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The Wolf, the Bicycle, and the Disillusioned Samaritan — By Jennifer Shipp
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The Wolf, the Bicycle, and the Disillusioned Samaritan — By Jennifer Shipp

I don’t always read the newspaper when we travel. Sometimes it’s just best if I don’t know what’s going on in the world (for example, graphic photos in Mexican newspapers can be especially disenchanting), but one morning on our Alaska trip, I decided to go a little crazy and read some local news stories out loud to everyone in the car. It was an honestly random decision, or so it seemed in those early ...
Eaten Alive in the Yukon Territory — By Jennifer Shipp
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Eaten Alive in the Yukon Territory — By Jennifer Shipp

I think that a place as chilly, isolated, and desolate as northern British Columbia and the Yukon Territory should at least be bug free. It doesn’t seem fair that there should be swarms of bees and hoards of gigantic mosquitos here. At the very least, people should be able to go to northern Canada to escape from insects.But alas, the bugs in northern Canada and Alaska are like birds. The mosquitos are ...
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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