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Alice Friedemann: A Gorgeous Weekend on California’s Mendocino Coast

January 11, 2017

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By Alice Friedemann   A long distance call – out of the blue – became an invitation I could not resist.  .  . and a treat I will remember fondly forever.  We know there is something so special about old friends from our youth . . . and this couple had remained so dear to […]

Alice Friedemann in Earth’s Wildest Places, Part 2: Glorious Tebay Lakes in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias

June 8, 2016

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By Alice Freidemann Photos by Jeffery Kahn Wrangell-St.Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska, America’s largest national park, had only come into being in 1980 – and since then, it has acted as a drawing card for those who are drawn to wild landscapes. The few people who have actually settled there continue to live […]

Alice Friedemann Explores One of Earth’s Wildest Places on Foot: Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

June 1, 2016

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By Alice Friedemann If you want to find out what it was like to live in the Ice Age, you might want to head for Iceberg Lake in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.  It’s about a 7 hour drive east from Anchorage.  But you can also fly into that dot on the map that is remote […]

Alice Friedemann Goes South of the Border: Oaxaca, Part 2 – Day of the Dead and Other Adventures

May 24, 2016

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By Alice Friedemann Photos by Jeffery B. Kahn Alice Friedemann continues her travel adventures through the Mexican state of Oaxaca.  If you missed Part 1 last month, you can see it at The Magic of Oaxaca. San Francisco has a wild and colorful Day of the Dead parade and altars every year, but it can’t […]

Alice Friedemann Goes South of the Border: The Magic of Oaxaca, Mexico

April 13, 2016

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By Alice Friedemann I’ve wanted to go to Oaxaca, Mexico for over 40 years – ever since a college roommate came back from an archaeology dig with the most gorgeous rugs and carved wooden animals I’ve ever seen.  Flying in in the dead of winter this year, seeing this beautiful warm city with amazing native […]

Alice Friedemann: Just Off the Beaten Path in California – Wildflowers of the Carizzo Plain

December 3, 2014

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By Alice Friedemann About every 20 years the Carrizo plains, between Fresno and Paso Robles, bursts into fields of brilliant flowers so beautiful you won’t want to go back to work – suddenly you realize you’ve wasted your life and you’d rather picnic forever in fields of popcorn flowers, goldfields, and orange wind poppies. Even […]

Alice Friedemann in Deepest Africa: On Safari in Botswana, Crown Jewel of Wildlife Conservation – PART 2

November 5, 2014

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A dear friend of Joan Larsen takes us with her into the wilderness of Botswana, and the results are spectacular. By Alice Friedemann It was hot, up to 102 F, but dry, so not too bad, a free sauna. The human ability to cope with the worst heat of the day is one of our […]

Alice Friedemann in Deepest Africa: On Safari in Botswana, Crown Jewel of Wildlife Conservation – PART 1

October 30, 2014

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A dear friend of Joan Larsen takes us with her into the wilderness of Botswana, and the results are spectacular. By Alice Friedemann   This country is mostly a desert, with the vast majority of the 2 million people living in a small region in the south east corner near South Africa, where there’s water. […]