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JULY/AUGUST 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 JULY/AUGUST 2021  
     
 
  Grand Canyon  

ADVENTURING FROM KANAB. TOROWEAP GRAND CANYON, WHITE POCKET, LAKE POWELL, BRYCE, SLOT CANYONS, TOADSTOOLS by Larry Turner
The view literally took my breath away, and nearly made me dizzy as I peered 3,000 feet below and caught my first glimpse of the mighty Colorado River.

 
         
  Virginia fire  

FIRE SAFETY TIPS (coming soon), by Lynn Rosen
Unless you’ve been under a rock or in a cave for the last few months, you know that we’re well into a drier-than-normal fire season this year. Whether you’re camping or hiking this summer, or staying around home, you can help prevent wildfires by reducing fire risks and following these wildfire safety tips.

 
         
  Katie at dollhouse with cats   TRAVEL DURING COVID,
by Yvette Cardozo

Just how 21st century can you get? I was on Alaska going home to Seattle. My son Larry was on American flying home to Los Angeles. With Wifi and Messenger, we were talking real time in the air. About his cryptocurrency purchases...
 
         
  Memorial flag raising sculpture  

LIVING MEMORIAL SCULPTURE GARDEN
Where War Veterans Are Remembered

by Lee Juillerat

The Living Memorial Sculpture Garden isn’t just another roadside attraction. It's a place to pause and reflect. The 11 metal sculptures are purposely designed to convey moods and expressions for the ages.

 
         
  Iceland soak bath  

REIMAGINING TRAVEL
by Vicki Hoefling Andersen

Where to travel now that we can? Think beyond typical places that draw gaggles of people. Imagine where you might realistically find experiences to expand your mind or feed your adventurous appetite. Here are a few examples that may provide some inspiration.

 
         
  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.
 
         
  condorshopedotcom   FEARSOME WILDLIFE
by Steve Giordano


Heard any good Sasquatch stories lately?  Do you wonder where they are when you're hiking in the woods?  Do you keep a camera handy just in case?
 
         
  Chinese water bus   LOOKING BACK TO TRAVEL BEFORE COVID IN CHINA, by Brad Hathaway
Before Covid hit travelers hard - closing borders and shutting down cities, states and nations world wide - China was a fine destination for incredibly inexpensive, all inclusive tour packages. Who knows, it may be again. But until then, it is fun to revisit some of the highlights of multiple visits from 2014 to 2019.
 
         
  Whale tail   A TALE OF A WHALE TAIL
by Jenna Van Valen via GoFundMe

Jenna Van Valen caught a great picture of a whale's fluke (the underside of the tail) while on a tour in Hawaii this January. She was told to send the photo to an organization which cataloged these photos to track the whales since a fluke is unique like a fingerprint.

 
         
  Trees are awesome  

TREES ARE AWESOME
by Trees.com staff
(Much more at trees.com)
In honor of Arbor Day, we’re celebrating this unique marvel of nature, and all of the many ways trees make our lives and our planet better. We appreciate trees for their aesthetic appeal, and providing shade and food, but did you know there’s a lot more to trees than colorful leaves and apples?