Leisurely sail along the Norfolk Broads

Leisurely sail along the Norfolk Broads

Cherie Thiessen / Delta Optimist July 29, 2016 My partner and skipper, David Dossor, loves munching kippers or a ploughman’s lunch while sipping the ales on tap in Britain...

Discover the Southern Gulf Islands

Discover the Southern Gulf Islands

Vancouver Sun, July 15 2016 We live within a life ring’s toss of one of the 52 places the New York Times recommended you should visit this year. Board a B.C. Ferry and within an...

Destination – Portland Island - A Park for all Seasons

Destination – Portland Island – A Park for all Seasons

For quiet hikes or island walks without seeing a soul, for pocket beaches perfect for swimming, for delving into island history, for checking out flora and fauna, for beautiful sce...

Riding the Rails – The Indian Pacific

Riding the Rails – The Indian Pacific

(First appeared on the website www.wavejourney.com, 4/10. Second rights, Just for Canadian Doctors, and Just for Canadian Dentists Magazines, 9/10.) I’m in the Aussie outback gho...

Turtle Trekking - In Search of Costa Rica's Arribadas

Turtle Trekking – In Search of Costa Rica’s Arribadas

(First appeared in Westworld Magazine, 6/04,second rights, website www.travelwriterstales.com.) Photos by Casa Romantica Beneath a dense black ledge of clouds a full moon hoists it...

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White Water and White Knuckles
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For Traveler Magazine Question: How do two ‘girlfriends’ celebrate their 60th birthdays? Answer: Well it obviously has to be naked bungy jumping or whitewater rafting. Given ou...

Two Wheeled Tourism – cycling New Zealand’s North Island
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(First appeared on www.touristtravel.com, 4/07 second rights Vancouver Sun 5/07.) Maori legend has it that at the site of the famous pohutukawa tree located at Cape Reinga, Maori s...

Turtle Trekking – In Search of Costa Rica’s Arribadas
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(First appeared in Westworld Magazine, 6/04,second rights, website www.travelwriterstales.com.) Photos by Casa Romantica Beneath a dense black ledge of clouds a full moon hoists it...

Patagonia Passage
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The Traveler text and photography by Cherie Thiessen I hold unto the side of the building to prevent the unrelenting Puerto Natales wind from turfing me onto the busy road. It has ...

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Leisurely sail along the Norfolk Broads
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Cherie Thiessen / Delta Optimist July 29, 2016 My partner and skipper, David Dossor, loves munching kippers or a ploughman’s lunch while sipping the ales on tap in Britain...

Discover the Southern Gulf Islands
Jul 16, 2016 | by | 2 Comments | Read →

Vancouver Sun, July 15 2016 We live within a life ring’s toss of one of the 52 places the New York Times recommended you should visit this year. Board a B.C. Ferry and within an...

Destination – The Perfect Penders
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North and South Pender combined may only be 36.6 sq. kilometres – but trust me – lots of attractions are crammed into these compact islands. Start with three marinas, o...

Destination – Portland Island – A Park for all Seasons
Feb 11, 2011 | by | No Comments | Read →

For quiet hikes or island walks without seeing a soul, for pocket beaches perfect for swimming, for delving into island history, for checking out flora and fauna, for beautiful sce...


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The Global Forest by Diana Beresford-Kroeger
The Global Forest by Diana Beresford-Kroeger

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Riding the Rails – The Indian Pacific
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(First appeared on the website www.wavejourney.com, 4/10. Second rights, Just for Canadian Doctors, and Just for Canadian Dentists Magazines, 9/10.) I’m in the Aussie outback gho...

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Quebec’s Magical Magdelens
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(First appeared on the website www.wavejourney.com, and longer story at www.transitionsabroad.com) Quebec’s Magdalen Islands, curled in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, ha...

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