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Recommended Reading

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Adventure Associates "Real Travellers" often engage in a favorite conversation: What are you reading? Below are recent recommendations from our staff and travellers.

The Curve of Time
Author: M. Wylie Blanchett
Suggested by: Alice Tew
What is it about? After her husband died in 1927, M. Wylie Blanchet became one of the first pioneers of "family travel," acting as both mother, teacher and captain of the 25-foot boat that became her family's home. This lyrically written memoir reads like fantastic fiction, but her adventures are all very real. There are dangers-rough water, bad weather, wild animals-but there is also the quiet respect and the deep peace of a woman teaching her children the wonder and awesome depth of the natural world. As well as a great armchair traveller read, this offers spirited preparation for travel to the Pacific Northwest!

50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America
Author: Marybeth Bond
Suggested by: National Geographic
What is it about? Since 1999, Adventure Associates has been a favorite travel company of Marybeth Bond, the "#1 Women's Travel Expert in the USA". This ninth and newest guide to Women's Travel from the author of "Gutsy Women" and "A Woman's World" is chock full of practical travel tips for savvy travelers, great ideas for celebrating milestones and renewing friendships, as well as true stories from women in the world - all of which will surely inspire you to call a girlfriend, pack up your bags and say "Let's Go!"

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Relishable Recipes

Meals served by new friends in distant countries result in recipe swaps. Here is a sure favorite for your next trail or paddling day, and a big step up from your average Granola Bar.

Energy Cookies

Recipe by: Adventure Associates assistant guide: Alice Tew. Seattle, WA
Photo: B. Janson enjoys breakfast and a sunrise paddle in the San Juans

  • 1/2 c. pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 c. sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 c. sesame seeds
  • 2 Tblsp. flax seeds
  • (Toast all seeds and cool completely before mixing)
  • 4 c. flour
  • 1 c. chocolate chips
  • 2 c. rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 c. canola or safflower oil
  • 1 c. honey
  • 1 c. raisins, softened in hot water (reserve this water)
  • Optional: 2 Tblsp. or more of your choice: peanut butter, vanilla, brown sugar, almond extract, nutmeg or other...something for sweetening if you choose

    Mix flour, chocolate chips, rolled oats, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. Add the toasted and cooled seeds. Add oil, honey and raisins. Stir. Add raisin water a little bit at a time until the batter is moist but stiff. Spoon the dough onto an UNgreased cookie sheet, and mash to desired shape and thickness. (The cookies do not spread or rise in the oven.) Bake for 10 minutes or so at 350 degrees F. until the edges are brown or just before. Cool for 15 minutes. Pack into daypack for hearty snack or pour warm milk over one in a bowl for a healthy breakfast!

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