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.

Filed under Travel.

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.

Filed under Scuba Diving.

"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.

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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Onwards & Upwards, by Nicholas Kellett

Programmer. Traveler. Blogger. Space Cadet.

Mars

“Making Space Happen”: Journey to Mars on SlideShare

2015-09-08 | 0

Onwards and Upwards – "Making Space Happen": Journey to Mars from Deploy Software Solutions ("Deploy Solutions")

Bytown By Biplane

2015-08-31 | 1

Every day above Ottawa a biplane loops, slides and slips the summer skies.
What better way to see the city?

One Small Step, Of Many

2015-07-20 | 0

NASA’s accomplishments are a humbling and inspiring reminder to aim high.

Good Morning, Pluto!

2015-07-14 | 1

Something incredible is five billion kilometers away from Earth, and today the waiting ends!

Trip Review: Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort

2015-06-22 | 4

Get pampered at a posh family-friendly resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

Deer in Gatineau Park

Running Zen: Doe in Gatineau Park

2015-06-15 | 0

Saw this female deer tonight while running in Gatineau Park, Quebec at sunset. Always a thrill to see wildlife so close to the heart of downtown…

Pilae and Rosetta Mission

Philae Lander Wakes Up From Nap

2015-06-14 | 1

Philae Lander wakes up on comet: “How long have I been asleep?”

SpaceShipTwo

A Tragic Week for Commercial Spaceflight

2014-11-01 | 2

A tragic week for Commercial Spaceflight has ended with the explosion of the Antares rocket and now Virgin Galactic’s fatal disaster

Uncrewed Antares Rocket Explodes Upon Launch

2014-10-28 | 1

Dramatic explosion shows that the dangers of space flight are very real.

Gaspesie Fall Colours

Gaspesie – Fall Colours

2014-10-15 | 3

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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