World Journeys Blog

The Nature of British Columbia

When I dream of Canada, it’s images of vast forests, soaring mountains, grizzlies snapping at salmon that appear.  All that (and more) are what British Columbia, Canada’s western most province, is all about. British Columbia does nature in spades – a wild place where nature, not man, creates the boundaries, and its people, history, and […]

Arctic vs Antarctica

The Arctic and Antarctic both conjure up images of cold, icy, and far-flung lands but what’s the difference? How can you tell the two poles apart? Where are the penguins? What about the bears? 10 important differences to help you choose the pole for you! 1. The Arctic is sea surrounded by land (Greenland, and northern […]

Ever seen a Rhino fly?

Blog courtesy of Claire Trickett, andBeyond. Have you ever seen a rhinoceros fly? We have (more on that later), and it is miraculous and mind-blowing, yet humbling and heart-breaking. The harsh reality is that one rhino is killed every eight hours in South Africa and if illegal poaching continues at such an alarming, exponential rate, […]

Antarctica

Antarctica; it’s somewhere I’d dreamed of visiting since reading about the exploits of Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen. And frankly, who doesn’t want to see penguins, I’ve seen Happy Feet! I also love whales, so expectations were high. Believe me when I say that the One Ocean Expeditions cruise I experienced earlier this year blew me […]