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Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Wellness: New Zealand: Cave Trekking by the Light of Bio-illuminescent Maggot Shit

by Alexa Trotta The thought of wading through murky waters surrounded by dark, slimy cave walls didn’t impress me at first. In fact most things that involve the word “slimy” don’t particularly excite me. So when Matt told me we were going cave spelunking in an underground dwelling of glowworms and who knows what else,

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Wellness: California, USA: Camp Unalayee’s Gonzo Girl

by Becca Fitch Last summer at a backpacking camp in the Trinity Alps I went on a choice hike called Gonzo. Gonzo is defined as a slang term meaning fiercely advocative or partial without regard for balance...

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Wellness: Switzerland: Walking on Ice

by Julie Ferro Aletch Glacier, high in the Swiss Alps. With both trepidation and excitement, I allow myself to be tied to eight other people, single-file, about three feet apart from one another. Our guide, the very...

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Wellness: Iceland: Viking Challenge Tour (NATJA AWARD)

by Marcie J. Bushnell Over 500 kinds of lichens and moss blanket the lava fields. It’s nature’s way of softening the rugged, mostly treeless “moonscape” that greets us as we exit the sleek Icelandair aircraft in Keflavik,...

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Wellness: Trinidad: A Walk In Calypso Country

by Maureen Stone I love calypso music and I love Trinidad, the land of calypso! From the time of my first visit to Trinidad in 1966, however, I have been warned about how dangerous this beautiful island...

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Wellness: The Tibetan Side of Mount Everest

by Sharyn Smith I have returned from Mount Everest relatively unscathed, if not unaffected. The trip was brutal: driving for two straight days there, and two more back, in a luggage truck with three chain-smoking, butter-tea drinking,...

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Wellness: A Gift of Serenity: Life Lessons from The Canadian Rockies

by Sharon Spence Lieb Turquoise Lake Beauvert dazzles from every cozy corner of our Jasper Park Lodge cabin. “Turn off that TV,” she demands. “Don’t answer your cell. Forget email. Come. Someone wants to meet you.” We...

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