Swimming with sharks in the Galapagos

There came a point in the trip where I questioned the wisdom of swimming toward the man yelling “shark!” That point came later than you might expect. I’d only been snorkeling once before, years before, from the beach in Cozumel. I mostly remembered feeling claustrophobic and sunburned, plus marveling at the colourful fish. In the…

Follow Friday: Buzz Bishop’s Local Pony

Buzz Bishop is a radio host currently based in Calgary, formerly in Vancouver, where I met him years ago when we were both guest judges for an untelevised media event for Wipeout Canada. But I know him best now as a travel blogger through his site Local Pony (“Travel Hacks, Destinations and Inspirations”), where posts are infrequent but…