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MAR/APR 2021, OUR 25TH YEAR
A bi-monthly adventure travel magazine
by a Pacific Northwest consortium of journalist/photographers.

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  FEATURED TRAVEL STORIES FOR MARCH/APRIL 2021  
     
 
  Iceland geysir  

EDITOR'S MESSAGE ON OUR STORIES DURING THE PANDEMIC by Lynn Rosen
We have begun to share some pre-COVID-19 travel experiences. A number of our writers have shared their crisis experiences as well. With the advent of the promising new vaccines, we all hope that expanded travel can resume again in the near future.

 
         
  Chiapas swimmers  

WATERY WONDERS OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO
by Vicki Hoefling Andersen


Along the Pacific Coast, LA ENCRUCIJADA BIOSPHERE RESERVE encompasses 560 square miles of wetlands, lagoons, sandbars and some of Mexico’s tallest mangroves. The diversity is so rich and unique, in 2006 it was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

 
         
  Avalanche sign  

AVALANCHE DANGER AND HOW TO AVOID GETTING CAUGHT, by Lynn Rosen

Since the numbers of avalanche fatalities around the globe are increasing this season, Lynn Rosen shares some life-saving tips on how to avoid getting caught. Plan ahead and observe warnings - always elementary but critical advice.

 
         
  Klamath Waterfowl Preserve  

KLAMATH BASIN NATIONALl WILDLIFE REFUGE COMPLEX by Larry Turner
The two refuges, Lower Klamath and Tule Lake, represent the heart of the Pacific Flyway ... a major stopover for migratory birds during autumn and spring.The skies are pulsating with spring and autumn wing-beats, as several million birds pass through, stop to rest, and forage on their migratory journeys.

 
         
  Bast food in Richmond, BC   EAT STREET IN RICHMOND, BC
by Yvette Cardozo


It's called, simply, "Eat Street." That, at least, is how locals refer to the stretch in Richmond, BC, along Alexandra Road that is end-to-end mouthwatering authentic Asian food.

 
         
  Black turnstone bird  

HAVING THE HOTS FOR YACHATS (Gem of the Oregon Coast): Hiking, Sightseeing and - Yummers! Eating, by Lee Juillerat
Any time of the year, but especially in winter and early spring, weather conditions can flip 180 degrees within a matter of hours. Our stay was for only a few days so even a single day of clear skies needed to be savored and well-used. It was.

 
         
  Fox statue with key  

LOOKING BACK TO TRAVEL BEFORE COVID: A BRIEF VISIT TO JAPAN by Brad Hathaway

One of Kyoto’s most visited Shinto shrines is Fushimi Inari-taisha … the shrine with its thousand orange Torii, or gates, framing the path up to and down from the upper shrine where a Fox with a key in its mouth symbolizes the messengers with reports on the productivity of rice granaries.

 
         
  Timothy Pilgrim poet  

LAUNCHING HIGH ON ADVENTURE'S POET LAUREATE, TIMOTHY PILGRIM
Widely published for over 50 years, his poems "...gain enough grace to repaint souls, eat bitter hearts, force-feed geese…explode mosquitos, count ravens, zigzag mow, herd flies, do gravestone math, vacuum cats…fence in darkness, recite night sky, dream all the blackness back to light.” Or not.

 
   
 
Enjoy Larry Turner's 1-minute video of Tundra Swans near Mt. Shasta in the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex.