We tend to think of charities involving Africans in terms of us providing assistance to them, not the other way around. Yet here is a man who spent part of his childhood in an orphanage in war-torn Uganda, changing young lives on our streets with a message of hope that flows from one powerful realization: Someone values me. I am not alone.
Canadian travel journalist
Canadian journalist <a href="http://www.marksissons.com" rel="nofollow">Mark Sissons</a> specializes in adventure travel to exotic destinations. His work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Men's Journal, Globe and Mail,Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, Atmosphere inflight magazine and Travelife Magazine, among other publications.
Tucked above the Gulf of Guinea along the infamous Gold Coast, Ghana's capital of Accra is everything you imagine a major West African city to be -- steamy, chaotic, colourful and steeped in history. Here is how to get the most of out this fascinating city of three million and its environs over 72 steamy hours.
10/31/2016 01:33 EDT
In skiing parlance, big air usually refers to launching off of large slope side jumps. B.C.'s Revelstoke Mountain Resort has taken the concept a step -- make that a giant leap -- further.
11/16/2015 04:02 EST
Long in the shadow of Tofino, its more famous neighbour to the north, Ucluelet is an unpretentious working harbour town that's becoming a popular wild west coast getaway. Today, it offers visitors everything from whale watching and kayaking excursions to fresh dining options, as well as a range of accommodations.
10/06/2015 05:34 EDT
Every year, half a million of the world's children go blind, according to the World Health Organization; 75 per cent of them live in developing countries such as Madagascar, an island nation off the coast of eastern Africa best known as the setting of a popular animated film.
10/01/2015 12:29 EDT
Featuring a non-stop series of free outdoor concerts, innovative pro fashion, photography and film competitions and industry parties, World Ski & Snowboard Festival takes Whistler by storm each April. And after sampling the opening weekend of this year's edition, I can safely say that this 10-day party is well worth attending -- even if you don't know a half pipe from a drain pipe.
04/16/2014 01:02 EDT
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