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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

Alone in the Wilderness
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I slept alone in a tent on my own little island in the middle of the French River on Thursday night. The thought of there being nothing more than a thin sheet of nylon between me, and the bears and … Read More

Weekending in Caledon: Hamptons of the North?
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A 2014 Toronto Life article compared Caledon to the Hamptons, that collection of tony mansions on Long Island’s east end. “Like the Hamptons,” the author wrote, “Caledon is not so much a town as an evocation of a fantasy – … Read More

Hiking Mexico-style: A little bit of everything
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From elegant outhouses to zip lines, frocks to ice cream, and hovels to mansions, a day hike in Mexico plays on all of your senses and then some. Without knowing what to expect, we headed out under sparkling skies and … Read More

Hiking Mexico’s Sierra Norte — Facts & Info
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For anyone who has enjoyed some of my stories about hiking in Mexico’s Sierra Norte, here are the facts so you could do it yourselves some time. 1.Where to get information about hiking in the Sierra Norte? Visit Expediciones Sierra … Read More

You Can’t tell a Mexican Book by its Cover
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When we organized our Oaxacan hiking trip, we arranged to spend a night living with a Mexican family. At the time, it seemed like a good idea. However, as we neared the village of La Neveria, I began losing my … Read More