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Jon Krakauer and Me

Jon Krakauer and Me

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 6, 2010 9

The “Recommended Packing List” in my Pre-Departure Briefing booklet for the Canyons of the American Southwest trip suggested I bring the usual gear: everything from a wool sweater and polypropylene long underwear to a pair of

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Self-Portraits While Traveling Solo

Self-Portraits While Traveling Solo

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 1, 2010 7

When I sign up for group tours, more often than not I enroll as a single traveler. It’s not for lack of family or friends (I hope!); it’s because either I’m the only one

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Gators and turtles and rat snakes, oh my!

Gators and turtles and rat snakes, oh my!

Wendy Redal March 30, 2010 0

It was clear that a Cajun man who’d lived his whole life in South Louisiana had a better eye for spotting wildlife in a swamp than I did. “Look, there’s a barred owl, up

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In the Unplanned Moments, Travel Happens

In the Unplanned Moments, Travel Happens

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 25, 2010 9

There are probably just as many “types” of travelers as there are travelers. But when it comes to travel itineraries, you can generally break people down into two categories: those of the what-will-be-will-be ilk

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The Power of Place Names

The Power of Place Names

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 15, 2010 6

William Least Heat-Moon, author of such American travel books as Blue Highways (1982), River Horse: A Voyage Across America (1999), and Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey (2008), is one of my favorite writers.

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Nature Revisited

Nature Revisited

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 5, 2010 25

It was fall when I saw the little town of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada, for the first time. Like most of the other visitors there at that time of year, I went to see

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