Monthly Archives: September 2011


I left Colorado one month ago with $200 stashed in my glove box.  I arrive in Fairbanks, 30 days and five thousand miles later, with about $100 in my glove box and with new friends in Jackson Hole; Missoula; Whitefish; … Continue reading

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The Road to Inuvik

On the way into Dawson, we consulted maps.  Not so much to help us plan our route, but more simply to marvel at how far away from everything we were.  And of course, something caught my eye, a faraway place, … Continue reading

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The Yukon

Carlos and I spend a day in Whitehorse meeting people and writing.  A month earlier, he met two French travelers when he was bicycling across Ontario.  At the library, he finds an email from them saying they will be in … Continue reading

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From Chile to Alaska

Continuing up the Alaska Highway, I pass through Fort Nelson.  Just as I reach Muncho Lake, not far from Liard River Hot Springs, I see this guy on the side of the road. His name is Carlos.  He’s 35, originally … Continue reading

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Cruising into Dawson Creek, a passing semi kicks a golf-ball sized rock into my windshield.  The spider web cracks catch the glint of the falling sun, and now I am perpetually faced with half a dozen sunsets. I never fully … Continue reading

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Other Unfamiliar City Streets

After a long drive through empty fields and pristine landscape where I am alone with my thoughts, I approach the outskirts of Edmonton.  Thirty minutes before reaching the city, the advertisements begin.  I feel as if I am driving through … Continue reading

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