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    Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Shannon Audette

    Trinidad’s Carnival: Experience of a Lifetime!

    I had never heard of Carnival in Trinidad until last February when on a long Yukon road trip I was kept entertained by a friend’s stories of this exciting and fascinating event. Carnival is a massive street party that falls the week before Ash... more

    Sep 6, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Joe Harrington

    Vimy to Tuk

    My husband and I met Joe Harrington during a “Battlefields Tour” of Europe. We hit it off, and were fascinated with this avid pilot who had hand-built his own airplanes. We invited him to visit us in Dawson City one day – and he took us up on the... more

    Aug 30, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

    Glück Auf! A Mini-Mining Tour of Germany

    I’m not a miner, but on a recent visit to Germany my friends took me on impromptu mining tours of their regions. First Clemens and I drove 100 kilometres west of Leipzig to Wangen and the Arc of Nebra (Arche Nebra) museum, where the Himmelsscheibe... more

    Aug 30, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

    From the East to the Beautiful South

    Keen on history? The Castle Wartburg in Wittenberg in Eastern Germany offers an opportunity to learn about the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation. The castle is the place where Luther translated the bible and lived with his family. more

    Aug 9, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Elke Reinauer

    Experiencing Theatre in Namibia

    It's 15 minutes before our performance starts and one of my actors has a meltdown. “No, I am not gonna play,” he says avoiding eye contact. Philo is 12 years old and usually confident. I would never have expected that from him. It’s Valentine’s... more

    Jun 7, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Yvonne Mueller

    Start South, GoNorth!

    Winter in Whitehorse is beautiful, but long. By the end of April 2016 we traveled down south to find Vancouver fully in bloom already. A reasonably priced and very scenic train ride along the coast brought us to Seattle... more

    Apr 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Michael Bramadat-Willcock

    Erik Nielsen Gets a Long Overdue Facelift

    Like most people, I only really use the main public areas of the airport and, of course, I love the club sandwiches at Shanthi’s. It turns out the airport is a lot bigger than meets the eye. An inspired team of professionals is working around the... more

    Mar 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

    Yukon Pilgrims Gather

    Whitehorse resident Dianne Homan knows people make the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage for many reasons. So on March 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., she and the Yukon chapter of the Company of Canadian Pilgrims are hosting an informal presentation... more

    Mar 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: François Pigeon

    Let Me Get to Know You. How About a Little Bicycle Trip?

    When Hélène met François, she’d been dreaming of a long-distance bicycle trip for years. I think the fact that François was an experienced cyclist just maybe added to the attraction. Within 18 months, they had sold almost everything they owned, ... more

    Mar 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

    Experiencing Creative Writing in Namibia

    I am sitting in the Lemon Tree Restaurant in Windhoek, Namibia, waiting for my fellow writers to show up. It is raining, and everybody is happy about that. Rain is a gift in Namibia; it is such a dry country and it rarely rains... more

    Feb 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

    Home for a Yukon Spell

    When my parents drove the Canadian Shield to Whitehorse 34 years ago in a rusted, steel blue Pontiac, they were unaware of the lifelong curse they were casting upon me. No, my parents are not wiccan worshippers, or practitioners of the Craft, just... more

    Feb 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Yamnuska Mountain Tours

    Like the Beauty of the Yukon? You’ll Love Hiking Japan

    Coming from urban Japan to the vast Canadian wilderness changed Naoto Motoyama’s life. Now he wants to return the favour, inspiring Yukoners with the unique, natural beauty of his homeland. Motoyama is the one-person, Yukon branch of Yamnuska... more

    Feb 1, 2017

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