Author Archives: Desiree Bilon

Forget Bikinis, Boardshorts and Flipflops: Queen of the Peak is not your average surf contest

Originally published on October 1, 2013 on LATER. Photos Kyler Vos Now in its fourth year, the Queen of the Peak surf championship held in Tofino, BC has grown into a two-day event with approximately 100 competitors. The championship, sponsored by … Continue reading

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Ice Sculptures in Banff National Park – Ice Magic Festival 2013

Photos by Desiree Bilon Although the Ice Magic Festival is over for this year, the ice carvings are still on display – until they melt. A few weekends ago, I piled into a car with my Mom, my brother Brett, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2013 – From Joshua Tree National Park

My brother Troy referred to the rental car as The Skateboard. For example, “Where did we park The Skateboard?”  This small, green-gold car got us to where we wanted to go – Joshua Tree National Park. The trees right behind … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Empowering girls through surfing

Click here to see my latest article published on Matador Change: Empowering Girls Through Surfing

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Good Morning Cairo

After two flights and a four-hour layover in Frankfurt, we arrived in Cairo tired and disheveled. The customs officer waved us through with a flick of his hand, at about face level, and a look of “Get outta here.” As … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Chiropractor’s Office – Recovering from a Sports Related Injury

“Stand with your legs shoulder width apart”, Dr. Marc Lucius, the chiropractor, instructed. “Can you see that one side of your hips is pushing forward more than the other?” I glanced downwards and gasped, “I can’t believe that I didn’t … Continue reading

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