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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Take a drive south of Whitehorse, using the mountain range and tall pines as your guide, you will find yourself in the lovely community of Carcross. In this little hub works a very talented jeweller, Shelley MacDonald. She has been working away in... Read more

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Kim Melton

A square, two-storey guest house with bare, small rooms and a simple kitchen is snugged in between the trailer-cum-farmhouse and the sheep barn. The collection of buildings looks tiny against a sweeping backdrop: a deep valley that winds away from... Read more

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Although Iceland has been getting a lot of press lately as a hot – metaphorically and geologically speaking – tourist destination, it hardly seems a likely go-to spot for an agricultural experience. That however is exactly what landed me in the... Read more

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: Willow Gamberg

The final week of Icelandic adventuring saw us completing the Ring Road, which encircles the whole country and has tourist spots dotted along the way. We followed it east and gradually north through glacier-domed mountains, bucolic sheep folds,... Read more

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Willow Gamberg

The road that encircles Iceland, called Highway 1 or the Ring Road, offers access to many of the sights on the tourist track, called the Golden Circle. We explored the usual postcard sights; geysers, rift valleys, craggy ocean shores, and flat, ... Read more

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Willow Gamberg

Spring in Iceland is a mostly cold, grey affair, strikingly suited to the harsh, rugged landscape. The road into the capital city, Reykjavik, from the airport in Keflavik, cuts through rocky, volcanic terrain, reminiscent of Martian landscape in... Read more

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Willow Gamberg

I would like to revoke the claim I made in my introduction about being a seasoned traveller, because I have made an embarrassingly rookie mistake. Today I write you from a vibrant cultural hotbed, as per the plan. Unfortunately, it is not Reykjavik.. Read more

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Issue: 2016-06-02, ILLUSTRATION: kozzi.com

Hvernig segir maður, “I'm completely lost” á íslensku? What's that, you say? Icelandic is one of the most difficult languages to learn? On second thought, perhaps I'll just fall back on the old standard; hand gestures and a confused, perpetually... Read more

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PHOTOS: Nellie Dale

Blönduós is a small town situated at the mouth of River Blanda, in northwest Iceland. Iceland is largely an Arctic desert punctuated by mountains, glaciers, geysers, hot springs, volcanoes and waterfalls. Most of the vegetation and agricultural areas Read more

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