Entries by Bernie Farber from 08/2012

Go North to an Alaskan Adventure

| Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Travel

Alaska is simply an adventure waiting to happen. Unlike many other places below the 48th parallel, Alaska is rough, tumble and untouched. From its majestic mountains that house the tallest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley to its sweeping glaciers, fjords wildlife and rugged trails and rivers you cannot help but be swept up by its splendor.

The Perils of Pauline

| Posted 08.25.2012 | Canada Politics

One would hope that the days of politically motivated religious discrimination are far behind us. Yet the disdain and intolerance demonstrated so avidly by Pauline Marois threatens to bring us back to darker, more foreboding times. Along with the other vestiges of bigotry appearing today, can it be that the accepting, multicultural national we have worked toward in the last number of decades has been for naught?

Flying Over the Fifth Largest Glacier in the World

| Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Travel

A true highlight of our trip was a helicopter journey to the Herbert Glacier, North America's 5th largest ice field covering over 1500 sq miles and it wasn't without its heart-stopping excitement.It was a cool crisp 10 degrees Celsius late summer morning in Juneau with patches of blue sky.