A Lesson in Mushing


Our six Alaskan huskies are running at full speed as our sled glides over the fresh snow of Spitsbergen. Clutching the snow hook to my chest with one hand, I’m snapping away with the camera in the other as Tim takes his turn at driving the sled first. I’m impressed with his control of the […]

The Iditarod – Anchorage, Alaska 2012

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I arrived in Anchorage via Alaska Air (my new favorite airline!) on March 2, 2012, on the eve of the ceremonial start of the Iditarod. I knew a bit about the race, but I was about to find myself surrounded by mushers, some whose legendary family members had won in the past, some with very […]

Durango, Colorado


Durango was my final stopover on my dazzling visit to Southwest Colorado. My previous visit was to the icy winter wonderland of Ouray, Colorado an hour north. Leaving Ouray, we headed down the picturesque Million Dollar Highway to Silverton, then on the San Juan Skyway to Durango, a much bigger college town. I was impressed […]

The Kootenays: One of The World’s Great Playgrounds


By: Georgette Diamandis Ever heard of the Kootenays? Well, neither had I until my husband Cam and I went there this February to ski and experience South Eastern British Columbia’s rustic hospitality. The Kootenays is the region north of Montana over the Canadian border, which has five mountain ranges — including the Canadian Rockies and Purcell and […]