Bob Hilscher has spent years traveling the globe as a photo journalist for a major Canadian News outlet. During those years, he has seen the globe through both a camera lens, and when possible through his own eyes. Those combined images and experiences have given him a better understanding of the world’s cultures, countries, and people. His travels continue, and in the coming days, he will look to share both his images, and his experiences on this blog.
Jean has spent years being a mother to her children and working and taking photo’s in her gardens, and the surrounding countryside. It is there that she honed her award winning photographic skills, which she now puts to good use in her travels around the world. In the coming days, she will begin to share her perspective on the world.
After our peaceful and relaxing walkabout Hamurana Springs Reserve in Rotorua, Bob and I drove south to Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland. It is New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal area. Read more
After extensive hiking through the Dunes at Sandbanks Provincial Park a day earlier, Bob and I chose to give our feet a rest and go cycling. A planned excursion on the Millennium Trail got off to a slow start because we had difficulty locating our preferred trailhead. Read more
After exploring Great Sand Hills Ecological Preserve a day earlier, Bob and I were now en route to Little Manitou Lake in Watrous. What we did not expect to find was Danceland, a world famous dance hall overlooking the lake. Read more
After spending the morning exploring the mega dunes that border West Lake in Sandbanks Provincial Park, Bob and I decided to walk the official Dunes Trail in the park. The reward for our extra effort was being serenaded by a beautiful Eastern Towhee. Read more
After completing our tour of a Murano glass factory in Venice, Bob and I were anxious to get back to the Grand Canal. In no time, a water taxi whisked us across the water. Santa Maria della Salute rose high on the horizon where it stands at the junction of the Grand and Giudecca Canals. Read more
Sandbanks Provincial Park is a park in Ontario known for its sand dunes and sandy beaches. Late the afternoon before our planned hike in the dunes, Bob had taken a quick peak at the dune system from Dunes Beach. Read more
Our morning got off to a slow start hunkered down as we were against a cold winter day. By early afternoon, Bob and I decided that we needed some fresh air and exercise. We had heard that a Barred Owl sometimes frequents Altona Forest in Pickering, Ontario, but we never expected to actually find it. Read more
Sunrise must have been a little before 5:30 a.m. because that is when I woke up to a bright sunbeam that found a chink in the room-darkening drapes. I jumped out of bed and snapped a photo but already the brilliant orb was a short distance above the horizon. Read more
When Bob and I first stepped onto the conglomeration of hexagonal stepping stones that compose the Giant’s Causeway, we were transported back in time. Our imagination took flight and traveled along the pavements into the mists and legends of the past. Read more
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