Like for so many, traveling seems to fuel my curiosity, encourages me to dream bigger, and opens unlimited possibilities.
I've been very fortunate to travel as much as I have done in the past few years but I never truly took advantage of my freedom and flexibility to travel more. That's why, I've dedicated 2014 to a year long of travel - laptop, camera and my backpack, discover more places that have always intrigued me.
Three months into the new year, I've already had several remarkable trips including a recent trip to the province of Yukon, in North West Canada for a week long of dog sledding and true outdoors (yes that included being off grid, no electricity, no running water and just vast wilderness).
As someone who loves the outdoors in the Winter, Dog sledding (aka Dog Mushing) was something I always wanted to experience. So I decided to jump right onto it and learn the ins and outs from some of the most experienced Dog mushers around.
After extensive research, I stumbled across cathersadventures.com - a family business based an hr drive from Whitehorse, surrounded by infinite trails and 100% commitment to their passion.
Led by Ned a 10x Yukon Quest runner and Jeninne, a 6x Yukon Quest rider, I couldn't have asked for better guides to help fast track my learning curve on the trails.
On top of the dog sledding adventure, I was fortunate to witness the Northern Lights, not once, but two nights in a row; but all thanks to Mar (amazing Chef and my personal Northern Meteorologist).
Having my new Canon 5D mark III handy, I was able to capture the breathtaking Northern Lights and some of the quiet moments from my amazing trip up North.
If you're wondering where the photos from me mushing are, well you try to have one hand on the sled and another on your camera while going through narrow, winding bush trails :D
*Husky Icon by Christy Presler from the Noun Project.