Starting March 21, our team of adventurer-expeditioners is setting out to trek, bike, run, ski and SUP to a few of the planet’s most incredible places. Follow along with #opView
The Desert Nomads Gather
The men on camels emerge like ghost riders through thick veils of Saharan dust as they stampede toward the festival grounds. Tightly wound turbans conceal all but the riders’ eyes.
Dolomites Via Ferratas
Via ferrata means iron road, or iron way, in Italian. Whether you want to call it extreme hiking or climbing lite, it’s a hell of a way to experience these mountains. And we had come here to do just that.
Waking the Sleeping Giant
In search of an amazing view, Team Outpost heads to Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Deep in the wilderness of Northern Ontario is a paradise for cross-country skiing and capturing the perfect view.
It’s incredible how such a small area of our planet holds such a rich and varied natural and cultural heritage. I am even more amazed when I think of the important role this region has played, and still plays, in the story of mankind.
The Mayan Calendar: end of the world, or just end of the page? Finding one, I quickly turned to December 2012, fully expecting the grid of squares to end with 21 and then nothing—except perhaps the sort of terrifying sea monsters that lurked on the uncharted territories of old maps.
Don't miss out on opportunities—Travel while you can! As someone who is almost constantly preoccupied by the thought of my next wanderings, I maintain a mental bucket list of places I want to see...and most preferably before I die!
The protean rock formations that have inspired countless writers, photographers, artists and slack-jawed tourists were created by erosion (softer mineral deposits wear away quicker than harder ones). I read about this on the park’s official website before I left Toronto—yet I was nevertheless wholly unprepared for the staggering impact of encountering it all in person.
I’m not going to lie to you. Expat life can be challenging. Today we’re looking at the darker side; all those little things that grind you down and all those hidden disadvantages that come packaged up with your exotic life abroad.