Alex Lancia

Reflections on teaching, learning, and life



Shopping can kill: my ESP diagnosis

For the past five summers we have vacationed with family and friends in the beautiful city of Victoria in the Pacific Northwest of Canada. Every summer starts in roughly the same way with the customary trip to our favorite neighborhood... Continue Reading →

Beach, Bikes & Bocadillos in Barcelona with Kids

From our AirBnb apartment in L'Eixample district we were withing a five minute walk to the Verdaguer metro station if need be, but we preferred to meander.  Barcelona is a city to get lost in, a city to explore on... Continue Reading →

Through My Boot’s Eyelets: Trekking the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia

I have lived in Ethiopia a long, long, long time and spending a few days trekking in the Bale mountains remains one of my favorite things to do. If you like stunning afro-alpine scenery, walking for 5/6 hours a day... Continue Reading →

Feeling Victorian … even if just for the summer

I have traveled the globe, been to countless countries in five continents and still, every summer, I am remain convinced that there is no place anywhere in the world that I would rather spend my summers.  Victoria, BC is THE... Continue Reading →

Lisbon in 7 days with kids

In Brief The week from June 18, 2015 through June 25, 2015 saw us exploring Lisbon with the family plus my mother-in-law.  A precious gem of a city, very accessible, diverse, and with tons to do in a week to... Continue Reading →

Sailing Desolation Sound

In June 2012 we spent a week sailing the waters of Desolation Sound, just north of Vancouver, BC.  We set off from Powell River, BC (the pearl of the Sunshine Coast) and chartered a 32 foot Bavaria yacht called Arcturus... Continue Reading →

A Colorado White Christmas

Skiing the Swiss Alps

A photo safari of our family ski trip to the Swiss Alps in March 2015.

50 Shades of Humid: a Bali family trip

In Brief We started the year 2015 by exploring Bali and the surrounding islands in Indonesia. Beautiful, fun, and easy are all adjectives that spring to mind but humid is the term that sticks with me most. The rainy season... Continue Reading →

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