The surfer town of Byron Bay, Australia

I returned to Australia for a 12 day trip in July 2019, anchoring out of Brisbane. The highlight of this trip was a 3 day visit to the surfer town of Byron Bay, just 93 kilometres south of the Gold Coast. Byron Bay, a population of about 10,000 is situated near Australia’s most easterly point […]

The majestic Banff & Jasper National Parks

In mid September, 2020, I ventured from my home in Vancouver, B.C., on a 10 day camper van road trip and headed points north to escape the smoke from forest fires in adjacent U.S. states. It wasn’t an easy escape, the smoke was still pretty thick when I overnighted in Glacier National Park. The smoke […]

Camping in E.C. Manning Park, B.C.

With COVID-19 restrictions my travels abroad came to an abrupt halt since March 2020. The silver lining, however, was that exploring my “own backyard” here in the province of British Columbia (B.C.) was an exciting new lure since June 1st, 2020 when the provincial health authorities allowed resident-only camping in the parks. I scouted Manning […]

Temples of Thailand

Throughout my 11 day trip to Thailand in January 2020 I was was never really far from among the country’s over 41,000 Buddhist temples (Wat is the Thai word for temple). Clearly, I could not visit them all, haha. For some temples, I went out of my way to visit them, but in most cases, […]

Whale watching and sunsets in Tofino

I was pretty fortunate to have a cloudless four day camping weekend in Tofino, British Columbia, in mid March, 2020. Tofino is a small community on the West-side of Vancouver Island and is known for its spectacular scenery and amazing outdoor experiences. During my short stay I took in some surfing photography, whale watching, and […]

Surfin’ Long Beach in Tofino

A highlight of my van camping trip in March, 2020, to Tofino on the West-side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC), was Long Beach within Pacific Rim National Park.  It’s considered a bit of a surfers paradise (albeit cold at 7 to 16 degrees Celsius) producing waves for stoked beginners and seasoned pros.   During the […]

Out and about in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand, is a hive of activity throughout the day and night, lots of sights, sounds and smells to keep one amused.  Below are some Bangkok photos taken during my January 2020 trip.  The lion’s share of photos are food related, after all, Bangkok, is known over the world for its street eats. Silom district […]