By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
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By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
Wednesday newsletters always feature a luxury hotel and/or flight review. Last August, I enjoyed a great (but rainy and even snowy) stay in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, one of the world’s most pristine wilderness areas on a scale difficult to imagine. You can read my trip reports here: Trip report: British Airways A380 Business Class from London to Vancouver Review: Post Hotel & Spa Review: Fairmont Banff Hot Springs Hotel Review: Emerald Lake Lodge Review: Lake Moraine Lodge Review: Mount Engaldine Lodge (today) Review: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (to be published later) Trip report: British Airways B787-8 (Dreamliner) Business Class from Calgary to London Today (November 30, 2016): Review of Mount Engadine Lodge, a hidden gem in the Canadian Rockies. Hotel website: Mount Engadine Lodge Address:Canmore, Alberta, Canada Location: Google Maps Mount Engadine Lodge is a hidden, all-inclusive getaway in the pristine Spray … [Read more...] about Review: Mount Engadine Lodge, Rockies (Canada)
The 36th annual All-Canada Show returns Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 10-13, to Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles featuring Canada's best fishing and hunting destinations. The event also includes free seminars, free maps and travel guides and, on opening night, every guest receives a free Dardevle 2019 collector lure. Representatives from Canada's best fishing and hunting lodges, resorts and outfitters are the main attraction at the All-Canada Show, offering guests a chance to meet with them face-to-face before deciding on a destination. related advertisement If you go What: All-Canada Show, featuring about 150 Canadian lodge owners and outfitters from the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, and the YukonWhen: 5-9 p.m. Thursday, 3-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10-13Where: Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. CharlesAdmission: $12 adults; $9 if purchased online; free for children 17 … [Read more...] about All-Canada Show returns to St. Charles