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Hiking in Mexico: Inside and Outside Patzcuaro on Foot
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It was Saturday. The sky was clear and blue. The air cool. The sun warm and getting warmer. It was time to go hiking in Mexico. Setting out from our house in the central part of a gorgeous Mexican town … Read More

Mark Moxon’s Account of Walking Britain End to End
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Walking Britain End to End When I Walk, I Bounce: Walking from Land’s End to John o’Groats Mark Moxon, self published, 2014 Softcover, 236 pages For me, the best way to ruin a great hike is to put a heavy pack … Read More

What happens on the Camino de Santiago failed to stay on the Camino
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What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim: A Midlife Misadventure on Spain’s Camino de Santiago de Compostela Jane Christmas Greystone Books, Vancouver, 2007, 295 pages   What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim, Jane Christmas’s entertaining and oftentimes humorous tale of her … Read More

Hiking in Central America: Guatemalan Style
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Overview When asked to name my favourite hike, my standard response is: “The one I’m currently hiking.” Hardly original, but safe—and usually true. That being said, the hikes I find most memorable are those that test me to the point … Read More

An Explorer is Born: Canoeing Canada’s North
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Alone Against the North Adam Shoalts Penguin Random House Canada, 2015, 296 pages   My first impression of Adam Shoalts, author of Alone Against the North, was that he was a wacko—crazier than the Crazy Canucks. Who else would seek … Read More

How to Acquire More of Less
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On Trails: An Exploration reminds me of a path that passes through deep, luscious forests only to pop out onto rich open farm fields after somewhat grudgingly following sidewalks within towns and villages. Along the way, it struggles across stretches … Read More