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HIGH ON ADVENTURE, the adventure travel magazine 
Feature stories and photoessays for the Adventurous Traveler
Back issues @ Travel Destinations
November/December, 2020 Vol 24 , No. 5 (OUR 24TH YEAR!)  
Lynn Rosen, Content Editor; Steve Giordano, Web Editor

HOA Editor’s Note: November/December 2020

At press time, we know that the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold. We hope that our stories bring you some armchair travel delights and prepare you for whatever roadblocks you might encounter along your highways. Stay safe, be well, wear your masks when you must go out, social distance and wash those paws. We’ll be back again in January when we all hope we can safely go out and explore a bit farther from home.

 

Mountain road with red truck

 

Las Vegas magic floating act

 


Crossing a trail bridge in the Diamond Lake Wilderness

 

COVID-19 TIME ADVENTURING IN THE AMERICAN WEST
by Larry Turner



LAS VEGAS: ORIGINAL DOWNTOWN AND SIDE TRIPS
byYvette Cardozo


 

HIKING CLOSE TO HOME:
Backpacking in the Diamond Lake Wilderness

by Lee Juillerat

 

My traveling world has not slowed down since I live in a small rural community and have the benefit of slipping out my back gate to some remote and beautiful places.




I thought I had pretty much “done” Vegas to death. I’ve been here off and on since the ‘70s when Downtown WAS Vegas. And now, once again, when it’s doing a bit of everything.


 

 



Faraway places have a special allure. There’s a sense of anticipation, of the unknown, of something different about visiting places that require a journey. But sometimes that longing to travel means missing equally alluring places closer to home.

 

Tule Lake

 

 

Crossingthe line

 

 

Mother and daughters hiking

 
 

OREGON ALIVE
by Vicki Hoefling Andersen



 

DANGEROUS PLACES TO TRAVEL NOW
© by Christopher Elliott






PERFECT FAMILY VACATIONS IN TIMES OF HEALTH CRISIS
by Rebecca Brown


 
 

Countless sanctuaries and reserves are set aside for Oregon's wildlife–18 National Wildlife Refuges and three Marine sites including the Oregon Islands, 1,853 islands, rocks and reefs along the coastline.


 







If you’re wondering where the most unhealthy places are to visit during the coronavirus outbreak, here’s a definitive guide.


 



 



With international travel not being a viable option for many, the key is in thinking small. There are a lot of safe, minimal-contact options in and around your city - read on for a couple of ideas.

 


 
   

 

Les Furnanz





 


 
 

 


Highonadventure co-founder Les Furnanz, 1946-2020





 
 


 

Les and his wife Rita began highonadventure.com in 1995, years ahead of the times.They were both members of the North American Ski Journalists Association. In an early folly of NASJA adapting to the electronic age, it disqualified them from membership by not accepting the website as legitimate membership credentials because they sold the advertising themselves.

Undaunted, Les and Rita continued building the site and in 2004 sold it to four of their friends and colleagues: Lee Juillerat, Larry Turner, Lynn Rosen, and Steve Giordano. Highonadventure.com now has three additional co-owners: Vicki Andersen, Yvette Cardozo, and Sylvia Blishak.

Les was a regular contributor through 2019. His passion for travel led him to six continents and French became his second language.

We miss Les a lot and our hearts go out to our friend Rita.




 



 


 
     


     
 

Who we are: For brief bios on the writers who form this Pacific Northwest collective, please click here.

 

 

   
 
 Comments and Suggestions: lynrosen@gmail.com; rsgiordano@gmail.com
 
   
         
   
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