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Finding the Sound of Silence in Glacier Bay National Park

Finding the Sound of Silence in Glacier Bay National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 2, 2016 6

The quietest place you may ever experience is next to a little pond off the Forest Trail in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. Hiking there just a couple of weeks ago, I found myself

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Shipwrecked in Myanmar—No Problem! | Olaf’s Corner

Shipwrecked in Myanmar—No Problem! | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver March 17, 2016 0

Myanmar’s tropical sun laughed from a happy blue sky, but the mood of our travel group was introverted to the point of being somber. This was fair enough, since we had just survived the

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Missing Winter: the Iditarod and the American Birkebeiner

Missing Winter: the Iditarod and the American Birkebeiner

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 8, 2016 1

In January 1925, the children of Nome, Alaska, were dying. They were suffering from diphtheria. The town’s only physician, Dr. Curtis Welch, feared the epidemic would spread throughout Nome’s population of 1,400. He set

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Pushed Around on South Georgia Island | Olaf’s Corner

Pushed Around on South Georgia Island | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver March 7, 2016 0

The persistent nudge was annoying. A very large body was trying to push me off the camping mattress.  Snugly wrapped in my sleeping bag, I drowsily realized that the firm pressure was not from

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Video: David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in Space

Video: David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in Space

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 21, 2016 1

Last week, English musician David Bowie died at the young age of 69. Whatever you think of his music, he was widely regarded as an innovator, known for the intellectual depth of his work.

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Further Up the Amazon River

Further Up the Amazon River

Natural Habitat Adventures January 18, 2016 0

I’ve been to the Amazon before – several times, actually. I’ve led trips in the neo-tropics and been on more rain forest hikes than I could ever remember. So to say I thought I

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