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April 18 2023 - London, England
I've crossed the pond, and am in London, England this week.
Unfortunately, I won't have a lot of time to take in the sights and visit many of my U.K. friends on this trip because I'm spending most of my time filming segments for a new TV series.
This is a project that I already started working on back in February, and pretty soon I'll be able to make an announcement about what the project is and where you'll be able to see it, but for now I can't divulge any details.
The filming has been going great, and it's been a lot of fun. I can't wait to share the finished programs.
Many thanks to the crew here in London. You're awesome, and have helped to make my job easier.


London Filming

April 13 2023 - Geo Night
I am very proud to be representing Canada at the 2023 Geo Night event tomorrow. It is in international celebration of geography and geographic education.
More about Geo Night: In 2017, the French National Geographical Committee (CNFG) initiated the first GeoNight, which took place in Paris and in a dozen other French cities. In 2018 and with the support of EUGEO, the events reached a European scale. In 2019, with IGU, more countries around the world organized GeoNight events. Now, thousands of people attending GeoNight around the world.

Geo Night 2023

April 06 2023 - Toronto Life Magazine Article
Toronto Life recently published an interview I did with them. As someone who has lived in Toronto for most of my life, I really appreciated that they reached out to me to talk.
The interview is now online here.

Toronto Life Interview

April 05 2023 - Mysteries From Above, Season 2
I am happy to announce that season 2 of Mysteries From Above has started airing in Canada on Cottage Life Television. I've been an on-camera contributor for this show since its first episode, which showcases unusual places on our planet that can only be fully appreciated with a view from above using drones or satellite imagery. The show will also be available on Smithsonian Channel and Prime Video.

Mysteries From Above Season 2

March 23 2023 - Explore Podcast
I was a guest on the Canadian Geographic Explore podcast today, hosted by David McGuffin. It’s always a treat to chat with David. This was my second time being a guest on the show.
We talked about all kinds of things... From climbing icbergs in the Atlantic, off the coast of Newfoundland, to my time spent inside the most dangerous volcano in Africa.
Listen to the podcast here.

Explore Podcast

March 10 2023 - Purposeful Curiosity Book
This just arrived in the mail. A while back, the author reached out to interview me while he was writing this. I’m looking forward to giving it a read.


March 08 2023 - Filming
Today was spent in front of the camera again. This time shooting some more interviews for season 2 of the show "Mysteries From Above".
These 10 new episodes will begin airing later this year on Crave TV and Smithsonian Channel.


March 07 2023 - Classroom Presentation
This morning I gave a live, interactive classroom presentation to schools from all across Canada and the U.S.
Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants is an educational non-profit that connects scientists, exploreres and field researchers with students via virtual talks. Today's topic was various kinds of extreme weathing including: tornadoes, lake effect snow, and thundersnow.


March 06 2023 - Polar Plunge, Lake Ontario
Polar plunge complete! Brrrrr...

We had about 10 people jump into Lake Ontario today (plus Gidget the husky) as part of a fundraising event in support of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

The air temperature was just above freezing with blustery wind. Yes, it was cold, but not *too* bad. Great fun was had by all.


March 03 2023 - Thundersnow!
A very quick moving, but extremely potent winter storm swept through Southern Ontario today, brining with it high winds, heavy snow (I measured 28cm) in my back yard, and copious amounts of thunder & lightning.
Thundersnow is not a common phenomenon, I have seen it many times, but I think this is the most I've ever experienced in the city of Toronto. According to Environment Canada, we had 220 lightning strikes across Southern Ontario from this one snowstorm!
I did manage to shoot video, and caught one of the close lightning flashes.


March 01 2023 - The Proof Is Out There
Today I was interviewed for the History Channel TV series The Proof Is Out There. The story they wanted to talk to me about was something I filmed a couple of years ago. I can't mention any details at this time, but watch for the new episode airing on History Chaneel and streaming services later this year.


Feb 16 2023 - Filming
For the second time in a week, I’m back doing more on-camera commentary for a TV series. This is a new, different production that I’m excited to (eventually) tell you more about.


Jan 19 2023 - Off To Borneo
This trip has been a long time coming. Because of the global pandemic, a lot of my travels were either canceled or postponed, and after 2 years or so of delays, I'm finally departing for Malaysian Borneo. I'll be special guest-hosting another adventure with Exodus Travels, who I partner with frequently.
This will be my fort time to Borneo and Malaysia, so I'm super excited about it. I'll be seeing a lot of wildlife, caves and other natural wonders there.

Borneo Map

Jan 11 2023 - Talks
Thank you so much to the folks at the Olean Camera Club in New York and the Solo Traveler blog site for inviting me to give recent talks. Both were lots of fun. I really enjoy sharing my stories of adventure with everyone.

Solo Traveler

Jan 01 2023 - Happy New Year!
I hope that you all have a safe, happy, and prosperous 2023. The past few years have been difficult ones, the pandemic really had a major effect on my operations, but things have been improving and I'm really excited about some of the plans I have in store for 2023. These will include lots of travel and new adventures, plus plenty of media appearances. I look forward to another year of sharing the wonders of nature with you all.

An Archive of Previous Year's News Items Can Be Found Here





















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