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HIGH ON ADVENTURE 
Feature stories and photoessays for the Adventurous Traveler
Back issues @ Travel Destinations
SEPTEMBER, 2014 Vol 18 , No. 5  Lynn Rosen, Content Editor; Steve Giordano, Web Editor

  Poutine and eggs

TO BEE ... OR NOT, by Yvette Cardozo

The Fairmont Vancouver, B.C., Waterfront hotel’s rooftop honey bees have a fun history. Actually, they’re really on the pool level, but folks keep  calling it the rooftop. The five hives sit beside the hotel’s organic garden....more

  Hells Canyon rafting

SNAKING THROUGH HELLS CANYON: Heavenly times on and off the river, by Lee Juillerat
I had seen snippets of Hells Canyon from high above while flying in airplanes, but a five-day rafting/kayaking trip provided a water ouzel-eyed view of the river that's mostly inaccessible by road....more

 

 
  Hammock

THE OBSCURE CORNER of CALIFORNIA, by Larry Turner

A mother lode adventure gem hides in the far northeast corner of California: Modoc County. More officially, this gem is called Surprise Valley located in California's northeast corner. The First Americans called Surprise Valley 'The Smiles of God' and I concur!...more

  Portlandia statue

PORTLANDIA: Always Keeping it Weird, but Always Cool, Part I,
by Lynn Rosen

Travel with us aboard Amtrak from Bellingham,WA to Portland OR to experience beautiful coastal views on a hassel-free trip, check into the historic Multinomah Hotel, visit the Lan Sun Chinese Gardens around the corner and the historic Pittock Mansion in Part One of Portlandia....more

 
  Free-fall adventure
 

AN UN-BUCKET LIST OF OMG ADVENTURE MOMENTS, by Vicki Hoelfling Andersen
Some events we embark upon knowing they will be an adrenaline rush. Some undertakings dumbfound us with unexpected “surprises,” propelling them to another level. Then there are encounters that arrive like bombshells, totally unexpected but, hopefully, leave us unscathed.....more

 
  Mt. Shasta City

DISCOVERING NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA'S BACK ROADS AND TINY TOWNS, by Ted and Sylvia Blishak

If names of places like Burney, Chester, Graeagle, Maybe, and Quincy don't sound like they belong in the Golden State, you now know more about Northeastern California than you did ten seconds ago!...more

   

 

 

 

     
     
     
     
     
 

Who we are: For brief bios on the writers who form this Pacific Northwest collective, please click here.

 
     
 

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