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About Patricia Pagenel

Patricia Pagenel is the former Director of Content Marketing at Viator.com and the founder of ZeWanderingFrogs.com, an adventure travel and outdoor activities blog. Her work has been published on National Geographic Daily Dozen and Huffington Post. Patricia grew up in France, lived in Scotland, Taiwan, Germany, and is now in the US. Together with her partner Bruno, she discovered 30+ countries over five continents. She mushed her own dog sled in the Arctic, sat with gorillas in Rwanda, dived in the Great Barrier Reef and trekked in the Himalayas. She enjoys California the rest of the year, snowboarding, kiteboarding and hiking. When not working on sharing her travel experience, Patricia is busy planning her next adventure around the world. Follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter.

Rescuing Elephant Orphans in Nairobi, Kenya

An older orphan comforts a younger one.

Kenya is without a doubt a wildlife paradise, its wilderness unparalleled and one of the few places on earth where one can admire the Big Five. But with these unique attributes come challenges, as poachers decimate herds for the ivory trade, killing mothers and leaving behind orphans. Several conservation groups are at the forefront of […]

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May 11, 2016 by | Comments Off on Rescuing Elephant Orphans in Nairobi, Kenya

Zanzibar Island Beyond Stone Town: Top 12 Things to Do

Red colobus monkeys

Zanzibar has been an important commercial stop since the ancient Assyrians, with traders coming from as far as Arabia, India and the Persian Gulf. This fusion of different African, Asian and Arab influences can be seen today in the island’s architecture. A prime example is Stone Town, a must-see while on the island. However, Unguja, […]

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May 9, 2016 by | Comments Off on Zanzibar Island Beyond Stone Town: Top 12 Things to Do

How to Pick a Safari in Tanzania

Setting off on a safari in the Serengeti

Tanzania is one of the best safari destinations, with world-famous parks like Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, where you can find the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and the nearly extinct rhinoceros) in their natural habitat. Defining the right safari for you is the key to enjoying your trip. Different formulas are available depending on […]

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November 30, 2015 by | Comments Off on How to Pick a Safari in Tanzania

A Moment with the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

A mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda

If your bucket list includes observing gorillas in the wild, Rwanda should be your destination of choice. Its mountain gorillas — the world’s most endangered apes — live in the Virunga Mountains across Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.

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November 11, 2015 by | Comments Off on A Moment with the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

Winter Adventures Around the Arctic Circle

Ready to mush the dog team

The Call of the Wild … Jack London described a world of pure white, dangerous and exhilarating. Contrary to his time, today you can easily travel to the great northern territories of the USA and Canada and experience the thrills without the danger — just bring your adventurous spirit!

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October 5, 2015 by | Comments Off on Winter Adventures Around the Arctic Circle