Monthly Archives: February 2015

Riding the Niagara Rapids in a Jetboat

“This will not keep you dry. Nothing will keep you dry!” This was the pep talk we received from the crew as they handed out heavy, yellow rain ponchos prior to the first time I rode the Niagara Rapids. And … Continue reading

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On The Trail Of The Klondike Gold Rush By Train & Bike

In 1898, prospectors of the Klondike Gold Rush toiled their way up Alaska’s Coastal Mountains and into the Yukon, in the hopes of striking it rich. Most saw their dreams evaporate, and many never even returned home. Over a hundred … Continue reading

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Old Faithful By Snowmobile

I am so (or make that, ‘snow’) lucky! This week I’m snowmobiling in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, about 80 miles northwest of Montreal. I’m accompanied by Rich & Sue, as always, but we’re also joined by our regular snowmobiling partners, Jeff & Kathleen … Continue reading

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Columbia Icefield Glacial Adventure

Over the last couple of Wednesdays I’ve shared some of my exploits on (and above) the Juneau Icefield in Alaska. And with the cold and snow still firmly entrenched here at home, I thought I’d continue the glacial Which Way … Continue reading

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Skywalking above the Grand Canyon

Last year, I wrote about arriving at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon only to find the whole thing filled with smoke (see The Grand Canyon On Fire!). Now, if that had been my first view of the world’s … Continue reading

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Juneau Icefield, Part II: Hiking On A Glacier

I know there are ‘travellers’ out there who think that cruise ships are for the old, the infirm and the boring. They’ve clearly never been cruising with me… Last week, I described our helicopter ride up onto the Juneau Icefield. … Continue reading

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