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I am a BCIT New Media Grad

Which is Better? Argentina vs. Chile for expat investors

Our Blog is about seven countries behind our actual travels. But I felt like putting in a current post. Michel & I have been looking at South America as potential expat investors. There are several obvious advantages to Canada. One … Continue reading

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Hiking the hills of Whitehorse

There are a maze of trails around Whitehorse that turn into cross country ski tracks in winter. There are so many side branches and cross trails, that we have to bring a map for orienteering purposes. Even with the map, … Continue reading

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Fish Lake Trail hike

(located at Mile 889.4 Alaska Hwy) Our Westfalia is a dot, parked at the end of the road that you can see on the right hand side of the lake (not Fish Lake). This is a pretty easy trail because … Continue reading

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Gold mining history

Overlooking Dawson City is the Midnight Dome. It has an elevation of 82911 feet and is only 5 miles from town. It’s famous around Yukon for the Summer Solstice parties in June. Unfortunately we’ve just missed the party, but there … Continue reading

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Dawson City Cemeteries

Michel and I drove up the hill above Dawson City to do a self-tour through the Klondike pioneer cemeteries. The tourist information center hands out a brochure to help guide you. In the 1800’s, society was very stratified. Your rank … Continue reading

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Steamship Graveyard

Across the river from Dawson City is a graveyard for steamship paddle wheelers. The Klondike was serviced by various steamship operators, but by 1914 they had pretty well been amalgamated by the White Pass Company ( the same company that … Continue reading

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Dawson City, Yukon

There are three things that put Dawson City as a top destination on the tourist map. The Klondike Gold Rush. It served as the Capital of the Yukon from 1887 -1952. The sub-arctic climate that only gets about 90 frost … Continue reading

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