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Joan Larsen’s Travel: Living in the Clouds – Reaching Guoliang, China on One of the World’s Scariest Roads

March 22, 2017


By Joan Larsen   Before the road was built in the mid-1970s, the only access to the village of Guoliang – high in the Taihang Mountains of China – was a very precarious path called “The Sky Ladder” – 720 mountain steps cut into a very steep cliff.  It definitely kept visitors out.  In fact, […]

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

June 8, 2016


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


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 […]

Joan Larsen Presents: My Touching Encounters With Mountain Gorillas

September 16, 2015


By Joan Larsen I crouched low, my eyes already tearing with emotion, as this mother gorilla – so close to me – showed off her new baby to me. There was no fear but instead, intense pride – and love. Mother to mother, I thought – a universal feeling. I was not afraid. Instead, in […]