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Mist, Sun, Rain, and Snow: Capturing the Mood Swings of Yoho National Park

In winter, the only way to visit the best locations in Yoho National Park is to ski into the backcountry wilderness. Fortunately, since winter is an especially interesting time to photograph in the park, there are several alpine huts where you can warm up, cook, and sleep.<p>The name “Yoho” means “awe …

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I Heart My City: Lynda’s Dubai

Back in 2010, Houston-born schoolteacher <b>Lynda Martinez</b> traded the Gulf of Mexico for the Persian Gulf—with two sons in tow—when her husband was offered a job in <b>Dubai</b>. Though her “heart is still in Texas,” Lynda has grown fond of her current home base and shares the love on her blog, Longhorns and …

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Island of Nice: Sri Lanka

Fellow travelers frequently ask me if there are any places I have been that I would go back to in a heartbeat. Well, <b>Sri Lanka</b> quickly comes to mind (I’m currently planning my third trip there). Which, of course, begs the question: Why?<p><b>Here are seven reasons Sri Lanka is on my revisit list for</b> …

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Ascending Bhutan’s Sacred Tiger’s Nest

Changing Planet<p><b>PARO, Bhutan–</b>It’s a steep climb to Taktsang, a monastery hugging the side of a rocky cliff 3,000 feet above the Paro valley in Bhutan. But the going is fairly easy if taken slowly, for the path is well constructed and maintained and the mountain air is fresh and cool. It requires …

Exploring Fiji’s Gorge-ous Interior

On a raft floating down <b>Fiji</b>’s <b>Upper Navua River</b> gorge, under dangling 100-foot vines, time stops.<p>Like a tropical Grand Canyon, this gorge slices through the volcanic heart of <b>Viti Levu</b>—the largest island of the Fijian archipelago—and redefines island paradise.<p><b>> Good Call:</b> The Upper Navua represents …

Sherlock’s Cheeky Switzerland

A century-old church in the Swiss Alps has a surprising basement. Down a tight stairway, past a plate of bullets and a bent fireplace poker, ancient Afghan swords hang as décor. It’s all purposefully dark. That helps disguise any tobacco stains left by the chain-smoking inhabitants.<p>Meiringen’s</b> …

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Hōkūleʻa: Enjoying a Day Off

Changing Planet<p>Being a part of the Worldwide Voyage is a privilege that each crew member is grateful for. As such, our <i>kuleana</i>, or responsibilities, are numerous and our days are packed with duties, events, and outreach, both on and off the canoes. If we are not careful to find a balance in our …

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