What will World War III look like?

If we are all fighting this novel germ warfare, then we need to act like soldiers and obey our commanding officers. Staying home indefinitely may be the hardest order you've ever been given. And the most critical.

Japan’s Enduring Beauty

I used to think of Japan as an almost mythical place where exotic goods came from, but few ever went. Once there, I realized this insular society has been cultivating an eye for beauty for centuries.

Iceland Will Blow You Away

I was continually being blown away -- in all senses -- by the meterorological, topographical and geological wonders and anomalies of this tiny island in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Ethical Elephant Sanctuaries Training Tourists in Thailand

We quickly learn that this country has embraced the protection and care of their endangered elephant.

Remembering My Grandfather’s Great War

"Your grandfather never fought at Vimy," says our battlefield tour guide. "He was wounded in 1916 in the Battle of the Somme. That's probably what saved his life."

Safari Luck and Lessons in South Africa

We are witnessing the primal circle of life and we are experiencing it with our senses heightened.

Iceland is In – active volcanic island is a tourist hotspot

After a 17-hour layover, Iceland had edged its way onto my bucket-list, and I knew what I wanted to do when I came back.

Braving the Glacier Skywalk

 Even though I’m afraid of heights, there’s plenty of places to pose and ponder along the Glacier Skywalk   "Come on, you can do it," coaxes the woman in uniform when she sees me falter. She is standing two feet away and 280 m (918 ft) above the Sunwapta Valley, on the glass-floored platform of the... Continue Reading →

Bears a Spring hazard on mountain golf courses

 Grizzlies are more frequently sighted in Jasper National Park than anywhere else in Alberta It's not often a resort golf course presents a hazard that could be life-threatening, but this is springtime and I'm playing in the Canadian Rockies, so I paused to read  the white warning notice stamped to a fence post by the tee... Continue Reading →

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