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Real-Time vs. Reflective Adventures

Real-Time vs. Reflective Adventures

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 29, 2010 7

“Wish you were here.” It’s the archetypal message on a picture postcard, sent from a friend or family member in some far-off holiday or vacation spot. In fact, the expression has become so cliché

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Octopus Squeeze

Octopus Squeeze

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 25, 2010 0

We’re now beginning the end-of-the-year holidays, and you know what that means: crowds at the shopping mall, hordes at the airport and throngs at the theaters. Ever wish during certain times—such as the busy

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Where Adventure Lives: Outside the Routine

Where Adventure Lives: Outside the Routine

Wendy Redal November 22, 2010 0

I’m writing this week from a place not many would associate with exciting destinations for adventure travel: Greater Los Angeles. My family and I are here to share Thanksgiving with relatives and see a

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The Timing of Your Travels

The Timing of Your Travels

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 22, 2010 6

It’s now the end of November, and soon we’ll be ushering in another new year. On December 31—as if everyone in the nation suddenly got a job at Houston’s Johnson Space Center—we’ll all begin

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See a Great Migration for Yourself!

See a Great Migration for Yourself!

Wendy Redal November 19, 2010 1

If you've been watching National Geographic Channel's "Great Migrations" documentary, you're learning a lot about one of the most amazing phenomena in the natural realm. But there's nothing like being there to witness migrating

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Choose to Champion a Chimpanzee

Choose to Champion a Chimpanzee

Wendy Redal November 15, 2010 1

While chimpanzees are struggling amidst declining habitat and bushmeat trade in central Africa, organizations like the Jane Goodall Institute and World Wildlife Fund are working to protect them. Learn more about how you, too,

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Adventure on the Cruise Ship “Splendor”—Really?

Adventure on the Cruise Ship “Splendor”—Really?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 15, 2010 9

When the Carnival cruise ship Splendor was towed into the San Diego Harbor late last week after being stranded off the coast of Mexico by an engine fire, many news reporters and bloggers commented

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Video: Bhutan’s Tigers Do Live High

Video: Bhutan’s Tigers Do Live High

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 11, 2010 5

It started with some anecdotal stories from villagers. Although tigers were known to live in the Himalayan foothills of Bhutan, no one believed that they resided any higher up the mountain—until some rumors from

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