’t remember Kayaks on the Water being on Alamitos Bay. Instead…

LA Night Hikes

One of the barriers to me hiking or running after work is the lack of light… the other is lack…

Reflecting with the Dogs

Hollywood is sensory overstimulation… all the time… everywhere. There is constant traffic, constant people, constant bright lights, and information flying…

Bogota by Bike

As I sat in a little shop on a cobblestone street in Bogotá, talking to people in a mix of…

Angel Island

Angel Island is one of the three islands charted by Juan de Ayala when he first entered the San Francisco…

Sonoma Canopy Tours (a.k.a. Ziplining)

For this episode of the Daring Adventures summer theme, little Miss La Niña chose ziplining. There’s no need to fuss…

Windy Hill, Portola Valley

I’ve been really bad at posting lately. I know. When la Niña’s Synchronized Swimming and Irish Dance ended I lost…

Pulgas Ridge Preserve

Pulgas Ridge Open Space is my new favourite run. I originally shied away from these trails because of frequent mountain…

Alviso Marina County Park

The one great thing about the time change is it means there is more light in the evenings… which means…

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