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Exploring Greenland: The Next Frontier for Travelers

Hiking the Arctic Circle Trail in Greenland during the summer

Call it the Walter Mitty effect, but Greenland is suddenly on the cusp of shedding its arctic-explorers-only reputation to become the next great travel destination. Rather than cold and inhospitable, its shores now appear like an unexplored frontier to sure adventure. While most won’t take an ice-cold leap of faith from a helicopter into the […]

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July 22, 2015 by | Comments Off on Exploring Greenland: The Next Frontier for Travelers

10 Things to See and Do in Winnipeg

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Looking for fun in Manitoba’s capital city? Whether you’re into culture or nature, we’ve got 10 things to see and do in Winnipeg.

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June 9, 2015 by | Comments Off on 10 Things to See and Do in Winnipeg

The Big Five and Beyond: Going on Safari in the Serengeti

Popping up out of the safari jeep

Big Five hunting has waned in popularity, but there’s still a good deal of status associated with bagging a lion or an elephant for sport. How much better to go on a safari with only the intent of seeing, not diminishing these populations?

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July 28, 2014 by | Comments Off on The Big Five and Beyond: Going on Safari in the Serengeti

Out of Africa: Kenya Adventures Close to Nairobi

Feeding at the Giraffe Center

When Karen Blixen wrote the words, “I had a farm in Africa,” she probably had no idea how her words would inspire travelers and conjure up romantic images of the East African plains a century later. But as both a book and a film, “Out of Africa” continues to act as a siren song for […]

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September 27, 2013 by | Comments Off on Out of Africa: Kenya Adventures Close to Nairobi

Exploring the Masai Mara in Kenya

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There’s a reason why Disney chose the East African country of Kenya as the setting for The Lion King: Masai Mara. This vast reserve, which boarders Tanzania’s great Serengeti, is home to more than 1,500 square kilometers of continuous and untouched land. Its high concentration of wildlife, scenic mountain passes and arid plains, attract travelers […]

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September 9, 2013 by | Comments Off on Exploring the Masai Mara in Kenya

The Dos and Don’ts of Booking a Safari in Kenya

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Lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and cape buffaloes converging en masse, oh my, the Big Five! Most people about to book their first Kenyan safari will likely admit that the trip is the culmination of a dream fed from youthful reading of National Geographic or watching Discovery Channel. Who, after all, does not want to be […]

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August 21, 2013 by | Comments Off on The Dos and Don’ts of Booking a Safari in Kenya

Penguins and Postcards in Port Lockroy, Antarctica

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In my excitement I ended up with two stamps – the first, placed by the kayak expedition leader on my ship, the second one stamped myself in the British Antarctica Research Center at Port Lockroy. Now, my passport holds two blue ovals, each with the same date and map coordinates, each displaying an indigo blue […]

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June 25, 2013 by | Comments Off on Penguins and Postcards in Port Lockroy, Antarctica

Whale Watching and Cocktails on Maui’s Teralani Sunset Cruise

Getting ready to set sail.

When I signed up for the Teralani Sunset Maui Cocktail Sail on my trip to Maui, I was mostly after drinks, snacks, and some nice photographs of the sun sinking behind the volcanic islands. I hadn’t expected the National Geographic-style whale adventure my evening would become.

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May 9, 2013 by | Comments Off on Whale Watching and Cocktails on Maui’s Teralani Sunset Cruise

The World’s 10 Best Snorkeling Destinations

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Scuba diving requires training, a PADI qualification, and heavy equipment, but absolutely anyone who can swim and feels at ease in the water can snorkel. It’s the easiest way to discover an unbelievable underwater world full of color, critters, and beauty. Snorkelers only need a mask, a snorkel, and fins, and it’s free to practice […]

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February 27, 2013 by | Comments Off on The World’s 10 Best Snorkeling Destinations

Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River in Florida

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From petting stingrays in Grand Cayman to riding elephants in Thailand, animal interactions sit high on the universal travel bucket list. On the Gulf Coast of Florida, just and hour and a half away from the tourism juggernaut that is Orlando (and yet another creature – a very famous little mouse!) lies another such animal […]

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February 21, 2013 by | 1 Comment