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Video: Happy, the Movie

Video: Happy, the Movie

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 28, 2010 1

What makes you happy? New research shows that spending money on having experiences—such as traveling—makes you feel cheerful and more upbeat than when you purchase things. Now, Academy Award nominated director Roko Belic is

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Amazon Photo Journal: Indigenous Masterpieces

Amazon Photo Journal: Indigenous Masterpieces

Jayme Otto October 26, 2010 2

Part 2 of NHA blogger Jayme Otto’s recent Amazon and Machu Picchu adventure. As traveler, it’s always inspiring to find meaningful ways to interact with locals. And encountering a group of indigenous people who’ve

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Armchair adventure almost as exhilarating as being there

Armchair adventure almost as exhilarating as being there

Wendy Redal October 25, 2010 0

When you can't be out bagging peaks or surfing monster waves yourself, go for the vicarious adrenaline boost with a good adventure travel read. Here are a few titles I've found captivating: what are

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Happy Travelers

Happy Travelers

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 25, 2010 16

Smiling sightseers in Uganda, Africa. Big grins on the faces of tourists to Costa Rica. An enthusiastically clapping audience for the whales off the Mexican Baja Peninsula. Come to think of it, have you

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Dog and Dolphin Playdate

Dog and Dolphin Playdate

James Dziezynski October 19, 2010 0

Who can’t use a swim with a buddy once in a while? Amazing footage from Ireland!

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Adventure in the Ellipses: Elk

Adventure in the Ellipses: Elk

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 18, 2010 7

Ever since elk were reintroduced to Wisconsin’s Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in 1995, I’ve wanted to see them roaming freely in my home state. Last month, my dream was realized—twice. In September, I was fortunate

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Video: Talk of the (Prairie Dog) Town

Video: Talk of the (Prairie Dog) Town

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 14, 2010 2

Which animal has the most complex communication system? You may have guessed whales or wolves. Researchers, however, now think that prairie dogs just might have the most sophisticated language of all nonhuman animals. Watch

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Living the High Life in the Amazon Canopy

Living the High Life in the Amazon Canopy

Jayme Otto October 13, 2010 3

Editor’s note: NHA travel writer Jayme Otto reports from her experiences on our Amazon and Machu Picchu departure in October 2010. For a truly memorable rainforest experience in the Peruvian Amazon, stay in the

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