Ben Amps

Ben Amps

A couple of years ago I was suffering from heartbreak in the midst of a cold Canadian winter. I quit my job, packed my bag and jumped into my trusty Dodge Caravan, heading south for warmer climates.

I spent the next 8 weeks living in my car, starting in minus 30 degree weather until I reached the plus 30 degree warmth of the Mexican border.

Glaciers, deserts, avalanches, canyons, bears, auroras, wolves, volcanos and whales, I saw it all! It was the most incredible journey of my life and safe to say when I returned to Calgary 20,000 kilometres later, my broken heart had fully healed!

Ben works in our claims department

The buried treasure of the Seychelles

Mahé in the Seychelles is the last known location of a pirate’s treasure. Will anyone crack the code and find the bounty?

Costa Rica’s amazing volcanoes

Costa Rica has over 200 volcanic formations, but what does all this volcanic activity mean for the country’s biodiversity?

Hanging with the sloths in Costa Rica

Home to two different sloth species, Costa Rica is considered the best place in the Americas to “hang out” with these laid back animals.

Vietnamese Water Puppets

Water puppetry is a Vietnamese tradition that dates back almost a thousand years. Think of it as a more refined Punch & Judy show with less shouting and a lot more water!