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Read This: Hidden Gems of the Northern Great Lakes: A Trail and Paddling Guide

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We are SO excited to share an extraordinary new book by writer, photographer, and paddler Madeline Marquardt, entitled Hidden Gems of the Northern Great Lakes: A Trail and Paddling Guide. She has worked as a sea kayaking guide in the Apostle Islands, English teacher in Armenia, and paddled and hiked extensively throughout the Lake Superior Reg

Travel is about the Journey: Climbing Kilimanjaro

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More people have climbed Kilimanjaro than one might imagine. I asked everyone I could what they knew about Kili. After much well-intended but useless advice, Sue, a client of mine, provided some crucial tips: “It’s freezing on the top. Bring the warmest clothes you have.” She shivered in remembrance. 

Top Five Hidden Gems in Michigan for Hikers and Paddlers

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Publisher's note: We absolutely LOVE this book. Click here to read our author interview! 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Your Impact Makes a Difference

by Stacey Ebert / May 03, 2021 /
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When Harry Potter received the gift of his invisibility cloak, the note attached proclaimed, “use it well.” Perhaps that’s a message from which we can all benefit. It’s possible that it also pertains to far more than that invisibility cloak that may or may not be hanging in each of our closets. Perhaps, for both the muggles and magic folk of the world, ‘use it well’ applies to our impact, our attitude, and our choices. That impact resonates. It echoes in how we treat people, how we connect, how we enter the world, and how we leave the spaces and people with whom we interact.

Project 9: A Tribute to Beloved Tony Award-winning Musical NINE

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Musical lovers! Broadway star Glory Crampton has a new project, entitled Project 9, that we KNOW you'll be interested in. A veteran of over forty productions, Crampton created the role of Christine in the highly acclaimed Phantom (A musical based on the Phantom of the Opera legend), written by Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit, who created the Broadway musicals Titanic and Nine. Project 9 is an amazing COVID-era interpretation based on the film Fellini's 8 ½ and its stars.

Music for Making it Through Changes

by Kerry Dexter / Apr 23, 2021 /
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It continues to be a time of ups and down, of change and shifting times. There's the promise of spring, or of autumn, depending on your place on the globe. Seasons of change in nature and seasons of change in all other aspects of life, as well.

Discover Canada: a Traveller’s Guide

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So you’re thinking of taking a trip to the Great White North, eh? Great choice! Canada is full of unforgettable experiences waiting to happen.

Of course, being the second-biggest country on Earth means that it’s unrealistic to think of Canada as just one destination. The landscapes, culture, towns and cities, and even the language vary across its 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles). And that’s before we get to the dramatic difference between visiting in summer and winter.

Motorcycle Camping Gear: 10 Must-Have Items

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These days, camping isn't a monolithic experience. You can go primitive camping, RV camping, even "glamping," or luxury camping. 

For the dedicated motorcyclist, those remote stretches of road can lead to excellent camping sites. Also, with these 10 essentials, you'll have what you need for a successful camping trip.

Motorcycle on a winding road in the mountains. From Motorcycle Camping Gear: 10 Must-Have Items

#VolunteerAbroadBecause ... You'll Make Meaningful Connections

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Madeline Marquardt is a writer, photographer, and paddler currently based in Grand Marais, Minnesota. She has worked as a sea kayaking guide in the Apostle Islands, English teacher in Armenia, and paddled and hiked extensively throughout the Lake Superior Region and state of Michigan. You can find her at madelinemarquardt.com, where she writes about the outdoors and adventure travel.

History Comes Alive at Colorado’s Vista Verde Ranch

by Sandy Bornstein / Apr 13, 2021 /
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As we drove on the long driveway, bounded by deep mounds of snow, leading into Colorado’s Vista Verde Ranch, I admired the pristine beauty of the dude ranch’s spectacular location, approximately 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs. I simultaneously began to wonder about the original settlers who were compelled to reside in this remote wilderness which is now surrounded mostly by the Routt National Forest.

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