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Is hiking the Inca Trail tough? Depends on whom you talk to

From the vault: Vanessa Kohut travelled for 21/2 months in South America. A highlight,… [more]

Is hiking the Inca Trail tough? Depends on whom you talk to Is hiking the Inca Trail tough? Depends on whom you talk to

They left the farm to see the world: Stop #3 Vietnam

Barb and Ben Dietrich, recently retired, travelled through Southeast Asia for three… [more]

They left the farm to see the world: Stop #3 Vietnam They left the farm to see the world: Stop #3 Vietnam

A magical trip to FloydFest in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Susan Hubay and her husband took their beloved VW van to the world music and arts… [more]

A magical trip to FloydFest in the Blue Ridge Mountains A magical trip to FloydFest in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Hiking the Berg Lake Trail in the shadow of Mt. Robson, British Columbia

Andrew Sunter and his 7-year-old son Aidan hiked the world-renowned Berg Lake Trail… [more]

Hiking the Berg Lake Trail in the shadow of Mt. Robson, British Columbia Hiking the Berg Lake Trail in the shadow of Mt. Robson, British Columbia

Hidcote Manor, Gloucestershire, England

Five years ago, my sister and I stood outside the gates of Hidcote Manor in a state… [more]

Hidcote Manor, Gloucestershire, England Hidcote Manor, Gloucestershire, England

Walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela

From the vault: Jessica Sunter walked this famous 780 km pilgrimage route, starting… [more]

Walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela Walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela

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William Spratling and Mexico’s silver city

William Spratling and Mexico’s silver city

Taxco (pronounced (“tass-ko”) is an enchanting colonial town about 160 km south of Mexico City with white-stucco buildings, red-tiled roofs, and steep cobbled streets that run anywhere and everywhere. It’s a national monument and a well preserved one at that. In the center of town is a small park (Plaza Borda) and bordering it is a cathedral (Parroquia de Santa Prisca) famous for its tall pink towers. This was my third visit to the town. The first time it was simply on impulse. I talked my (then) husband and kids into … Read entire article »

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Hiking the Berg Lake Trail in the shadow of Mt. Robson, British Columbia

Hiking the Berg Lake Trail in the shadow of Mt. Robson, British Columbia

Andrew Sunter and his 7-year-old son Aidan hiked the world-renowned Berg Lake Trail around Mt. Robson this summer. The trail brings you to the foot of Mt. Robson (3954 m), a “big mountain with big hazards” and the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies Trailhead (Elevation 862 m; Distance 0 km) The Berg Lake trail is in Mt. Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia. It’s one of the most scenic trails in Canada, and that’s saying something. The … Read entire article »