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Angela Saurine, Award-winning travel journalist. Image taken by Angela Saurine of white-water rafting in the Grand Canyon.

 

Rafting the Grand Canyon

"FEET up, bum up." They are the last words of advice I hear before plunging, toes first, over the side of the limestone pool into the turquoise water of the rapids beyond...

Close encounters with polar bears in Canada

In the space of a few moments the situation had changed dramatically as we went from quietly watching a cute polar bear in the distance to being in quite a precarious position...

Cocos Islands: A piece of paradise
FROM the moment I picked him up, I knew he was the one for me. He may have been small, but he was a fighter...

Personal pilgrimage to Sun Valley, Idaho

THERE'S a box sitting in the corner of my bedroom that contains the few remaining possessions I have that belonged to my Dad, who died when I was 11...

River crossing in Kenya's Masai Mara                                                                                                                                                                              THEY know

THEY know they want to. We want them to. The crocodiles want them to. The vultures definitely want them to. Only the hippos would probably rather be left in peace...

Quirky kiwis on Stewart Island

WE ARE walking along a leaf-littered path on a guided nature tour of Ulva Island when we hear the loud tweeting of a bird nearby...

Swimming with whales in Tonga

Ignoring our goosebumps as we sit at the back with our flippers in the water, the only sounds are the water lapping against the side, the soft whirr of the engine and the faint, scratchy shhhhhhh of the two-way radio...

Solar eclipse on Easter Island

EVERYWHERE I look across the sunny green field there are people with big cameras or telescopes mounted on tripods, clutching binoculars or wearing cheap 3D-style cardboard glasses...

Eat, pray, surf in Bali

RAINDROPS plop into the pool and splatter against the leaves of the banana trees in front of us as the smell of incense wafts across the terrace and the cool breeze from the overhead fan flows across us, providing a welcome relief from the sticky, tropical heat ...

On the Northern Exposure trail in Alaska
EVER since falling in love with the television show Northern Exposure as a teenager, it had been my dream to go to Alaska and meet the kind of quirky characters it depicted. The problem is, I'm not quite sure how to handle them when I do...

Visit the area Luke Nguyen's family came from in Saigon, Vietnam with the celebrity chef

WALKING through the narrow alleyways of Cau Ong Lanh, Luke Nguyen contemplates how different his life could have been. If his parents had not fled Vietnam in the wake of the war he probably would have been a street vendor, he thinks, perhaps selling noodles...

Bucketloads of fun at Thingywan Water Festival in Myanmar (Burma)

THE monk started it. We are innocently walking through the small village of Ohn Ne Kyaung behind our guide when out of the corner of my eye I spot him. With a grin from ear to ear he steps forward next to the path and throws a large bowl of water at us, much to the delight of the giggling children who surround him...


Angela Saurine, Award-winning travel journalist.

Stories by destination

A list of Angela's stories in alphabetical order by destination - from Alaska to the Vava'u Islands.

Angela Saurine, Award-winning travel journalist. Image of Angela Saurine skiiing.

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Angela Saurine, Award-winning travel journalist. Image of Angela Saurine skiiing.

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