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First Explorers: The Siberia-Native American Connection

First Explorers: The Siberia-Native American Connection

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 28, 2012 10

When early, intrepid European explorers first began trekking through the New World in the late 1400s, they were awed by the strikingly different cultures they encountered. But they also came to notice something else:

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Baffin Island’s Wandering Canadian Arctic Foxes

Baffin Island’s Wandering Canadian Arctic Foxes

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 14, 2012 3

An arctic fox off the coast of Baffin Island has recently proved that wanderlust isn’t restricted to humans. Apparently, this little canid—and some others of her kind—has a propensity for it, too. In spring

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New Outdoor Apps—Bring Them with You Outdoors

New Outdoor Apps—Bring Them with You Outdoors

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 20, 2011 9

It’s less than a week before Christmas, and I’ll bet by now you’re beginning to feel “gadgeted out,” tired of being bombarded with all of the e-mail, internet and TV ads for nifty electronics,

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Eating Traditionally, or Eating Touristy?

Eating Traditionally, or Eating Touristy?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 22, 2011 19

Part of the pleasure of visiting new places is learning about local customs and tasting homegrown foods. Who hasn’t at least wanted to try haggis in Scotland, say, or “cod cheeks” in Newfoundland? It’s

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The Extinction of Handwriting and the Wobbly Travel Journal

The Extinction of Handwriting and the Wobbly Travel Journal

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 30, 2011 30

In just a few short decades, something that was a big part of our culture will probably go extinct: the ability to write and read cursive. Indiana is just one of the most recent

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One Cougar’s Epic Hike

One Cougar’s Epic Hike

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 16, 2011 7

On June 11, 2011, a mountain lion was killed on the busy Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford, Connecticut. He was hit by a car. I don’t live in Connecticut—Wisconsin is my home—nor have I

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Take a Hike; Get a Bigger Brain

Take a Hike; Get a Bigger Brain

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 5, 2011 14

You momentarily forget where you set down your keys—and you just happen to be over 50 years of age—and you can already hear in your mind the jokes that will ensue: you’re having a “senior

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Wanderlust: Where Does It Come From?

Wanderlust: Where Does It Come From?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 8, 2010 7

At three years old, my son left home. He didn’t leave for good, of course; but from the time he could get around our neighborhood under his own steam, Travis was traveling. After waking

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