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THE PLAYS WE SEE? We check 'em off, one by one. We save our ticket stubs and our Playbills. We record how many times we got to take a seat for our favorite musical, and we note the famous dramas that we still have to catch live. But there are other cool things to "collect," in the world...
■ BY SUE ERWIN Persistent and adventurous is a perfect description for Capt. Parker O’Bannon. He is a sixth-generation Floridian born in Fort Myers and raised in Boca Grande. He is an only child, and he follows in the footsteps of 100 years of notable O’Bannon guides spanning four generations, who have hunted and fished all over the world. His passion...
The West Kootenay city of Nelson. Dave Heath/Destination BC It’s a special place where you can meander the highway alongside beautiful lakes, spend a day windsurfing or biking, and get a rich historical fix. Add to that some unique restaurants, museums and even a ghost town. The Kootenay loop — which we define as starting and ending in Nelson...
The thru-hikers Giggles is from Switzerland, while Spartan splits his time between Naples, Florida, and Petoskey, Michigan. But for now, they both call the Appalachian Trail home. They’re thru-hikers, two of the more than 2,000 people who each year step off from Springer Mountain in Georgia with the goal of walking 2,192 miles to Mount Katahdin in Maine.  “We’ll see,”...
Calgary is a young and ever-changing city — even those of us who live here often find it hard to keep up with the city’s changing neighbourhoods and endless parade of new restaurants, attractions and fun things to do. Much more than just the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, Calgary is a vibrant and exciting place to visit...
Tempest at the trail head: It’s hikers versus the temples as monks demand fees at the gates of some national parks ‘The traditional temples are more than just cultural heritage.’ ‘The controversy over the fee for the viewing of cultural heritage is a waste of energy.’ ...
After reaching his breaking point, Carrington Carter, a then-pharmaceutical sales manager, decided to leave the industry to make money off of something he loved, travel. Carter partnered with his former college friend and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brother Calvin Butts Jr., and the two turned their passion into profit. The HBCU grads shared how they made traveling profitable...
It’s a place where simply breathing can kill you. Where the conditions are so harsh, 40 per cent of adventurers who make the attempt fail. A place you can only reach if you’re brave enough to fly into the most dangerous airport in the world. Despite all the very good reasons to just go for a...
Later I learned it was Howell, but by then it didn’t matter. By then, I’d wished I never heard it at all. As the story of the shooting at the University of North Carolina’s Charlotte campus quickly evolved into the story of a Waynesville native who gave his life to protect others, I, like his high school soccer...
Digital reconstruction of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. Budget Direct “Everyone has heard of each of the Seven Wonders of the World, but few have seen all of them for themselves. To do so one has to...
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