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An Education in Greece

December 18th, 2013 · No Comments · Adventure, Travel Memoir

When Shelley Buck set out  on her own in 1972, hoping to travel overland from Europe to India, she did not realize how resourceful she would need to become in order to make the trip.  In this selection from her travel memoir, East: A Woman on the Road to Kathmandu, Shelley tells  how she acquired […]

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Souvenirs

January 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Adventure, Road Less Travelled

Novelist Margaret C. Murray returned in December from a journey to South Africa. The things she brought back will not fit in any backpack or suitcase. I just returned from a trip to South Africa with my two sons. I wish I could do it over again, not to change anything or do it differently, […]

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Not a bird

July 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Adventure

In this excerpt from his novel, Chameleon, John Joss describes the ascent of Mt. Patterson, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains—by sailplane. Mt. Patterson is near the California-Nevada border. Mount Patterson consumes my attention. I should not have come up, a `climber without ropes’ –an earlier decision, a modest task. My instructor said, years ago: “Don’t […]

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