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Diesel—Dead Twice | Olaf’s Corner

Diesel—Dead Twice | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver May 14, 2018 0

It became impossible to keep the heavy sled straight on the newly frozen river. The 13 panting Greenland huskies in front of us repeatedly veered off to the side of the steep canyon, causing

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My World Travel Companion, Fred | Olaf’s Corner

My World Travel Companion, Fred | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver May 3, 2018 0

There is an interesting photograph hanging in our hallway that reminds me of a very special traveling companion named Fred. The wooden-framed picture shows a little Buddhist boy crouched on a stone window sill

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Biophilia: A Passionate Love for Nature | Olaf’s Corner

Biophilia: A Passionate Love for Nature | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver April 19, 2018 0

There is nothing more satisfying than when our travelers experience “that one magic animal encounter moment in the wild,” whether it is a few seconds of eye contact with the infinitely wise eyes of

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Thank You, Butterflies! | Olaf’s Corner

Thank You, Butterflies! | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver April 2, 2018 0

Our home library in Georgia is brimming with all kinds of dog-eared books about adventure, conservation, economics and science. The exception is a dozen of wooden boxes piled up high on top of the

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Majestic Mountains and the Death of a River | Olaf’s Corner

Majestic Mountains and the Death of a River | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver March 19, 2018 0

The Cordillera Andina is arguably the most impressive contiguous mountain range in the world, stretching 4,500 miles from the coastal plains of the Venezuelan Caribbean through Patagonia down to Cape Horn at the southern

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Lenin’s Kittiwake | Olaf’s Corner

Lenin’s Kittiwake | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver February 5, 2018 0

A black-footed kittiwake swooped in from the Arctic Ocean and landed on the bald head of Lenin, the Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. Not in political defiance, but because the top of

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Hello, Nature! | Olaf’s Corner

Hello, Nature! | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver January 20, 2018 0

There is a story about the colorful character named Bob in the Broughton Islands. If you are lucky, you can see him for yourself. You just need to get into a kayak and go

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Follow Your Kinski | Olaf’s Corner

Follow Your Kinski | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver January 8, 2018 0

My traveling buddy and I had just spent a horrible night north of the Guatemala border. All the cheap hotels in the dusty Mexican outpost of Tenosique were full, so we ended up in

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