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Watch Whales in Tofino

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Tofino on Vancouver Island has been a resource outpost, hippie enclave and now an eco-resort town, according the Lonely Planet guide on British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies. And it’s a great place to commune with nature in general and the gentle giants in particular.

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Escape with “Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots”

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During high school, we have the chance to redefine ourselves — to distance ourselves from our parents and experiment with defining ourselves through our friends, our music, our activities, our beliefs.

In Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald, the author cleverly confronts the idealism of high school environmental activism in a real world situation, and we all learn from the experience.