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Joan Larsen Remembers: Leaving a Piece of My Heart in Patagonia

March 8, 2017

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By Joan Larsen I am so sure that I speak for all of us when I say that we come to a point when we need a change of scene… and we need it now.  “Please,” I will say, “let the world go away!”  Whether we go far or near, we need time and we […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: Ghostly Remains – Drama On The Ice

January 18, 2017

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By Joan Larsen   Each time I return to Antarctica, it is, of course, an ever changing panorama of breathtaking beauty – always, always with unexpected encounters with animals and nature that seem to touch my heart. Only there have I come to expect the unexpected. A largely unreported story of the sinking of a […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: Sleeping Among the Trees – Vacationing in the World’s Exotic Treehouses

May 25, 2016

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by Joan Larsen It was years ago when we first stepped outside our comfort zone while mountain climbing at Jackson Hole, Wyoming – finding ourselves  following a very tempting sign that promised hidden lodging high among the treetops of a forest.  The stairs upward?  Many more than you would believe.  But the experience of sleeping […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: High Adventure in a Very Thin Country

April 6, 2016

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By Joan Larsen As we enter mid-life and then a bit beyond, I believe we all look forward to what we want “the rest of our lives” to be.  Our children are on their own, vacation times are longer — but we want to make each moment count now.  Our own country is our “comfort zone” […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: The Wonder of Journey’s End – Easter Island

March 2, 2016

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By Joan Larsen A dream had played in my head since childhood.  Books of the time tantalized me with the stories of what I was soon to read was ‘the most isolated inhabited island on our earth.’   I knew even then that I must set foot on Easter Island.  But it was well over half […]

Joan Larsen Encore: Far Off the Beaten Path in Patagonia

November 12, 2014

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By Joan Larsen So much of my life has been spent in the world’s most remote places, and often many of my fellow companions are the crème of the crop of the world’s most famous photographers – the ones vying for those National Geographic covers. They have climbed the highest peaks, photographed underwater, and been […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: Ghostly Remains – Drama On The Ice

April 23, 2014

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By Joan Larsen   Each time I return to Antarctica, it is, of course, an ever changing panorama of breathtaking beauty – always, always with unexpected encounters with animals and nature that seem to touch my heart. Only there have I come to expect the unexpected. A largely unreported story of the sinking of a […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: A Very Windy Adventure – Tierra Del Fuego

March 12, 2014

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By Joan Larsen The pilot of our large aircraft warned us to be prepared for a rough landing as we were descending into the southernmost city in the whole world . . . a place called Punta Arenas, Chile.  As if the passengers were used to this drill, all around I saw everyone clutching their […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: Leaps of Faith – the Search for the World’s Southernmost Dentist

September 25, 2013

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By Joan Larsen   If you were to ask me what I would consider the most traumatic experience I have had in a lifetime of travel, the number of flashbacks might fill a small book:  my Argentinean navy ship sinking in the ice-filled waters of Antarctica, the several far-too-close calls with grizzly bears in Alaska, […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: High Adventure in a Very Thin Country

August 21, 2013

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by Joan Larsen   On a map of South America, the country of Chile looks like a gnarled finger – or perhaps a shoestring – rippling down the Pacific side of the continent for 2600 miles.  A window seat is a “must” on this country’s world-class airline, LanChile.  But even if you are not so […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: The Wonder of Journey’s End – Easter Island

April 17, 2013

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By Joan Larsen A dream had played in my head since childhood.  Books of the time tantalized me with the stories of what I was soon to read was ‘the most isolated inhabited island on our earth.’   I knew even then that I must set foot on Easter Island.  But it was well over half […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel Stories: A Toast With Chilean Red Wine

January 2, 2013

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By Joan Larsen   For most of us, Chile is little more than a place name in South America.  It was for me.  And then I journeyed that far south – first once, then again and again.  I found I had fallen in love with Chile.  It is so easy to do. Imagine – just […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel Stories: Far Off the Beaten Path in Patagonia

November 14, 2012

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By Joan Larsen I am so sure that I speak for all of us when I say that we come to a point when we need a change of scene… and we need it now.  “Please,” I will say, “let the world go away!”  Whether we go far or near, we need time and we […]