Dec 3rd


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CategoryPosted in: News & Stuff, Storytelling, Travel

A World of Stories


“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” — Jawaharlal Nehru

A couple months ago an incredibly enthusiastic team of storytellers approached me about getting on board with a new platform they were creating, a place to nurture and tell stories, and when I found that they had even more energy than I have for the telling of passionate, beautiful stories from around this planet, I said yes. Today, Maptia re-launched and I’m inviting you to check it out. They’ve asked me to be an ambassador, which means I happily tell the world about it, but other than the privilege of doing that, there are no other incentives for being a part of this. Just being part of it, along with people like adventurer Alastair Humphreys and photography legend Steve McCurry, to tell our stories, and read the beautifully-told stories of others – people like you – is more than enough.

maptia-2.0-places-light-bgI already have two stories on Maptia, and plan to use this platform to tell more stories as I return from my travels. And you’re invited not only to read the stories but to tell your own. Read the full details on Medium here, and take a look at Maptia when you’ve got a moment, because you’ll need a moment or two – it’ll suck you in. Without wanting to exaggerate, Maptia gives me what I love best about National Geographic, but without all the science, which I’m less drawn to than the adventures and travels, in places and cultures. And pragmatically, this is a great way, not only to tell stories to your audience, but to grow your audience, and to connect to other storytellers. Join us!

At Maptia we are on a mission to create a shared record of our diverse lives and experiences from every single place on the planet. To gather stories that will foster empathy and understanding between cultures; stories that will empower us to care for our fragile environment and to support those people and places that need our help; and stories that will inspire us to get out there and make the most of our time on Earth.


Nov 28th


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CategoryPosted in: Travel

Cape Churchill Polar Bears

I’m sitting in a Winnipeg hotel room, the sun’s coming up late into a bleak winter sky, and I’m surrounded by cold-weather gear, long lenses, and the sense of loneliness that comes after a long-anticipated adventure has wrapped up – that anticipation having been a companion for months. And now it’s over and I head […]

Nov 14th


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Hudson Bay Polar Bears

  In a couple days I’ll be on a small plane heading towards Wapusk National Park on Hudson Bay, Cape Churchill to be exact, to live on the tundra buggies for 8 nights and spend my days with Polar Bears and Arctic Fox. I’m thrilled. It’s the first of several bear trips I’m doing over […]

Oct 20th


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Back in (and from) Banff

I got back from two and a half months on the road just in time to get a last minute invitation from friends Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka to join them in Banff for a workshop. Emergency laundry. Flights booked – my first in over 8 months. And then 3 long days teaching in some […]

Sep 18th


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CategoryPosted in: A Beautiful Anarchy, The Life Creative, Travel, Vision Is Better

A Bigger Story

Dusk. Fogo Island, Newfoundland. 2014 Do you know why Apple succeeds the way it does? OK, aside from sexy products? They tap into something bigger than technology. Sure, they’re a technology company, and you either love them or hate them, but they aren’t selling phones or computers. They’re selling a narrative. They’re selling Think Different. […]

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