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.

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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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Onwards & Upwards, by Nicholas Kellett

Programmer. Traveler. Blogger. Space Cadet.

Top 10 Reasons Yucatán Peninsula Rocks

2014-01-03 | 0

Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is an amazing place to explore! Here are my top ten reasons why it should be on any traveler’s “must visit” list of world destinations.

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Happy New Year!

2014-01-01 | 0

Happy New Year 2014

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“Making Space Happen”: The Ansari X PRIZE

2013-12-23 | 2

“Some good old-fashioned competition”: It’s been 11 years since the Ansari X PRIZE was awarded. Has it succeeded in its goal of promoting New Space competition?

Cenote Diving in the Yucatan

2013-12-18 | 2

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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“Making Space Happen”: Is Space Tourism Happening?

2013-12-16 | 2

In the book “Making Space Happen” it is suggested that Humanity will only truly expand into space when the ordinary public can live and work, and take vacations, in space. But is space tourism really happening?

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New Space Book Review: “Making Space Happen”

2013-12-14 | 1

I first read Paula Berinstein’s wonderful book, “Making Space Happen”, about the private space industry, in 2002. Flash forward 11 years: Is Space REALLY Happening?

UrtheCast Pioneering a new IT Trend: Space-as-a-Service?

2013-12-09 | 2

Is Canadian company UrtheCast pioneering a new IT trend, Space-as-a-Service?

Canadian Space Summit 2013 Day 2

Canadian Space Summit 2013 – Space Commerce Track Day 2 (Notes)

2013-12-01 | 1

Disclaimer: I jotted down what I understood but I am likely to get names, comments, and some information wrong. Please contact me if you feel I have misquoted you or otherwise mistated some of the conversations, and I will be happy to set the record straight. Here are my notes: Colonel Andre Dupuis – What […]

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Ottawa In Space: Councillor Maria McRae

2013-11-30 | 1

City of Ottawa Councillor Maria McRae (@CouncillorMcRae), an avowed “Space Geek” who led the city of Ottawa in expressing its appreciation of Astronaut Chris Hadfield and the Expedition 34/35 crew),  gave a very engaging presentation during the Canadian Space Summit 2013, on the benefits of building space businesses in Ottawa. Being an Ottawa native myself […]

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Canadian Space Summit 2013 – Space Commerce Track Day 1 (Notes)

2013-11-17 | 2

I didn’t attend the technical track since I don’t really know math, physics, or science. Instead I attended the General Track, which was chaired by Arny Sokoloff, the Canadian Space Commerce Association President. Disclaimer: I jotted down what I understood but I am likely to get names, comments, and some information wrong. Please contact me […]

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