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Greenland and the Culture of the Kayak

Greenland and the Culture of the Kayak

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 29, 2020 0

The first time I heard the expression “Eskimo roll,” I was standing on the deck of the M/V Sea Spirit, a small, polar-adapted, expedition ship that was my home for two weeks as I

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Update: Wildfires in Brazil

Update: Wildfires in Brazil

WWF July 30, 2020 0

The Pantanal has fascinated me since I first learned about it in a documentary ten years ago.  It is a world of contrasts with dramatically different wet and dry seasons, and a land of many uses spanning three countries. Home to the elusive jaguar, other varieties of wildlife, spectacular landscapes, and Brazil’s rich cowboy

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How to Be a Better Environmentalist When Traveling

How to Be a Better Environmentalist When Traveling

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 10, 2020 0

Like many of you, I suspect, I worry a lot about environmental issues: diminishing biodiversity, climate change, greenhouse gases and melting glaciers. Yet, about once a year, I book a flight. And even though

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9 Nat Hab destinations from NYT’s 52 places to visit in 2020

9 Nat Hab destinations from NYT’s 52 places to visit in 2020

Hannah Wagner January 31, 2020 0

Every year, the New York Times names 52 places as top destinations to visit. This year, nine Nat Hab destinations made the list. Some destinations are making strides in conservation and others are dramatically

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See World Heritage Sites with Natural Habitat Adventures

See World Heritage Sites with Natural Habitat Adventures

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 21, 2020 0

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) defines world heritage as “our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and

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Put Your Fears on Ice, and Travel to the Cold Places

Put Your Fears on Ice, and Travel to the Cold Places

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 14, 2020 0

A small ice rink, created by flooding a flat piece of ground in front of the elementary school that was just two blocks from my home when I was a child, never failed to

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Making Travelers: View-Masters, Slideshows and Mailed Boxes

Making Travelers: View-Masters, Slideshows and Mailed Boxes

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 3, 2019 0

When I was a kid, my mother signed me up for a monthly children’s travel club sponsored by the National Geographic Society. As a member of the club, every 30 days I received a

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“Home for the Holidays” and Other Travel Conundrums

“Home for the Holidays” and Other Travel Conundrums

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 26, 2019 0

This week, we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving, kicking off what we call the “holiday season”: typically defined as the triumvirate of Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve. It’s also a huge traveling time. But unlike most

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