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Biking in Vietnam from the mountains to the coast

Biking in Vietnam from the mountains to the coast

Dalat is nestled in the mountains of Vietnam and Nha Trang is a coastal town. Stephanie Jack decided that biking down the mountain would be an interesting way to get from one town to the … Read entire article »

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

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

 Vanessa Kohut travelled for 21/2 months in South America. A highlight, of course, was hiking the infamous Inca Trail.  The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a hard trek and you really have to push yourself … Read entire article »

An unexpected trek through Dogon Country, Mali

An unexpected trek through Dogon Country, Mali

Having a wife who works on international missions offers protection from the predictable and the routine.  One day she’s at home taking care of the usual things; three days later she’s on an airplane to … Read entire article »

Canoeing the Barrens for 56 days with 12 teenagers

Canoeing the Barrens for 56 days with 12 teenagers

Vanessa Kohut was the co-leader on this extensive canoe trip beyond the tree line in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The Barrens are in northern Canada. It’s called that because it is above the tree … Read entire article »

Canyoning in Vietnam

Canyoning in Vietnam

The sport of canyoning involves hiking, repelling, swimming and sliding down waterfalls through a canyon. Stephanie Jack went canyoning for the first time in Vietnam and found it exciting, but was a little scared for … Read entire article »

Flagship of the Rockies: Lake O’Hara to Abbot Pass Hut

Flagship of the Rockies: Lake O’Hara to Abbot Pass Hut

Andrew Sunter spent the weekend hiking, scrambling and climbing in one of the most beautiful places in the Canadian Rockies. The area around Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park, British Columbia is probably one of the … Read entire article »

Should we take the ‘road of death’ to the Amazon?

Should we take the ‘road of death’ to the Amazon?

The ‘road of death’ (aka the North Yungas Road) has been called the world’s most dangerous highway. It starts in La Paz, Bolivia (the world’s highest capital city) and winds down to the Amazon, dropping … Read entire article »

A road trip through Northern Canada

A road trip through Northern Canada

Tom Sunter and his son Andrew had a father-son trip through British Columbia, up the Inside Passage to Alaska, over to Whitehorse in the Yukon, to Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories then down … Read entire article »

Losing the trail in Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park, Canada

Losing the trail in Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park, Canada

Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park in British Columbia is world renowned for its magnificent beauty and many trekking opportunities. It is unspoiled wilderness with trails providing the only land access. Andrew Sunter and his wife Erin … Read entire article »

Climbing a volcano in Ecuador

Climbing a volcano in Ecuador

Alison Payne spent three months backpacking from Quito, Ecuador to Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a side trip to the Galapagos Islands.  She often travelled alone and off the beaten path.  Latacunga is a plateau town 89km … Read entire article »

Hiking the West Coast Trail in Canada

Hiking the West Coast Trail in Canada

The West Coast Trail is part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. It is backed by the Insular Mountain Range of Vancouver Island and faces the open Pacific Ocean. There were so many shipwrecks … Read entire article »

Stuck in the mud on a Tanzanian safari

Stuck in the mud on a Tanzanian safari

Ever since I was a kid I’ve wanted to go to Africa to see the animals, particularly elephants. When I found myself in Tanzania volunteering for three months with a Canadian organization, I was elated … Read entire article »

Walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela

Walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela

Jessica Sunter walked this famous 780 km pilgrimage route, starting in France and reaching Santiago de Compostela 40 days later. She walked every step of the way. Question: What is the Camino de Santiago de Compostela? Answer: … Read entire article »

The prince and the Great Thar Desert

The prince and the Great Thar Desert

I was travelling on my own in Rajasthan—the Land of the Kings—and it was Valentine’s  Day. So when a handsome young man offered to take me to a place where there were no tourists, where, … Read entire article »

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