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Nebraska —a horse lover’s paradise

Leaving my horse behind is a hardship of travel. I can Skype with family, but quarter horses do not take calls so I love a destination with sunny skies and horses I can borrow.

In Nebraska’s northwest corner, the land looks more Wild West than farmer’s field and horse lovers will feel right at home. READ

On the Great Allegheny Passage

A few years ago, Confluence Pennsylvania was dying. Local businesses were closing and people were packing up and moving away. Housing prices fell as low as $20,000 USD, but no one was buying. READ

Backcountry bliss

I leapt across two slippery rocks, almost landing face first into a rushing mountain stream, scampered up a rough dirt trail, hoofed it through a huge snowdrift and scrambled hand-over-hand up a rocky moraine. It sounds like something from a Bond movie, but it was really just part of a backcountry hiking experience. READ

Was the Old West wild?

Was the Wild West really wild? Watching John Wayne westerns as a child, I believed early North American settlers faced constant peril from gunslingers, Cheyenne ambushes, and stagecoach robberies. READ

London's sunny South Bank

A group of young adults have spread out a blanket on a patch of lawn near London’s Tate Modern Museum and are suntanning, several couples are enjoying picnic lunches, a street performer is playing a guitar nearby and countless other people are meandering along the walkway near the river. READ

SLIDESHOW — The birds of Boundary Bay

Last week we made a quick trip Boundary Bay, an internationally recognized Important Bird Area on the Fraser River estuary. READ

Land of fire and ice

Another world is closer than you think. I do not mean Richard Branson’s flights to space next year; I am referring to Icelandair’s direct flights from Toronto to Reykjavik. READ

World tour — on a private jet

This is Part 1 of a two-part feature. When asked what they plan to do, many prospective retirees list travel as one of their ambitions. It is becoming increasingly popular for new retirees to celebrate their freedom from work obligations by enjoying a big trip to someplace they have always dreamed of visiting and this past summer, when retirement was looming for Leith Damiani, she and her husband Jim started looking for an adventure. READ

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