Author: Desiree Anstey

Desiree Anstey has whitewater rafted in Costa Rica, climbed the Andes, and slept deep inside a cave in the Alps. Besides raising her heart rate, she enjoys reading the newspaper, blogging about her experiences, and eating too much cake. She lives in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, plotting her next bold move. Website:

Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end. -- Pico Iyer