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    Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Alexander Mark Weber

    Bear Mountain – A redux

    If you’ve read about our first attempt to climb (or even glimpse) Bear Mountain, you may be wondering how or why we ever returned. I wish I knew myself, with any sort of confidence. Was it the resentment of failure? Was it the undeterrable... more

    Dec. 05, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

    Bear Mountain – A loving tribute to a living nightmare

    Things started off great when we immediately got off trail (we wouldn’t know this till days later). We attempted to follow some GPS tracks I plucked from the internet. This involved scaling a wet, lushly vegetated and slippery mountainside... more

    Oct. 24, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

    Saskatchewan in October

    Once upon a time, “back in the days” (last year, in October) when the Greyhound bus still existed, a garter snake slithered out of the way, a pronghorn bounced over a fence, and I happened to step into cactus. This is the beginning of a most... more

    Oct. 24, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

    Bear Mountain – A loving tribute to a living nightmare

    In the late summer of 2016, my friend Dan and I attempted to climb Bear Mountain, a 2,400-metre tall peak situated in the North Cascades National Park, just south of British Columbia. The north buttress of this mountain offers 670 metres of superb... more

    Sep. 19, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Dianne Homan

    Walk, hike, stroll …

    Walk … “You weren’t in any hurry to walk,” my mother said as she showed me a photo of myself at 15 months, happily sitting on a blanket in the yard. But after a late start, there was no stopping me. more

    Sep. 05, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Sherri Green

    Ten days in Germany

    If I were to go to Germany, where would I go? There are so many possibilities. I usually have trouble deciding what to order off of a restaurant menu! I asked some friends and they helped me narrow down the possibilities. Their suggestion? Tour... more

    May 30, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Lillian Nakamura Maguire

    Cuba Impressions

    Passion – that’s the word that comes to mind when I reflect on my recent Cuban holiday in January. The passion of our tour guides throughout our travels. Their devotion to sharing their love of Cuba and how Cubans are working to build a more... more

    Apr. 11, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: Elke Reinauer

    Black forest cake in Namibia

    A group of bare-breasted native Himba women is disembarking a taxi to sell crafts at the park beneath the red and white lighthouse. While the owner of the nearby café starts chatting in German with a patron, a Herero woman in a colorful dress... more

    Apr. 04, 2018

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    Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: Dianne Homan

    This is the way...

    March is the perfect time of year to plan ahead for a “camino.” April and May in Spain offer green fields flecked with red poppies, storks nesting in bell towers, cuckoos calling in the woods and grape flowers smelling sweet on the vines... more

    Feb. 28, 2018

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    Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Dianne Homan

    The Power of ‘the camino’

    It's a walk, it's a pilgrimage. It's called “the camino” and it has the power to make people feel called to do it, the power to make people talk about it, the power to draw people back to do it again. The Camino de Santiago is an ancient... more

    Nov. 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Ben Barrett-Forrest

    Go Where The Road Takes You

    Many of us daydream about packing everything into a van and hitting the road at one time or another. For one Yukoner, 25-year-old Ben Barrett-Forrest, this is a dream come true, and it's happening at this very moment... more

    Oct. 04, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Alexander Mark Weber

    There and back

    The Nā Pali Coast’s Kalalau Trail is a stunning 18-kilometre there-and-back hike on the north coast of Kauai, Hawaii. Often topping Greatest-Hikes-in-the-World lists, along with Most-Dangerous-Hikes-in-the-World, it promises a rugged trek along... more

    Oct. 04, 2017

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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. 06, 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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