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A few years back I was asked to create some video content to accompany my regular column for a travel magazine. Expert photographer and videographer Jeff Topham shot the footage, allowing me to ramble and ad-lib to my heart's content -- before cutting everything into a tight three-to-four-minute presentation.


Some of these videos are below...including the one that won a Canadian Tourism Commission Best Online Video about Canada award (yes, I was surprised as well!). The videos caught the eye of a big TV production company which invited me to audition for a presenting role on an upcoming series covering cool train trips around the world. Inexplicably, they failed to hire me...

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