1. Video interviews I've done with interesting people about their passions, struggles, and creativity. 2. Travel videos that I hope will encourage you to explore the world yourself either through our style of affordable travel or to be entertained from the comfort of your easy chair.
I love to explore gardens and learn about new plants, trees, and even sometimes art. Here is where I share about new plants, art, and gardens mostly in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. I will be adding gardens in other locations in the future.
My parents introduced me to walking at Willows Beach in the 1980s after they left snowy cold New Brunswick to retire to Canada's warmest city. Victoria is on the southern most tip of Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada. One of the most popular sandy beaches is Willows Beach in the Oak Bay area. During the winter dogs are allowed to be off-leash on the beach area. In summer when people sun-bathe and have picnics, dogs must be kept on leash and off the actual beach. This series of daily vlogs were a project that I undertook to document my walks with Rover. I started off trying to get there for sunrise but I'm not a morning person. I'll make a separate video of the sunrises.
My Burning Man campmates invited me to join them a second time at their Los Angeles regional burn, BEquinox in March 2017. I had been in 2015 and trekked all the way south and then east to Texas before heading home. They're a great group that I've known since my first Burning Man in 2009. I had gone with my Vancouver friend, Rad Grrl, the last time but no one was available this time. My Los Angeles friend, Christine, decided to go to BEquinox too since I'd be there. After the event she showed me her home state. I had never been to Death Valley nor the Eastern Sierra Mountains before. Sights well worth viewing. I had a couple of days between BEquinox and my scheduled Sound Bath at the Integratron in Landers. Unfortunately Christine hadn't been able to buy a ticket for it as spots fill up weeks in advance. So the days in between I drove through Joshua Tree National Park down to the Salton Sea. I camped at The Fountain of Youth by Bombay Beach as I had previously. Christine and I drove to see the Giant Rock near the Integratron. Then we hiked to the Amboy Crater in the Mojave Desert. We soaked in two hot springs: Keough and Hilltop. Mammoth Lakes was amazing snow covered mountains. Then we ended with seriousness and Manzanar where the Japanese were forced to live during World War II.