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…

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Not Following Shackleton to Antarctica

Not Following Shackleton to Antarctica

This week I received my first blog-related email! It arrived in broken-English (always a red flag), from Oceanwide Expeditions, a company that had found …
Book Review: Heat

Book Review: Heat

Book review of Heat by Bill Buford, a biography of the chef Mario Batali and a memoir of the author's trips to Italy to …
Books & Tea, It’s a Librarian Life

Books & Tea, It’s a Librarian Life

Goodbye Swanage! I was sad to leave the beautiful British seaside and the delicious Dorset food, but at the same time, excited to return …
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