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Come Follow Us as We are Trekking the Planet

Posted on Jun 1, 2011

We are excited to announce that we are planning a new adventure, beginning in January 2012! This journey is called Trekking the Planet. It is a 400-day, around-the-world trip to raise geography education awareness.

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An Introduction to Panama: Long Weekend Sampler

Posted on Jan 22, 2011

A long weekend in December 2010 provided a great opportunity to experience Panama on a five day trip. With just three full days in the country, there was time to sample both the Panama City and the surrounding countryside.

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Using My iPad on The Road – First Impressions

Posted on Aug 15, 2010

When the iPad was introduced a few months ago, I grappled with the decision of whether to buy one. It wasn’t a question of the technology, which I thought was really great, but whether it would be practical for me to have, given the cost. So I began to think how I would use it and, of course, taking it on the road was one of those considerations.

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Trans Canadian: Toronto to Winnipeg

Posted on Jul 3, 2010

After arriving in Toronto and spending Saturday seeing the city, we boarded The Canadian late that night to begin our journey west. The first full day was spent entirely in Ontario, moving through beautiful forests, lakes and streams. Early on day two we arrived in Winnipeg, where we had a four hour stopover and a chance to explore the city.

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Email: Greetings from Vancouver

Posted on Jun 30, 2010

After 84 hours and about 2,800 miles of train travel we arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia at 8:30am this morning, about one hour ahead of schedule. When I last wrote we had been in Winnipeg, Manitoba, slightly less than halfway through the trip. The scenery, which had been rolling hills, lakes and streams to that point, had already flattened out as we reached Winnipeg. As soon as the train left the city at mid-day, we immediately began to travel through prairie farmland with waves of yellow canola plants with a few purple flax mixed in. It literally looked like a Van Gogh painting.

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