5 Tips for Safely Enjoying the Alaskan Wilderness

The tourist season has started in Alaska, and that means the cruise ship passengers are up to their usual yearly antics. Namely, wearing white sneakers and then acting surprised to find mud on the Alaskan rain forest trails! This annual performance of visitors to the Alaskan wilderness always reminds me of Jon Krakauer’s Into the

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Follow Robert Service to the Yukon for a Winter Weekend

The ballads of Robert Service hold a special place in my library. I have always been captivated by the history of the Klondike Gold Rush. These are stories of lawless temporary towns filled with gruff miners and prostitutes, stories of crimes of passion and looting. Robert Service, although he only lived in the Yukon after

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2015 Holiday Gift Suggestions & Wishlist

Happy Holidays! I hope you’re all enjoying the December holidays so far! I may be a little late in posting this, but we’ll have to chalk it up to too much holiday-ing. If you’ve been scouring internet sites as I have, in the search for the perfect gift for someone (and then consequently just finding

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Travel Log: London Travel Tips

This entry is part 22 of 25 in the series London & Dorset, UK

This entry is part 22 of 25 in the series London & Dorset, UKAre you thinking about traveling to London?    Here are my retrospective travel tips: 1. Have an accessible notepad to write down recommendations for sights and restaurants you may gain from locals. (Don’t miss that delicious restaurant because you couldn’t remember the name!)

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