Camping Griffon's pebble beach

Was Canadian Whisky Smuggled to Al Capone From Our Beach in l'Anse-au-Griffon?

Was Canadian whisky smuggled from our beach in l'Anse-au-Griffon to gangster Al Capone during the Prohibition? Local legend might be historical fact.

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More Street Art: Murals of Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres' inventive and talented street artists have been busy. Check out some more stunningly beautiful murals including new 3d effects and other tricks!

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Street Art: Murals of Isla Mujeres

One of Isla Mujeres island's many charms is that many of its buildings are covered by beautiful murals, and each street corner reveals new artistic vistas.

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Cenote Diving in the Yucatan

Cenotes are water-filled limestone caves that hold a special place in Mayan folklore - and are great fun to explore. I'm lucky to be on vacation in Mexico and jumped at the chance to see them above and below the water line.

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"Where Are They?" A New Estimate of Alien Civilizations Is Both Exciting and Scary

A new calculation estimates how many alien civilizations are out there - here's what the results mean for us.

Filed under Space.

Gaspesie Fall Colours

Gaspesie - Fall Colours

Gaspésie is a large peninsula in Eastern Quebec jutting out into the Gulf of St Lawrence, dramatically dominated by cliffs hills and mountains, criss-crossed with rivers and valleys, and bordered by the sea. What better time to visit it than the autumn?

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Crashed Ice Ottawa 2017

Velocity enthusiasts rocket themselves down an ice rollercoaster during the Red Bull Ice Cross Downhill World Championship in Ottawa.

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Ring of Kerry road with sheep in foreground

Wild Atlantic Way: Ring of Kerry, Skelligs, and Valentia Island

Explore the famous Ring of Kerry in south-west Ireland.

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Downtown Cardiff with castle in background

Betting Would Be Easy If You Knew The Future

In which a traveler from the not-so-distant future tells us a sports result.

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Onwards & Upwards, by Nicholas Kellett

Programmer. Traveler. Blogger. Space Cadet.

“Where Are They?” A New Estimate of Alien Civilizations Is Both Exciting and Scary

2017-03-24 | 0

“Where Are They?” A new calculation estimates how many alien civilizations are out there – here’s what the results mean for us.

Crashed Ice Ottawa 2017

2017-03-05 | 0

Velocity enthusiasts rocket themselves down an ice rollercoaster during the Red Bull Ice Cross Downhill World Championship in Ottawa.

King Canute and the Eternal Laws of Atmospheric Thermodynamics

2017-01-08 | 0

As we watch our fragile sea-barriers swamped by ceaseless and increasingly powerful waves, we must learn the limits of our power over nature.

Ottawa, prepare yourselves for liftoff!

2016-12-29 | 0

Ottawa, prepare yourselves for liftoff! NASA International #SpaceApps Challenge hits town.

Astrophotography, Take 2

2016-10-12 | 0

An early morning hike up a cliff is a (steep) price to pay to photograph the night sky.

Sony DSL A35 with Rokinon 14mm lens and Vello intervalometer

Astrophotography, Take 1

2016-10-05 | 5

My first steps into a new hobby, taking pictures of the night sky.

Downtown Cardiff with castle in background

Betting Would Be Easy If You Knew The Future

2016-09-29 | 1

In which a traveler from the not-so-distant future tells us a sports result.

Connemara skyline

Wild Atlantic Way: Connemara and the Sky Road

2016-09-21 | 0

Wild Atlantic Way: The spectacular Connemara region has a tremendous bleak beauty that leaves a real impression.

Ring of Kerry road with sheep in foreground

Wild Atlantic Way: Ring of Kerry, Skelligs, and Valentia Island

2016-09-21 | 0

Exploring the famous Ring of Kerry in south-west Ireland.

A castle in the nearby national park

Lakes of Killarney

2016-09-16 | 2

Killarney Lakes area is more than just a great base to explore some of Ireland’s more famous scenery – it is a wonderful vacation spot of its own.

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