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Joan Larsen: Let’s Run Away – Three Beautiful Places to Get Lost

February 15, 2017

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By Joan Larsen Let’s be honest here. It’s February – hearts and flowers time – and a reminder that the familiar theme –telling us that “love is in the air” –may well be bypassing us big time. Sure. . . if we are lucky, we have LOVE in our lives. But again, let’s be honest […]

Joan Larsen’s Quest: North America’s Ultimate Escape – The Uncharted Wonders of the Bugaboos of British Columbia

August 31, 2016

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By Joan Larsen In the uncertain world that we find ourselves living in today, we find that we long for a change of scene – and yes, escape – a bit more often than we once did.  But travel can be costly.  .  .  and the last thing we want to do is arrive at […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: North America’s Ultimate Escape – The Uncharted Wonders of the Bugaboos of British Columbia

April 22, 2015

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By Joan Larsen My helicopter has landed. . . and with that first step into a world completely unknown to most humans, I could find no words that could express the feelings of beauty – beauty that seemed to stretch to the heavens no matter in which direction I looked. What was this feeling I […]

Joan Larsen: Let’s Run Away – Three Beautiful Places to Get Lost

February 4, 2015

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By Joan Larsen Let’s be honest here. It’s February – hearts and flowers time – and a reminder that the familiar theme –telling us that “love is in the air” –may well be bypassing us big time. Sure. . . if we are lucky, we have LOVE in our lives. But again, let’s be honest […]

Joan Larsen’s Best Life-Changing Trip of 2014: The Rocky Mountaineer

April 9, 2014

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By Joan Larsen The tantalizing call of “All aboard,” chimed by the conductor at Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station had us scurrying down the platform toward the sharply-uniformed train staff, waiting to warmly welcome us aboard “The Rocky Mountaineer”.   Yes, we have always heard about “Classic Rail Journeys” but not in my wildest dreams did I […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: Jewels of Western Canada

August 14, 2013

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The walking is easy in Banff’s Johnston Canyon. By Joan Larsen   The black mother bear, strolling along the Bow River Parkway in the Canadian Rockies in early morning, obviously knew she “owned” this beautiful wooded territory.  Unafraid of two adventurers driving her way — whose hearts leaped with joy at the sighting – she […]

Joan Larsen Encore: On the Road in the Canadian Rockies – Close Encounters With the Rutting Elk

May 29, 2013

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By Joan Larsen Showered with a world full of bad news, to me it seems – more than ever before – we need a special change of scene.  Speaking for myself – but, I expect for just about everyone – I want to once again know that there lies a most beautiful world not that […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel Stories: On the Road in the Canadian Rockies: Close Encounters With the Rutting Elk

September 26, 2012

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By Joan Larsen The shriek started off like the creak of a rusty hinge and shifted to a cross between a whistle and a screaming jazz horn – with the volume set on 11.  A group of geese hurried into the air, scared skyward.  We almost levitated, too, the first time we heard it. It […]