2008.07

July/August 2008


Struck By Lightning

Struck By Lightning

It’s random and electric, and we are forever drawn to its deadly charms
Shelter From The Storm
Fathers and sons, architecture as refuge, and a family’s great loss
The Eagle Has Landed
Two operatives seize the road: The alternate universe of Cheney and Bush
To Darwin in Chile, 1835
Vice, Vagabonds, and VD
The skyrocketing popularity of hitchhiking during the sixties and seventies led to a generation of “modern nomads”
Treasure Islands
Small pleasures and large truths in the South Pacific.
Grounded
Imagining a world without flight
Tripping on the Trans-Can
Canadian teenagers in the 1970s: an exclusive photo gallery.
Skype Love
Are we drawn closer by being farther away?
Summer Letters
On the surveillance society, media, and think tanks
Siberian BAM Guide
How to “minimise vodka damage” on the Trans-Siberian trail
800 Clicks to Broadway
Escaping Lake Superior for New York
Southern Ocean Cruising
Sailing south of 60 with explorers Sally and Jérôme Poncet
Africa’s Latin Quarter
Despite bleak poverty, Mozambique’s multi-ethnic literary culture thrives
All the Way Home
I found myself in Austin, Texas
Molvanîa: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry
Skewering the Lonely Planet style
Summer Time
Sahara Overland
Chris Scott tackles the trackless wilderness
Loneliest Planet Europe
Travel and heartbreak, on the perfect budget
Collage Art
For more art by Sviatchenko see “Shelter From The Storm”
The Double Knot
I pull a Houdini
Young Leaders, Algonquin Park, 1978
Our grade thirteen history class clique’s rite of passage
Summertime, When the Visigoths Go Pillaging
Summer as a season for escape.
The Getaway
Olympics Channel: Not Your Mother’s CCTV
Amid violence and human rights controversies, China has taken over the world stage. Our bloggers Mara Hvistendahl and Mitch Moxley are watching the action
Q & A: Photographer Joan Latchford
An interview with Canadian photographer Joan Latchford.
Post-Colonial Journeys
In the age of the global citizen, travel literature is in crisis
No Escape, Not Even to Kyoto
Canada & its place in the world. Published by
the non-profit charitable Walrus Foundation
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