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Up the Yellowknife

Up the Yellowknife

Jack Stefanyk leaned on his paddle and chewed his lip looking off a rock outcrop down at the river raging below. I looked down at the river, too; and then over at Jack.  I looked back at…

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Peaking in Peru

Peaking in Peru

“The Knot!” barks the instructor. “If you leave here knowing nothing else, remember that! It will save your life.” We all stop smiling and study the double Figure Eight tied through the belay loops of…

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Where Culture and Commerce Meet

Where Culture and Commerce Meet

Cross-legged with eyes half shut, Somboon Gavichi’s upper body sways to the hypnotic, almost nasal whine that emanates from a light, two-stringed instrument he bows. For centuries, the Sa-lor as it is called, has been…

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Sunset over Dolarog Wharf

Sunset over Dolarog Wharf

El Nido, Philippines – It was amazing how fast it set, the sun. My back was to the shore as I wound my way through coconut treed lawn of the Dolarog.  It was dark inside…

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Palawan: Island Hopping

Palawan: Island Hopping

El Nido, Philippines – It’s hard to hear over the one-cylinder banging of the banca’s engine.  We left the kids of Papa John Center a while back and are now ‘holed up’ under the posh…

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Man Bites Dog

Man Bites Dog

Hanoi, VN – A skinny waiter steps toward our table as I flip through a grease-stained menu of items I cannot pronounce. “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse,” I say to my buddy…

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Songkran: Thai New Year

Songkran: Thai New Year

WATER FIGHT!!! What began centuries ago as a traditional celebration of the Thai astrological new year has devolved into a friendly national water fight geared to stave off the hottest days of the Thai year….

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