Hyder & Stewart: A Tale of Two Border Towns

You know you’re nearing Meziadin Junction when the more prosaic stretch of spectacular Northern British Columbia highway you’ve been...

Canada's Disappearing Giants

Canada’s old growth temperate rainforests on British Columbia’s Pacific coast contain some of the largest trees in the world...

Quebec's Lost Coast

WHAT BEGINS as a nearly imperceptible feeling of movement turns, surreptitiously, into a heavy seesawing that wobbles my beer...

Kitlope Journey

We are in zodiacs, cutting a frothing wake against a torrent of snowmelt running into the sea. Our boats...

Travels in Turkish Kurdistan

“In less than two hours you will arrive at the end of the world,” said Mehmet, the owner of...
Adventure, Features
Hyder & Stewart: A Tale of Two Border Towns
Environment
Canada's Disappearing Giants
Features, Travel
Quebec's Lost Coast
Adventure, Travel
Kitlope Journey
Adventure, Middle East, Travel
Travels in Turkish Kurdistan
John ZadaThis Website

John Zada is a writer, photographer and journalist drawn to stories about adventure and far-flung parts of the world. He has worked in over two dozen countries and spent years as a journalist in the Middle East. His work has appeared in the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Explore, CBC, Al Jazeera, BBC, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. He is also the author of the book, In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch. John lives in Toronto, Canada.  

.

This portfolio site contains some his published work and links to his book projects, photography and blogs. Read more

Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Park in Northern British Columbia
Environment, Q&A

Wade Davis on The Sacred Headwaters

Canadian anthropologist Wade Davis is considered the most influential western advocate for the world’s indigenous cultures. A professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and a longtime National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Davis frequently travels among people in remote places,…

Continue reading
Dhow ships moored at the dhow wharfage, Dubai, UAE
Middle East, Travel

Dubai’s Dhow Wharfage

At first I barely registered his gaze: the subtle yet piercing look of that almost nondescript, middle-aged man in the bluish-gray shalwar kameez. I had no idea how long he’d been there. But from the moment I noticed him he…

Continue reading
A man walks on the outskirts of the town of Timbuktu.
Reviews

The Timbuktu Delusion

Tahir Shah’s Timbuctoo has arrived with eerie, serendipitous, timing. In the months leading up to its publication, a coup d’etat and ensuing power vacuum in the West African nation of Mali has resulted in extremists taking over the country’s north…

Continue reading