Julius worked for the British Daily Telegraph for a decade as a foreign correspondent. He mostly covered wars including Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Chechnya and Sierra Leone.
In 2002 he was posted to Moscow to write about Russia under Vladimir Putin. While on assignment, he met Kristin, the bureau chief for the Reuters News Agency, in her native Estonia.
Craving open spaces and a new life in the wild, Kristin and Julius decided to move to Canada. After a chance visit while driving across British Columbia they fell in love with the property and its location.
For nearly 15 years, Julius and Kristin ran the small luxury wilderness lodge with six well-appointed cabins and gorgeous views over a blue-green river. Kristin died tragically after a short battle with cancer in early 2020.