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Best Way to See the Galapagos? Gently and Up Close

Best Way to See the Galapagos? Gently and Up Close

Wendy Redal August 30, 2010 2

It’s a quandary that often faces travelers to ecologically fragile destinations: tourism can do wonders to raise awareness about the importance of conservation, yet  visitors may question whether their very presence is contributing to

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Never Can Say Goodbye

Never Can Say Goodbye

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 30, 2010 7

That first ember of excitement you feel burning inside from the moment you decide it’s time for a new adventure is an invigorating feeling. From the initial destination-dreaming phase to signing the trip form’s

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Care About Greener Travel? Make Your Views Heard!

Care About Greener Travel? Make Your Views Heard!

Wendy Redal August 26, 2010 0

If you’re familiar with Natural Habitat Adventures, you know we are a global leader in ecotourism. World Wildlife Fund has designated us as their exclusive Conservation Travel Provider, and we have also been selected

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Nature Seems to be Everywhere | Ben’s Musings

Ben Bressler August 23, 2010 3

Dear Friend, This may seem pretty obvious to you, but nature seems to be everywhere. As a nature tour operator, I sometimes (wrongly) tend to think of nature as only being in Africa or

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Reading the Empty and Open Places

Reading the Empty and Open Places

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 23, 2010 4

The long waits now common at airports do have one advantage: they give us a chance to catch up on our reading while getting to and coming back from our travel destinations. Anticipating such

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Leave the GPS behind: Why it’s important to take risks when we travel

Leave the GPS behind: Why it’s important to take risks when we travel

Wendy Redal August 20, 2010 3

I just returned from a delightful family reunion in suburban Minneapolis – not an event or a setting one would associate with ‘adventure travel.’ But my husband and I found ourselves the adventurous anomaly

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Wildlife Photo: Smiling Grizzly Cub

Wildlife Photo: Smiling Grizzly Cub

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 19, 2010 0

Is this grizzly cub smiling? Possibly, according to bear behavioralist Else Poulsen. In an article published in National Geographic magazine in 2016, Poulsen was quoted as saying: “Bears smile just like we do. They pull each

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Happy Birthday, Global Warming

Happy Birthday, Global Warming

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 16, 2010 18

Happy 35th, global warming. No, I’m not implying that the Earth started to warm up just 35 years ago, but that this month marks the birthday of the two-word term. On August 8, 1975,

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