Hiking in Canada: Elk Island National Park, Alberta

Elk Island National Park encompasses 194 square kilometres of gently rolling hills interspersed with many lakes and wetlands. It is located in east-central Alberta (about 35 kilometres east of Edmonto...

Reading African Animal Tracks and Sign

Sandwiched between the Olifants and Skukuza sections of our Kruger National Park exploration, Vilis, I, and our son, Jānis, spent five days as students with the Limpopo Field Guiding Academy, reading...

Six Months in South Africa: Land of Plenty Big

South Africa is truly a land of plenty big when it comes to wildlife. It’s home to the ostrich, the world’s largest living bird. It’s also home to six of the world’s eleven hea...

Six Months in South Africa: Featherstone Kloof Hike

On Saturday, Vilis and I hiked a 16-kilometre loop from our apartment on the Rhodes University campus in Grahamstown through Featherstone Kloof, a long, steep-sided valley just over the high ridge sou...