About ghostbear

Building on the legacy of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition’s two-decade journey that helped save Canada’s Kermode bear, Ghost Bear Institute – like the campaign itself – seeks to inspire, educate and spark a new generation to foster a better balance between people and nature.

My new blog AND photo ordering site!

If you haven’t read my previous post – I’ve started a new blog and I am very excited!

Visit J.C. Photography to follow my photography attempts.

To order my photos that you may have seen on this blog – and ones you can find on my new blog, please visit my gallery at D. Simon Jackson Photography.

If you see an image on this blog, and do not see it on the website, please let me know, and I will add it!

All profits from my images go to the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, which helps to save the endangered spirit bear on the British Columbian coast.


Happy New Year!

A big happy new year to you all!!


I would like to introduce my brand new blog to you all:

J.C. Photography (http://jcwildphotos.wordpress.com/)

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It follows my journey into developing stronger photography skills and focuses on my recent wildlife and landscape photos.

My passion for photography has gotten the better of me and I would like to display my attempts for your enjoyment/critique.

Thanks to all of you who have visited, commented and liked my blog wistfullywandering. My first blogging attempt and wow, it was such a fun experience!

Please follow my new blog! jcwildphotos.wordpress.com/

It’s Christmas Day!

Your gift is hangin with family and friends. Happy holidays to everyone!


Alberta, Canada

The Second Day of Christmas – Gifts for Travel Lovers

I love maps, globes and exploring the cultures in random towns around the world. That’s why Norad’s Santa Tracker always lit my imagination every Christmas eve.

It tracks “Santa’s” current location and includes the most obscure towns around the world.

Please check it out NOW to see where Santa currently is flying over.


A priceless gift for those who love all things travel.

The Third Day of Christmas – Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover

Sometimes when taking a long flight, or a multi-day road trip, you get bored. I am very bad at being antsy when I have nothing to do.

That’s why I always make sure I have a pack of playing cards with me, or a game to play in the car when trekking around.

Any traveler would love these games:

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Scrabble – Classic!

Connect Four

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The Fourth Day of Christmas – Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover







So many people give out gift cards over the holidays. Why not give a gift card/certificate for travel?? Perfect for me!

Here are some examples:
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The Fifth Day of Christmas – Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover

I love unique gifts – it shows that you put a bit of effort and thought into giving a gift to someone.

That’s why I love the site Uncommon Goods. There are so many ‘uncommon’ gifts to purchase, and plenty for those lovers of traveling, like myself.

Here are a few examples:

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Custom Map Bracelet

Custom Map Bracelet

Portable iPhone Charger

Portable iPhone Charger

Cork Map

Cork Map