Scott Whittle: Photo-birder

Scott Whittle, photo-birder supreme. My Introduction to Photo-birding In early June, Denise Ippolito and I visited Trinidad and Tobago thanks to the generosity of the folks at Caligo Ventures.  On the trip we met a young man named Scott Whittle. Scott was very personable and obviously a skilled birder. Never without his binoculars. But strangely […]


Chamonix Events

This weekend marks a special tradition in Chamonix – La Fête des Guides. This annual event honours the men and women who have made the mountains their life and their livelihood; the mountain guides who keep thousands of people safe every year, whether they’re climbing Mont Blanc in summer or skiing the Vallee Blanche in […]



The Caribbean region may be noted for gorgeous beaches and a slow-paced lifestyle, but it’s food that really defines the culture. Nothing illustrates the signature Caribbean mix of cultural influences like the cheap and tasty morsels sold on street corners, at outdoor markets and at roadside stands. Popular street treats like savoury Trinidadian doubles dripping […]


Bikini-clad ‘female Indiana Jones’ becomes the first person to surf around a volcano.

Stunning photographs and a video show bikini-clad adventurer Alison Teal hot-surfing around an erupting volcano paddling just a few feet from flowing lava.  The 30-year-old explorer became the first person ever to complete such a task, riding her pink surfboard close to the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. Teal, known as the ‘female Indiana Jones’, travels around […]