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Solo traveler. Tales and tips.

Solo traveler. Tales and tips.

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No one expected me to be a solo woman traveler. I had never eaten a meal alone in a restaurant or traveled on my  own — except for business trips. I surprised everyone, including myself. You too can travel alone. I discovered it’s not lonely, it’s empowering. You’ll learn to talk to people: from taxi drivers, […]

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Active days, comfortable nights in  the Canadian Rockies.

Active days, comfortable nights in the Canadian Rockies.

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The Canadian Rockies Only an hour from Calgary, and three hours from San Francisco, the Canadian Rockies are a fabulous destination for adventurers and nature lovers. Most popular things to do Don’t miss Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper and the Icefields Parkway. If you go, you shouldn’t miss these, but to get a real taste of the […]

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Polar Bears and Beluga Whales

Polar Bears and Beluga Whales

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“Polar bears  move as if the country has belonged to them always.” John Muir, on a visit to the Arctic in 1899 Less than an hour after we landed in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada at the remote lodge on Hudson Bay, we saw our first polar bear. In fact, it was a cuddly-looking mother and cub […]

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Tour Company Gives Free Bike Trips to Great Teachers

Tour Company Gives Free Bike Trips to Great Teachers

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For over a decade, outstanding teachers have won free bike trips during their summer vacations, thanks to the generosity of Bicycle Tour Company, ExperiencePlus!    Teachers have biked in Europe and South America so that in the Fall, when they return to the classroom they have shared what they learned about geography, ecology, history, culture, […]

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Finding Latin America’s Sea Turtles

Finding Latin America’s Sea Turtles

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I had heard Panama had great bird-watching, eco-lodges and indigenous cultures, but until recently, I had never heard of the country’s Bocas del Toro islands – or that this archipelago excelled in bird-watching, eco-lodges and indigenous peoples’ culture. With nine main islands, several large bays and a national marine park, this area in the northwestern […]

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Hawaii Five Adventures – Fins and Paddles on the Kona Coast

Hawaii Five Adventures – Fins and Paddles on the Kona Coast

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Leaving the rainforest and volcanoes behind, we traded our backpacks for fins, goggles and paddles on the Kona Coast. There is a world of difference between the east and the west coasts of the Big Island. One side is wet and verdant; the other side is dry and volcanic. We moved our base to the […]

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Hawaii five Adventures – Bike the Rim of the Volcano

Hawaii five Adventures – Bike the Rim of the Volcano

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Bike the Rim of the Volcano The forty-five minute drive from Hilo to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park leads you to one of the twenty World Heritage sites in North America and the only one in Hawaii. The Visitors Center was a good place to get our bearings and hear the ranger’s talk before we joined […]

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Grass Roots Philanthropy. Biked 3,115 miles Across America for Charity and Challenge.

Grass Roots Philanthropy. Biked 3,115 miles Across America for Charity and Challenge.

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No stilettos. No shopping… just pedaling to promote strong bones for life!    www.bondgirlsbikeamerica.com The Bond Girl Team, composed of Marybeth, her 22-year-old daughter and a friend, biked 3,114 miles from the Pacific to the Atlantic and raised $52,000 for the National Osteoporosis Foundation for research and education. Their all-female campaign brought awareness to the […]

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