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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

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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

Exploring the Masai Mara in Kenya

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

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

[PHOTOS] Yellowstone National Park in Winter

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As a result, Yellowstone offers the biggest population of megafauna (a.k.a. huge animals) in the Continental U.S., from grizzly bears, moose and wolves to herds of elk, bighorn sheep and bison. There’s plenty of other wildlife as well, including coyotes, foxes, pronghorn, bald eagles, trumpeter swans and myriad other species. Collectively, these features make Yellowstone […]

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December 3, 2012 by | 1 Comment

[PHOTOS] Animals of the Galapagos Islands

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As a devout nature-lover, the Galapagos Islands had been on my travel bucket list for years before I finally took a week-long, small ship eco-cruise through the archipelago. Made famous by Charles Darwin (who concocted his Theory of Evolution based on his groundbreaking scientific discoveries there), the chain of islands is located 600 miles off […]

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November 26, 2012 by | 3 Comments

A Diver’s Guide to Thailand

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Thailand is one of the best places in the world for scuba diving, drawing more divers than anywhere else in Southeast Asia — some 300,000 every year. The numerous islands that skirt the coastline offer an incredible range of marine life, with Reef Sharks, Leopard Sharks and turtles all being common encounters.

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November 19, 2012 by | 2 Comments

Walk on the Wild Side in Poland National Parks

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So we had a bizarre introduction to Podlaskie, the remote region of Poland marooned on the north-east border with Belarus – until the end of WWI this whole area was Russian. Within Podlaskie’s limits are two very special national parks; Bialowieza and Biebrza. The latter is a 150,000-acre patchwork of protected marshy flatlands, agricultural fields, […]

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October 23, 2012 by | Comments Off on Walk on the Wild Side in Poland National Parks