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Basic Information about Whitehorse, Yukon Territory — By Jennifer Shipp
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Basic Information about Whitehorse, Yukon Territory — By Jennifer Shipp

Whitehorse truly is as cool as people say it is. It has a health food store as good as any you’d find in Colorado and there’s a very decent music and arts scene in this small, isolated town (population 23,276). The people here know how to make the most of constant daylight or constant dark. After Vancouver, this city would be my second choice as a place of residence in Canada. It isn't as populated as ...
A Trip to the Arctic Ocean and Deadhorse, Alaska via the Dalton Highway — By Jennifer Shipp
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A Trip to the Arctic Ocean and Deadhorse, Alaska via the Dalton Highway — By Jennifer Shipp

Deadhorse, AK is located 495 miles north of Fairbanks via the Dalton Highway. It is located in North Slope Borough, Alaska near the ArcticOcean. It's a community that's developed to meet the needs of the workers and businesses that operate in the Prudhoe Bay oil fields.This is not a great tourist destination per se, but it is still a worthwhile place for hearty travelers or serious birdwatchers ...
Alaska: Land of the Brochure Tourists — By Jennifer Shipp
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Alaska: Land of the Brochure Tourists — By Jennifer Shipp

If hadn’t spent the last week in Canada, making our way to Alaska, John and I would have already purchased tickets for our big Egypt trip. I saw the headline in The Globe and Mail in Whitehorse early yesterday morning: “Egypt cheers as Morsi ousted.” John and I were concerned two weeks ago when Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) became newsworthy in nearby Saudi Arabia. Though we’ve joked about getting ...
2013 Total Desolation Tour: Rivers… Trees… Animals… — By Jennifer Shipp
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2013 Total Desolation Tour: Rivers… Trees… Animals… — By Jennifer Shipp

I have been so disenchanted with Canada and Canadians for the past three days that I couldn’t even bring myself to write about it. About midway through British Columbia, the population thinned out considerably and most of the Canadian folks (at least the ones we encountered) turn into rural yokums. It’s been hard to wrap my head around the swift change from progressive and liberal Vancouver and the nude ...
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