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Are You Looking for Something Good To Read?

One thing I love to do is resource other people with good books. That means I read a lot and then try to mention some of the best of the bunch in case that will spur other people on in their own reading. To that end, here are a few of the books I’ve read recently, accompanied by miniature reviews. (And, in case nothing here strikes your fancy, I’ve got two other round-ups from 2020: number one and number two.) The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-...
Tags: Resources, America, Blogging, David, Wisconsin, Ohio, Joseph Stalin, Stalin, David McCullough, Montefiore, Leithart, Peter Leithart, McCullough, Northwest Territory, Jonathan Parnell, Frank Dikötter


World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at Taxi2airport.com’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Mirror Lake, England, Instagram, California, Washington, China, US, Colombia, Atlantic, Poland, Brazil, Nottingham, Newfoundland


World’s coldest cities

The world is a cold, cold place. This isn’t just something you learn the first time your parents refuse to send you money to cover that month’s rent. It’s also something you learn when you venture to the far-north reaches of the planet any time during the winter. But just because a place registers daily temps in the negative 40s doesn’t necessarily mean it’s boring. Sure, cars might not work and you’ll literally freeze to death if you’re outside in the wrong clothes for more than a few minut...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, Russia, US, Barcelona, Earth, Canada, Arctic, Dubai, Siberia, Kazakhstan, North America, Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean, St Petersburg


The Persistent Myth of the Empty American Frontier

The author and popular historian David McCullough has a new book out called The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West. I don’t really know where to start with that title (heroic? ideal?) but in her Slate review, Rebecca Onion says that McCullough’s brand of Manifest Destiny-laden American history furthers “the lie that the ‘frontier’ was an empty Eden waiting for American expansion”. This poem embodies another “pioneer attitude” — the idea that the land ...
Tags: Harvard, Miami, Ohio, Eden, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, David McCullough, McCullough, Northwest Territory, Rebecca Onion, Joyce Chaplin, Kekionga, Manasseh Cutler, David McCullough Joyce Chaplin Rebecca


Recounting the Untold History of the Early Midwestern Pioneers

David McCullough, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Smithsonian contributor, is known for writing about some of the most famous Americans, including presidents John Adams and Harry Truman. But his new book centers on five men many people have never heard of: the pioneers who settled what was known as the Northwest Territory in the late 18th century. In the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War, Great Britain handed the newly minted United States a huge package of land—a region th...
Tags: History, United States, Paris, Smithsonian, Wisconsin, John Adams, Harry Truman, Genealogy, Great Britain, David McCullough, Northwest Territory, Genealogy News, Genealogyblog, Ohio Indiana Illinois Michigan


Historical Context The Northwest Territory

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Vincennes IndianaThe geographical focus for this trip is the Great Lakes Region. And as part of that I expected to learn more about how they were carved out by glaciers and how those glaciers were respon
Tags: Travel, Northwest Territory


Road to Arctic Ocean

There’s a new way to reach the northern tip of Canada and touch the legendary waters of the Arctic. A new gravel road to the northern tip of the Northwest Territories, opened in November 2017, connects the primarily Inuit colony of Tuktoyaktuk to the larger town of Inuvik 93 miles to the south. Before the opening of the ‘Road To Tuk,’ this village abutting the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean was only accessible by plane or via an ice road in the winter. About as wild and unspoiled as an Arct...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Arctic, British Columbia, Jason, Alberta, Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean, Northwest Territories, All, Yukon, Phil, Chris Kelly, Tuk, Yellowknife, Tuktoyaktuk


The Best 2018 Destinations for Extreme Travel

It’s that time of year when you get the ‘best’ lists giving you ‘new’ ideas of where to go next year.  But in an effort to not be like everyone else, I focused on my favorite type of travel – extreme travel.  Check out Lonely Planet, AFAR, and the New York Times for the typical lists of where to go, but if you want something different – then stay right here.  I understand that many people aren’t excited when they see the term Extreme Travel, but I also know there are a group of people like me, h...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Africa, Canada, Alaska, New York Times, Connecticut, Arctic, Antarctica, New Zealand, Mars, National Geographic, Tours, Arctic Circle, Mongolia, Arctic Ocean


Northwest Territory Oversized Sleeping Bag ONLY $14.99 (Reg $37)

Northwest Territory Oversized Sleeping Bag ONLY $14.99 (Reg $37) Great for camping use, this Northwest Territory Oversized Sleeping Bag is available for ONLY $14.99 (Reg $37) with FREE shipping on orders $49 & above at Kmart.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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The Ultimate Arctic Adventure – Drive the Ice Roads in Canada

“Wait, you’re telling me we are driving on the Arctic Ocean?” I exclaimed in disbelief as my stomach fluttered with butterflies. We had just gone to a whole new level in this winter adventure in the Canadian Arctic by driving on the Arctic Ocean. It seemed so normal to be speeding down the road, the familiar rhythm of the tires going over road seams lulling you into your sleepy place. But it wasn’t actually a road, it was ice.  And the sound wasn’t driving over seams – it was cracks and abnormal...
Tags: Travel, America, Canada, Alaska, North America, Arctic Ocean, Adventure Travel, Northwest Territories, Ottsworld Unique Travel, Dalton Highway, Tuktoyaktuk, Dempster Highway, Northwest Territory, Inuvik, Tundra North Tours, Aklavik


Forget Cruising and Take a Real Arctic Adventure Tour

One if by land, two if by sea; everyone knows land is better whenever possible, even the forefathers. It’s that time of year when people start heading north in search of Arctic Adventure Tours. Most people go to the Arctic by ship cruise in the summer – it’s the most accessible, however Canada’s Northwest Territory is more accessible than you think. It’s accessible in the summer and the winter, which makes it even more unique. And if you are looking for real authentic arctic experiences, then tr...
Tags: Travel, Air Canada, Canada, Alaska, Arctic, Greenland, Arctic Ocean, Adventure Travel, Northwest Territories, Cultural Experiences, Gerry, Yellowknife, Barbie Dream House, Dempster Highway, Northwest Territory, Canada Canada


Australia’s First Gay Aboriginal Politician Makes Impassioned Case For Marriage Equality

It’s insane, but somehow Australia doesn’t yet have marriage equality — and they might not for many more years, due to an acute lack of political leadership. Now, the country’s first openly gay Aboriginal legislator is expressing his (entirely justified!) exasperation with his dumb colleagues. His name’s Chansey Paech, and he gave a great speech this week to the Northwest Territory parliament: “I am young, I am gay, I am black: a true-blue Territorian… I am a Centralian man. I am the nation’s f...
Tags: Feature, Politics, England, Legal, Laws, Marriage, Australia, Lifestyle, Parliament, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Northwest Territory


Smoke alerts as Canada fire spreads

Air quality warnings are issued for both Saskatchewan and Northwest Territory in Canada as a huge wildfire continues to spread.
Tags: News, Canada, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territory


How Jim Didn’t Let a New Disability Change His Travels

Last year, I interviewed Cory Lee, a wheelchair bound traveler, about his experience seeing the world. I’m a firm believer that travel is possible for people from all walks of life, so when I stumbled across Cory’s website, I knew I wanted to share his inspirational story. You don’t meet a lot of disabled travelers on the road. A few months ago, I was contacted by a 64 year old wheelchair bound reader named Jim. Inspired by Cory, he wanted to know if I wanted his perspective, too. He became whe...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Usa, Texas, Interviews, Virginia, Alabama, Disability, Canada, Alaska, Va, Marriott, Ibm, US Army, San Antonio, Abbott


Heavy truck crashes through ice road days after government raises weight limit

It sounds like the beginning of a really bad joke, but sometimes truth is indeed stranger than fiction. What happens when you quadruple the weight limit on an Arctic ice road in the midst of an unseasonably warm winter? The ‘punchline’ in this case is pretty much what you’d expect—a heavy tanker truck carrying fuel breaks through the ice and gets stuck. --> --> --> Read the rest of Heavy truck crashes through ice road days after government raises weight limit
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Canada, Arctic Circle, Nature / Environment, Environmental Destruction, Green Transportation, Northwest Territory, Fuel Tanker Stuck In Ice, Ice Trucker, Ice Road Weight Limit, Ice Road, Arctic Ice Road, Fuel Tanker Broke Through Ice


Heavy fuel truck crashes through ice road days after government raises weight limit

It sounds like the beginning of a really bad joke, but sometimes truth is indeed stranger than fiction. What happens when you quadruple the weight limit on an Arctic ice road in the midst of an unseasonably warm winter? The ‘punchline’ in this case is pretty much what you’d expect—a heavy tanker truck carrying fuel breaks through the ice and gets stuck. --> --> --> Read the rest of Heavy fuel truck crashes through ice road days after government raises weight limit
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Canada, Arctic Circle, Nature / Environment, Environmental Destruction, Green Transportation, Northwest Territory, Fuel Tanker Stuck In Ice, Ice Trucker, Ice Road Weight Limit, Ice Road, Arctic Ice Road, Fuel Tanker Broke Through Ice


Northwest Territory: Chasing the Aurora B

Chasing the Aurora Borealis in Yellowknife, Canada Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) over Willow Ridge Retreat, the guesthouse we stayed. Trupti Devdas Nayak photos. By Trupti Devdas... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Aurora Borealis, Northwest Territory, Yellowknife Canada Aurora Borealis Northern Lights, Trupti Devdas


A visit to Blennerhassett Island's other mansion

To walk inside one of Ohio's finest homes from its earliest years of settlement, you have to travel to West Virginia. Maple Shade, the home of Aaron Waldo Putnam and his wife, Charlotte Loring Putnam, was built in 1802 - the year that delegates to a constitutional convention in Chillicothe drafted a document that, when adopted by Congress the following year, would carve the state of Ohio out of the vast Northwest Territory west of the Ohio River.
Tags: Congress, West Virginia, Ohio, Chillicothe, Blennerhassett Island, Aaron Waldo Putnam, Charlotte Loring Putnam, Northwest Territory