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    Western New Mexico

    From Mogollon Cliff Dwellers to Geronimo and Billy the Kid to this author, we have all made our mark on western New Mexico Read more

    Aug. 04, 2020

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    Issue: 2020-03-11, PHOTO: Lauren Humble

    Japan must-sees

    It's hard to pick out highlights when the whole country is beautiful, but I’ll do my best to separate out a few must-sees. Read more

    Mar. 11, 2020

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    Issue: 2020-03-04, Credit: Lauren Humble

    Japan in a nutshell

    I had high hopes for Japan and my expectations were still blown out of the water. I don’t think I could be more in support of absolutely everyone making time to go explore this very special place. I have always had a soft spot for Asia; its way of... Read more

    Mar. 04, 2020

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    Issue: 2020-02-19, PHOTO: Dianne Homan

    Small world, eh?

    It’s a small world, at least along one of its dimensions – the line between Canada and Spain. There I was in Spain a few months ago walking the Camino de Santiago, a 1200 year old pilgrimage route, and already I’d met an orthodontist from Ottawa... Read more

    Feb. 19, 2020

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    Kylie Campbell

    Discover the Okanagan

    The last day involved experiencing the Okanagan bucket list’s top winery—Mission Hill. We booked half an hour in advance for the Mission Hill Sommelier Experience. Read more

    Oct. 09, 2019

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    Issue: 2019-10-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Kylie Campbell

    Discover the Okanagan

    Breathtaking views, delicious food and delectable wines. The Okanagan is the top wine destination in the world, according to Huffington Post and I had to go find out how true it is. Day one incorporated incredible views, delicious food and... Read more

    Oct. 02, 2019

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    Issue: 2019-09-11, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

    Discover the Okanagan

    Breathtaking views, delicious food and delectable wines. The Okanagan is the top wine destination in the world, according to the Huffington Post, and I had to find out if they were right. Read more

    Sep. 11, 2019

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    Issue: 2019-07-31, PHOTO: Lillian Nakamura Maguire

    A tasting tour of Portugal

    I’m not a real connoisseur of fine dining, but I do enjoy trying out new tastes and exploring local foods, especially when I’m travelling. Portugal provided lots of opportunity for that when my friend and I went there in late March and early April. Read more

    Jul. 31, 2019

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    Issue-2019-07-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Doug Sack

    Forgotten Town

    Two prominent American tourism publications hit the streets recently. Neither included much of a mention of Dyea, except to list the Dyea Campground in Skagway and note that it is the start of the Chilkoot Trail to the Klondike. Read more

    Jul. 10, 2019

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    Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: Lillian Nakamura Maguire

    When in Faro… Portugal

    Here are some of my tips on travel to Portugal as a curious 70-year-old with a “willing to try it at least once” philosophy. This is based on two weeks travelling by train with another 69-year-old woman in late March and April... Read more

    May 15, 2019

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    Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

    One woman’s tale travelling solo in Iran

    In 2016 I was living in the Republic of Georgia and travelled to the Islamic Republic of Iran for two months solo. Where and why you may ask? Two years prior I was travelling through Eastern Europe, and while in Ukraine, I met travellers heading... Read more

    Mar. 06, 2019

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    Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: Dianne Homan

    Endings and beginnings

    It was the end of my first camino, the ancient pilgrimage route across Spain, and I never wanted to put those dang boots on again. For the previous decade, they had served me well and felt comfortable during many one-to-four-day hikes. After a... Read more

    Feb. 27, 2019

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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... Read 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... Read 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... Read more

    Oct. 24, 2018

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