Category Archives: Outdoor Activities



The Hanoi Hug Taxi

A xe ôm driver naps in Hanoi. | HOUSETOLAOS.COM

By Micaella Penning

Amidst the whine and whir of the Hanoi traffic, small motorbikes carry propane tanks, carpet rolls, hundred-pound rice bags, cages stuffed with ducks and chickens—sometimes alive, sometimes dead—suitcases, bushels of baguettes, aquariums, ladders in an upright position, logs, and wooden crates

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Northern Sky: April 2017

By Deane Morrison—Minnesota Starwatch

April brings renewal to the stars and planets of the morning and evening skies.

Jupiter, long a morning planet, comes into its own in the evening sky. On the 7th, Earth glides between the giant planet and the sun, an event called opposition

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Sleepless in Handler-land: Reflections from Beargrease

I’ve heard that the handlers sleep less than the mushers during the Beargrease. During the race, which started on a Sunday morning and ended 72 hours later, I slept eight hours, broken into two-hour increments. I didn’t do an exact tally, but I believe Matt slept about 15 hours.

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Northern Sky: March 2017

By Deane Morrison—Minnesota Starwatch

Last month, Venus began a swan dive into the sunset and in March the brilliant planet completes it. Better look before mid-month if you want to see Venus in full glory, because in the third week of March it will be swallowed by the sun’s glare. On the 25th

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