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Mark Sissons

Canadian travel journalist

Canadian journalist Mark Sissons specializes in adventure travel to exotic destinations. His work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Men's Journal, Globe and Mail,Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, Atmosphere inflight magazine and Travelife Magazine, among other publications.
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An African Friend To Vancouver's At-Risk Youth

We tend to think of charities involving Africans in terms of us providing assistance to them, not the other way around. Yet here is a man who spent part of his childhood in an orphanage in war-torn Uganda, changing young lives on our streets with a message of hope that flows from one powerful realization: Someone values me. I am not alone.
11/16/2016 12:13 EST
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Three Days In Ghana's Capital Of Accra

Tucked above the Gulf of Guinea along the infamous Gold Coast, Ghana's capital of Accra is everything you imagine a major West African city to be -- steamy, chaotic, colourful and steeped in history. Here is how to get the most of out this fascinating city of three million and its environs over 72 steamy hours.
10/31/2016 01:33 EDT
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Ucluelet Offers a Wild West Coast Adventure

Long in the shadow of Tofino, its more famous neighbour to the north, Ucluelet is an unpretentious working harbour town that's becoming a popular wild west coast getaway. Today, it offers visitors everything from whale watching and kayaking excursions to fresh dining options, as well as a range of accommodations.
10/06/2015 05:34 EDT
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Bringing the Miracle of Eyesight to Madagascar

Every year, half a million of the world's children go blind, according to the World Health Organization; 75 per cent of them live in developing countries such as Madagascar, an island nation off the coast of eastern Africa best known as the setting of a popular animated film.
10/01/2015 12:29 EDT
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Whistler's World Ski & Snowboard Festival Celebrates Mountain Culture

Featuring a non-stop series of free outdoor concerts, innovative pro fashion, photography and film competitions and industry parties, World Ski & Snowboard Festival takes Whistler by storm each April. And after sampling the opening weekend of this year's edition, I can safely say that this 10-day party is well worth attending -- even if you don't know a half pipe from a drain pipe.
04/16/2014 01:02 EDT