Admiral, there be whales here!

The coastal region of the Pacific Northwest’s Olympic National Park is known for its rich marine mammal population, with Orca’s, harbor porpoises and migrating grey whales commonly sighted at different times during the year. Its rugged and wild coastline provides a uniquely rich habitat for other species of marine life too, including the spectacular star […]

Oh Yeah!

2015 is an exciting year for all those of us over 30s who recall spending many hours during the long school holidays watching our favourite classic 80’s adventure movies on fuzzy, poor quality VHS copies (whether bought or recorded off the limited 4 channel telly).  There are a number of high profile anniversaries this year, […]

Geology Rocks! Racetrack Revelations

We arrived at Death Valley all set up to solve the mystery of the Racetrack Playa’s incredible sailing stones.  But things don’t always turn out the way you expect them to… This remote, dry-mud area of one of America’s youngest national parks is strewn with small rocks and larger boulders of dolomite, all of which have […]

Independence Day 2014 – “Here Men From The Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We Came in Peace For All Mankind.”

  As I may have mentioned on a number of occasions, the American Independence Day holiday is one of my favourites. It is a party planner’s dream: highly flexible, fun and always colourful.  To date, we have had a Luau, a Star spangled Captain America homage, and an outing to Amity Island.   So what […]