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Outdoors: Gone to the Dogs: Get an Insider’s View of Sled Dog Racing in the Lower 48
Work dogs in pickup truck beds are an everyday sight in downtown Joseph, a ranching community in northeastern Oregon. But on January 13th, Main Street gets overrun with a whole different breed. That’s when over 100 sled dogs come to town for opening day of the Eagle Cap Extreme.
No trot in the woods, the Eagle Cap Extreme sled dog race is a qualifier for the Iditarod and runs though the largest wilderness in Oregon. Each dog team and its musher competes in high alpine terrain on a 100-mile (8 dogs) or 200-mile (12 dogs) course. Either way, the distances are vast, the slopes are steep and the challenge is beyond extreme.
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Sunday Funday in Pacific Beach
There's something a little bit different about San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood. Besides the half-clothed twenty-somethings walking down Garnet Street and Grand Street or the 45-minute line out the door on Thursday evenings at Moondoggies, ther... Read More
Taking the Plunge at Stingray City in Grand Cayman
"Get out of the water! A shark!” We had been in for only a few minutes when we saw the telltale shark fin slice through the water directly toward us. This was something we hadn’t bargained for. We’d signed up to swim with stin... Read More
A Rain Forest in the Olympics?
Rain, rain, and more rain. That's probably the first thing that pops into your mind when someone mentions travel to the Pacific Northwest. You should be wary of the connotation, otherwise, you will miss one of the most beautiful and vibrant natural l... Read More
Karmi Farm – Darjeeling, India: Hill Farm Homestay with a Heart
The northern part of the Darjeeling District of India, tucked away between Nepal and Bhutan in the Himalayan foothills, feels completely different from the rest of India – culturally, ethnically, and geographically. It takes dedication to get h... Read More
Romance at the Jersey Shore
Couples looking for a mid-week romantic summer getaway can leave the urban jungle behind by heading to the seaside town of Beach Haven at the south end of Long Beach Island. Here you'll find a quaint 1886 Queen Anne style Victorian B&B, pristine... Read More
Outdoor Fun in Fort Collins
Just over 60 miles north of Denver, Fort Collins is an ideal day trip destination to escape the hustle and bustle of Colorado's capital city. As flowers are blooming and the days are getting warmer, spring fever is in the air and summer on its way. T... Read More