Wise Woman Travel

Exploring the world from a female perspective

Before August 2021, the most time I’d ever spent in Revelstoke was a very hot and boring summer afternoon in the 1960s when our old Pontiac Stratochief  broke down on a family vacation. While my dad stayed with the car at the repair shop, my mom trotted my sister and me around the town’s few …

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I like trains I like fast trains I like trains That call out through the rain. (Fred Eaglesmith – Don’t know this song? Listen to it here.) I’m not sure why, but in recent years, I’ve become fascinated by trains. Not in a trainspotting, Sheldon Cooper kind of way. My interest is rooted partially in …

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I wonder what Charles Holten would say if he knew that the home he built in Revelstoke, British Columbia, in 1897 was now being enjoyed by guests from all over the world. He’d probably be thrilled. He’d used part of his mining fortune to build the home for his bride, Lyda Edwards. The pair became …

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I am craving a walk on a tropical beach. The sun warming my back, the surf drawing white-edged curtains of foam over my bare feet before gently receding. Wisps of clouds in a water color blue sky. No work to do, no decisions to make, no wondering what might happen tomorrow. If you’ve been dreaming …

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Ok, ok. Exuma doesn’t have a zoo in the literal sense. But since zoo is rooted in the Greek word for animal and, before that, a living being, the water and cays surrounding Exuma qualify as zoo-like places where you can see some pretty interesting species of both the animal and human variety. There are …

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In a week where I needed to be reassured that peaceful people and places still exist, I haul out my photographs and memories of visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park.

Since the coronavirus locked down many aspects of life as we used to know it, especially the ability to travel, I’ve noticed that the media has frequently tapped travel guru Rick Steves on the shoulder for a few words of hope about when we might get off the ground again. In early August, The Atlantic …

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A couple of weeks ago, after a U.S. steel plant across the river shut down, Windsor, Ontario residents finally got rid of the mysterious “hum” that had plagued the city for more than 10 years. According to the lead researcher into the hum’s source, the plant’s blast furnaces had been running at higher than normal …

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