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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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    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. 09, 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. 07, 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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