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MAY/JUNE 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 MAY/JUNE 2021  
     
 
  Iceland geyser  

EDITOR'S MESSAGE ON OUR STORIES DURING THE PANDEMIC by Lynn Rosen
We at High On Adventure continue to live with the fact that life has changed for all of us over this past difficult year. Since our last issue, we are glad to report that there has been good news on the increased numbers of people getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

 
         
  Grand Canyon  

SPRING BREAK: SKI SLOPES to the GRAND CANYON by Larry Turner
...and stops along the way of his post vaccination meanderings. I was traveling with my ‘96 GMC pickup, ‘Rocinante,’ and full camper, ‘Further In.’ I wanted to ‘motel-it’ so that I could watch the extraordinary NCAA Final Four game between Gonzaga and UCLA.

 
         
  Ravean charger/hand warmer  

GEAR AND PRODUCT REVIEWS, by Lynn Rosen

Hand warmers and power banks have been done and done before. But the Ravean combo combines the two devices into one with solutions to these issues that are as stylish and durable as they are warm and cozy.

 
         
  Plate of Icelandic fish   Traditional Icelandic Food,
by Yvette Cardozo


"They really didn't pee on the shark. It only smells that way," the chef was telling me as I peered dubiously at a bowl of white cubes amid the pile of curious Icelandic munchies on a wooden tray.

 
         
  Kinney Camp buildings  

PLACES WORTH SLOWING DOWN FOR:
Visiting Overlooked Towns and Places, by Lee Juillerat

Ever wonder about some of the places you drive past? Who lives there? Where does that side road lead? How did the name come about? Follow along with three vignettes of places worth knowing.

 
         
  Seahorse statue, Puerto Vallarta  

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
by Vicki Hoefling Andersen


What enthralls me about Puerto Vallarta is the beguiling way it compacts all my favorites into one locale. Noticeably and refreshingly exotic, it is also pleasantly familiar and recognizeable because so many Americans and Canadians have relocated here.

 
         
  Tim Pilgrim, poet laureate  

TIMOTHY PILGRIM, HIGH ON ADVENTURE'S POET LAUREATE
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.