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Adventures with Vera Koo in India

Adventures with Vera Koo in India

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published March 25, 2015 While much of the Western world was celebrating the holidays with festivity, light, family and gifts, I fulfilled a life-long dream of visiting uncharted regions of the Eastern world last fall. My passport...

Vera Koo Prepares for an Adventure in India

Vera Koo Prepares for an Adventure in India

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published February 10, 2015 I have a philosophy about opportunities. Opportunities are fleeting. When one arises, you should be careful not to miss it. You might never feel like the time is perfect to act on an opportunity....

What I Learned from Glenda Jackson and ‘King Lear’

What I Learned from Glenda Jackson and ‘King Lear’

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published August 15, 2019 In this story about a recent trip to see plays in New York City, columnist Vera Koo describes a life-changing event that occurred because she saw Glenda Jackson in “King Lear.” CliffNotes saved me on book...

Shark Adventure: A Dive Into a Shark Arena

Shark Adventure: A Dive Into a Shark Arena

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published September 5, 2017 This shark adventure is a guest column written by Vera Koo’s husband, Carlos … Vera and I have different avenues toward pursuing our hobbies. Vera is drawn to activities that she can try to conquer. She’s...

Sightseeing in Alaska: Some Rules are Meant to be Broken

Sightseeing in Alaska: Some Rules are Meant to be Broken

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published July 10, 2019 I do not usually like to mix business with pleasure. I traveled across the globe for competitions during my 15-year professional shooting career, and I almost never went sightseeing or exploring during my...

Vera Koo and Her Zombie Apocalypse Experience

Vera Koo and Her Zombie Apocalypse Experience

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published April 7, 2020 Life with Carlos is an adventure, so much so that I often think I have lived 2 or 3 lifetimes compressed into one. Throughout our 50 years of marriage, we have not had a dull moment. We raised a family. We...

Vera Koo: Lightning Strikes Twice

Vera Koo: Lightning Strikes Twice

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published April 22, 2015 Vera Koo knows that lightning can strike twice, especially when it comes to accidents when you’re active. Read about her recent skiing accident and how she, once again, prepares to recover so that she can...

Salmon Fishing in British Columbia

Salmon Fishing in British Columbia

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published November 3, 2017 This guest post comes from Carlos Koo, who is married to the lovely Vera Koo, a formidable competition shooter. When Vera is off competing, Carlos can often be found on an adventure trip. For this trip, he...

Bette Midler, Glenn Close and Vera Koo: An Opportunity Not Missed

Bette Midler, Glenn Close and Vera Koo: An Opportunity Not Missed

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published August 1, 2017 I always advise people to never pass up an opportunity that excites them, even if the timing seems inopportune. Opportunities are fleeting. You never know when another window will open if you miss the first....

Camping on Moutcha Bay

Camping on Moutcha Bay

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published October 17, 2018 I watched my youngest granddaughter transform from a baby to a toddler. I experienced the high tea of a lifetime. And, most importantly, I enjoyed quality family time that included many experiences,...

Vera Koo: What I Learned on Broadway

Vera Koo: What I Learned on Broadway

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published October 3, 2018 I like to be around energy and excitement. That is one reason why I enjoy traveling to New York City. The bright lights, the noise, the crowds on Times Square, the array of colors, I love it all. I traveled...