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Tips for Travelers: Katherine Breen and Eric McNair-Landry

I'm asking people of the north this question: You meet someone who is traveling to the north for the first time. What advice do you have for them? This time I talked to Katherine Breen and Eric McNair-Landry

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Follow the Fish

I'm a Field Correspondent with an Arctic mission, but before I head north I'm looking around home for connections to the higher latitudes. . . By the time I saw Lycodes paamiuti, an obscure fish dragged from the Arctic Ocean, it had been reduced to a droplet of clear liquid at the bottom of a plastic vial. I was at the finish line of a relay that had started far, far away.

Tips for Travelers: Richard van Camp

Four million people live above the Arctic Circle and many more make up the world's northern cultures. For those of us who are travelers, visitors or guests, going north may feel like a trip into the unknown. Perhaps you are wondering how to prepare for life way up there. I asked Richard van Camp.

Where I’m from, where I’m going

I have a new assignment in 2015 as the Field Correspondent for Lindblad Expeditions in partnership with National Geographic. As I get ready to head north later this spring, I've written an introduction to me, to the project and to my hopes and dreams for the year.

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Where are the Women?

Click through to watch Leanne Allison's three minute video from the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival about women and adventure. And about looking around the room . . .

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Now You See It: An Orchestra of Words

Many months ago, composer Lola Perrin and sound recordist Christian Dymond got in touch with me about this project. They wanted voices to speak about climate change and asked if I would participate. The result is a mix of voices and music being debuted this month in the U.K.

New Beginnings and Fewer Grey Hairs

Here's a short list of things that delighted, surprised and scared me the first month of life as a Field Correspondent. Read on . . .

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Toronto Star recommends Paddlenorth

Paddlenorth is in good company with books by Dave Olesen, Michael Winter, Andrew Peacock and Barry Blanchard on this list for the "cosy explorer" by the Toronto Star.

New Assignment for 2015!

I am thrilled to tell you that this week I became the first Global Field Correspondent for Lindblad Expeditions in partnership with National Geographic. Read on . . .

Canoe and Kayak Magazine

A review of Paddlenorth by Conor Mihell at Canoe & Kayak Magazine. "Paddlenorth is compulsively readable...Her prose is lean, raw and inspiring—the hallmarks of great travel writing."

Arctic Audio Souvenirs

This post contains some sounds from the the High Arctic to help you imagine the place. Some of this sound will be used in an upcoming audio essay I created for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's program, Radiotonic. Click through and listen.

A Mighty Force of Nature

I'm back in Banff this week for the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, so I wanted to post a documentary I made at the centre with the guidance of radio super hero Dick Miller. It's about bear attacks and the search for a memory. Click through to listen.

The Literary Review of Canada

The Literary Review of Canada reviews Paddlenorth and you'll learn some very neat stuff if you click through to read all about it. Details about Everest and Antarctica are folded in.

How to Love the Authors You Love

I'm used to life on the road, but not like this. I'm traveling, not as a wandering naturalist with wild hair and binoculars around my neck, but as an author. I'm happy to report that there are three very simple things you can do to make a difference for the authors you love, and they really make a difference. I list them in this post.

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Globe and Mail recommends Paddlenorth

The Saturday Travel section of the Globe and Mail this week was devoted to travel books. The books editor got together with the travel editor and created a list of the best books to kickstart your wanderlust. Paddlenorth was chosen.

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