On Dec 21 at 2:02am PST the Earth is tilted away the furthest from the sun: Winter Solstice. Starting this year I have decided to celebrate the Winter Solstice (or “Yule”) instead of Christmas. Christmas brings a lot of joy to people and that is wonderful. I love time with friends and family as much […]
What an adventure! While still working on the jetlag, I have finally uploaded all pictures and shared a few notes on our adventures in Tanzania. Please make sure to check it out here! The German version of the story can be found here …
Recently returned from the North Cascades, our memories of peaks, passes and lakes are still fresh. Keyla and myself are lucky to have experienced such beauty, serenity, solitude. We were dwarfed by peaks, swam in cold lakes and hiked many miles on the well-maintained network within the North Cascades National Park as well as the
In April, we left for a 10 day getaway to a slightly different destination: Nicaragua! Intrigued by good flight connections and affordable prices in the country, we also listened to friends who had enjoyed the country multiple times … so we were excited to get off the beaten “Mexico” or “Palm Springs” path. We don’t
A couple of years ago, I heard of a journalist setting himself a goal to read one book every week for a whole year. I thought that was very ambitious but nevertheless a great motivation to read more (less computer/phone screen time, we need it!). I modified this goal for myself and vowed to read
The winter was another good one! LOTS and lots of snow, both around Kelowna (Big White ski area, Nordic xc ski area) and in the Rockies (two trips to Wheeler Hut, one to Asulkan Hut). I do not miss the resort/downhill skiing at all, skinning uphill and earning the powder turns is just too much
Always a treat to be spending Christmas in Germany … and even better when we get to party on New Year’s Eve with my parents 🙂 I promised not to publish the videos from our dancing but rest assured, we had a great time! Make sure to check out the pictures from this trip ….
Those of you who know me well know that I can rarely get enough of playing in the snow. The ski (skate ski and backcountry ski) season seems to go by so quickly every year. Just when the legs have adjusted and we moved past the really cold days of December and January, the season