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White Water and White Knuckles

November 16th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Adventure

White Water and White Knuckles

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 our age, the latter seemed a kinder option for all involved. When it comes to slamming into 2 storey waves and getting sucked down, chewed up and spit out […]

Two Wheeled Tourism – cycling New Zealand’s North Island

November 16th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Adventure

Two Wheeled Tourism – cycling New Zealand’s North Island

(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 spirits depart on their journey to their final resting place. A weathered white lighthouse also marks this northernmost point of New Zealand where the Pacific Ocean and […]

Turtle Trekking – In Search of Costa Rica’s Arribadas

November 16th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Adventure, Headline

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 itself above the horizon, revealing the best place to cross the swollen rivers. We can’t believe our luck. The downpour that has assailed us since dawn has stopped just in time […]

Patagonia Passage

April 22nd, 2009  |  by  |  published in Adventure

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 already scooped up at least five travellers, backpacks and all. One of the airborne was my partner, who is now laid up in […]