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Hand cyclist Kevin Mills is the first quadriplegic person to cross the country by pedalling 8,400 kilometres with his arms and shoulders

Globe and Mail »

Alongside his cycling partner and trainer, Nikki Davenport, Mr. Mills’s journey began on May 24 at Canada’s most easterly point of land, the Cape Spear Lighthouse in Newfoundland. By the time the pair reached Victoria’s Ogden Point Breakwater Lighthouse on Saturday, his customized bike was in rough shape.

“It’s pretty beat up. The brakes are just about done. But it made it,” said Mr. Mills, who is 43 and from Newmarket, Ont.

All along the route, they were met with unrelenting kindness – from roadside cheers and meals from strangers, to the private donors who helped get him back on the road when the devastating theft of his specially adapted bike in Quebec City almost derailed the endeavour.

Nathan Starzynski » Cycling Canada solo tour » Manitoba

In the summer of 2022, Nathan Starzynski cycled 15,000 km across Canada in 175 days from May 21st to November 11th, Departing Victoria, BC, and arriving Cape Spear, NFLD.

This is the story of the fourth province of that journey. The Manitoba adventure took place from July 11th to July 24th, 2022.

Cycling Canada Ep 4 - Manitoba

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Several US National Parks are hosting stargazing events in 2023

NY Times »

An outdoors guide to adventure in the Western Slope of Colorado » Durango, Silverton, and Ouray

InsideHook »

The Western Slope of Colorado features three buoyant — but largely underrated and underacknowledged — towns that are adventure ports for outdoor enthusiasts: Durango, Silverton and Ouray.

These towns are packed with activities year-round. They’re incredibly scenic, and filled with some of the sweetest, most inviting people — and welcoming bars where said people congregate — you’ll encounter on this side of the Mississippi. They’re gold nuggets when it comes to adventure, eats and hospitality.

Brian Brettschneider’s year-long 21°C road trips

A map of Brian Brettschneider's US-Canada Year-Round 21℃ Road Trip Route

A map of Brian Brettschneider’s US-Canada Year-Round 21℃ – 22,400 km Road Trip

Alaska climate scientist Brian Brettschneider released three 21°C Road Trips, that promise to keep long-distance rubber tramp warriors comfortable as they travel around North America throughout the year.

One of the year long routes hugs the coasts, a second travels up the interior of the US, and a third route crosses into Canada and up to Alaska.

Also » Insider

Dick Proenneke thriving alone in the wilderness of Alaska

Dick Proenneke in “Alone in the Wilderness” is the story of Dick Proenneke living at Twin Lakes in the Alaska wilderness.

Dick retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes. He filmed his adventures so he could show his relatives in the lower 48 states what life was like in Alaska, building his cabin, hunting for food, and exploring the area.

Bob Swerer has used some of the footage from Dick’s films and created 4 videos about Dick, “Alone in the Wilderness”, “Alone in the Wilderness part 2”, “Alaska, Silence and Solitude” and “The Frozen North”. They can purchase from Bob Swerer Productions at the DickProenneke.com website.

Below are some excepts from these films.

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Lisbon is this year’s best-value European city

Every year, Post Office Travel Money compares the costs of short breaks in cities across Europe for UK holidaymakers – overall and for specific items like accommodation, meals and cultural attractions.

Our annual City Costs Barometer helps you see upfront which destinations are the best value or most expensive before planning your trip, including how prices have changed in the past year.

  • Best-value cities
    1. Lisbon £224.76
    2. Vilnius £225.01
    3. Krakow £250.91
    4. Athens £262.22
    5. Riga £284.99
    6. Porto £325.30
    7. Zagreb £329.72
    8. Budapest £330.53
    9. Warsaw £330.95
    10. Lille £332.11

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Explore! releases their list of the 35 best hikes in the world that almost anyone can do

Explore Worldwide, an “adventure travel” agency, has put together a list of 35 of the best hikes in the world that almost anyone can do, from short jaunts you can do in less than an hour to longer, multi-day itineraries »

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