Yerba Mate – more than drink

I am doing a ritual that has now become a daily morning routine. While the water is warming up on the stove, I pour loose yerba into a gourd, cover the top with my hand, turn the gourd upside down and gently shake it several times. The goal is to bring to the surface the… read more

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Alaska is known for its remoteness, glaciers, mountains and wildlife. But it is its amazing Marine Highway System┬áthat makes Alaska even more enjoyable. On my last kayak expedition, we boarded the Fairweather in Juneau and headed to Sitka. With our kayaks nicely tucked in below, we were able to sit back, relax and enjoy the… read more

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