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Solomon & Stroud: Searching for History on the Missinaibi

What happened in 1780 on Missinaibi Lake, in the remote boreal forest of Northern Ontario, was the beginning of a corporate battle unlike any other in history. Our mission is to spend seven days paddling and scuba diving a crucial section of the Missinaibi River, including the fort where Leask and Smith fled for their lives that summer.

Does Scotland Have the Remotest Pub on Earth?

I skied 2,000 kilometres across the barrens of Alaska in the darkest months of winter to find one. I scaled Borneo’s highest peak—the 4,100-metre Mount Kinabalu—to reach one that was remoter still. Indeed, the ...

Rügen: Drifting in Search of the German Soul

Just off Deutschland’s scenic northern coast is a little resort island where people go to sunbathe on sandy Baltic beaches. It’s also where the Nazis used tourism to seduce the masses and individuals used naturism to free the mind