Author Archives: John Bannerman

Our Three-hour Tour

The S.S. Minnow crashed on the rocks of a deserted island, our disaster involved a three-hour tour by taxi in San Jose, Costa Rica. (If you don’t know who Gilligan is, you might want to skip to the next paragraph.) The Minno...

Quetzal Fever

People come from around the world to view the resplendent quetzal, and brightly-plumed bird that once sang backup for Cher on stage. Now it lives a secretive life, less than 1,000 live in the wild ranging from Mexico to Panama. A ...

Moraine Lake

For years I’ve driven 90 miles west of Calgary to visit Banff National Park. I’ve roamed around the Banff townsite (kind of like an elk, but with a wallet), skied at the three major resorts, hiked, soaked my tired body...