"CUSTOMIZED AFRICAN SAFARI EXPERT"

“Sometimes places I visited seem more like a dream than real life.”

It all started in 1973 with my first international flight to France, then a student exchange to New Brunswick and an English teacher sharing his homeland customs like savoring chocolate coated ants!! I was 16 years old from a small French speaking village in Northern Ontario and I remember thinking to myself: “Wow there is a whole world out there waiting for me to discover!!” The rest is history.

My gallery is about unforgettable, life changing experiences. Join me and hope you can relate.

Travel is… …rediscovering this amazing part of the world thru the eyes of two special clients: Michelle, a writer and poet and Chantal, an artist....
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Travel is… …experiencing an unplanned live rope bullfighting event in the streets of Terceira island while meeting and eating with the locals. ...going thru with...
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Travel is… … cruising in the interior of spectacular fjords and admiring the numerous glaciers, steep granite peaks, and limestone cliffs. … humbled at every...
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Travel is… … being offered a voyage to Medjugorge Bosnia where 6 children have had apparitions with Mary since 1981 (then part of communist Yugoslavia)....
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Travel is… ... visiting Kinngait Studios where famous artists like Kenojuak Ashevak have created their art. I was honored to observe and meet two well...
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Travel is… … flying on a private 10 passenger flight to an isolated camp along the shores of Hudson Bay (north of Churchill) and staying...
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Travel is… … the colors of Costa Rica, their friendly people and their variety of birds. ... seeing a tree adorned of Iguanas. ... seeing...
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Travel is… ... witnessing the collapse of a gigantic cake iceberg in Iceberg Alley; and quickly moving away from its tsunami effects by zodiacs. ......
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Travel is… … feeling so miniscule while admiring the biggest icebergs in the world being pushed out into the ocean by the Jakobshavn glacier. ......
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Travel is… ... meeting a Yule Lad on one of our walks. ... standing with my 2 feet apart on 2 tectonic plates. ... living...
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Travel is.. … to acknowledge that every year, more than 7 million flower bulbs are planted by hand in the autumn to flower in spring....
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Travel is… ... experiencing a great summer (1991) of guiding small groups six days a week either hiking, kayaking or canoeing with the lodge’s guest...
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Travel is…. ... tasting the freshest arctic char cooked on a burning fire burning topped by a rock slab cooked by Inuit Rangers in the...
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Travel is… ... experiencing a challenging beach landing by zodiac on Sable island to see their wild horses. (well worth it!) ... cycling with the...
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Travel is… ... dunking quickly in the deepest fresh water lake in the world (lake Baikal). ... sleeping overnight in typical yurts on the steppes...
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Travel is…... acknowledging the beauty of the sea, mountains and desert all in one country!... traveling in jeeps with Berber guides in the Southern part...
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Travel is… ... after 3 tries of cruising the passage, I managed to complete it once in 2012! ... following the route of historic explorers...
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Travel is… ... admiring complex and efficient road and tunnel infrastructure systems throughout the country. ... driving on well paved meandering roads thru bridges and...
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Travel is… ... lying flat on our ship’s bow floor with lowered lights (thanks to our understanding Captain) and with all my layers of clothing,...
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Travel is… … experiencing an amazing bright display of dancing Northern lights during our first night at the lodge. ... enjoying my first helicopter excursion...
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Travel is… ... being lifted completely off my feet in a funneling pass in the Torres Del Paine Mountains. ... discovering Magellanic penguins in the...
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Travel is… ... exploring a whole new area of the Arctic, from Alaska to Russia. (so close yet so far). ... managing a difficult zodiac...
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Travel is… … learning to dance with the local high school students (and trying to follow!) ... having a very close encounter with an old...
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Travel is… ... facing one’s fear of sea sickness; my first successful return to Antarctica after my first challenging visit in 1996. ... being well...
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Travel is… ... admiring the colors of India, the women’s colorful dresses and radiant smiles. ... visiting the funky hippy commune area of Hampi. ......
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Travel is… ... being invited to learn more about this unknown area of the Pacific ocean and visiting the Southern region of New Zealand before...
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Travel is… ... driving in Italy!!! It’s not an easy task!! ... getting lost in the mountain region north of Tuscany. ... enjoying the art...
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Travel is… ... driving up the only road in Canada which brings us to the Arctic sea. (with this new addition from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk...
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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes.”

Marcel Proust

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