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What’s it like to cruise the Rhine on Viking?

June 15, 2017 | | 2 Comments

I contacted Viking last fall to suggest I would be interested in participating in a cruise in order to create a video review of the cruise, and of a camera while on the cruise. After some negotiation, in May we … Read More

DJI Phantom 4 hands on review – Newfoundland in 4K

September 27, 2016 | | 2 Comments

A flurry of drone announcements threatens to diminish interest in the DJI Phantom 4. It remains to be seen whether they can compete on quality and stability – but they certainly set a new price point. One of the advantages … Read More

Nikon D500 hands on review in 4K (in Paris)

September 21, 2016 |

It’s always pleasant to be able to coordinate a vacation with a camera loan – and taking the Nikon D500 to Paris enabled me to give it a good workout. This review is in 4K

We rented … Read More

Montréal’s Go Vélo Bike Festival

June 29, 2016 |

For the last few years I’ve received an invitation from Vélo Québec to come to Montréal for the Go Vélo Festival. This year I was able to accept and travelled to Montréal as their guest.

Vélo Québec provided a … Read More

Olympus TG-4 Five Best Vacation Features Review

March 29, 2016 | | 2 Comments

Although the Olympus TG-4 has been around for a while, the opportunity to take it to Mexico, and be a little less worried about where I went with a camera appealed to me.

Here’s a link to check current … Read More

Sony A7S-2 Review

February 9, 2016 |

I was eagerly anticipating my ability to borrow the Sony A7S-2 for review, and it luckily coincided with a winter holiday trip to the Dominican Republic.

Here’s a link to check the price at B&H Alpha a7S II Mirrorless … Read More

Cycling the Danube

March 5, 2015 | | 2 Comments

There are many kinds of cycling trips. You may wish to follow in the spandex clad trails of the Tour de France, or opt for a fully catered five-star guided tour. That is not how my partner Kim and I … Read More

Ottawa’s Tulip Festival 2014

May 20, 2014 | | 2 Comments

To thank Canada for liberating the Netherlands during the Second World War, the Dutch send tulips to Ottawa, the home of Queen Juliana during the war.

The tulip festival website has the details.


I was born in … Read More

Ek Balam Cycling Trip

May 2, 2014 | | One Comment

While vacationing in Playa Mujeres (just north of Cancun) during March Break, we took the opportunity for another trip organized by Elite Cyclery.


It was a scenic but long three-hour drive to Ek Balam from Playa Mujeres, just … Read More

Still Bend: Frank Lloyd Wright’s House for Bernard Schwartz

February 9, 2014 | | 2 Comments

There are a few houses architected and built by Frank Lloyd Wright that can be rented. We stayed at one in October, 2013.

Architecture is not just about design aesthetics, but also about the practical details that transform a … Read More