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Will Machu Picchu Get a New “Old” Name?

Will Machu Picchu Get a New “Old” Name?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 26, 2022 0

A wonder of pre-Columbian architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Peru’s breathtaking Machu Picchu draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Built on a mountaintop in the Andes and believed to have

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Norway Video: Why a Foreign Place Can Seem Like Home

Norway Video: Why a Foreign Place Can Seem Like Home

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 12, 2021 0

My maternal grandmother was born in Norway. She came to the United States when she was a small child and didn’t speak English. But she was smart and an avid learner—and possessed the pliable

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Video: The Somewhat Noble Call of a Snow Leopard

Video: The Somewhat Noble Call of a Snow Leopard

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 24, 2021 0

We’re all familiar with this movie scene: a bald eagle soars overhead in a wild, Western-type, wide-open landscape, and we hear the iconic, piercing, strong screech of America’s most majestic bird. What you might

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Your Africa Safari Photographs Could Help Save Wildlife

Your Africa Safari Photographs Could Help Save Wildlife

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 13, 2021 0

I have never been fortunate enough to go on an Africa safari, but I never tire of reading about the experiences of others who have visited the continent, such as the thrill of seeing

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Post-Pandemic, Learning to Trust Again from a Gray Whale

Post-Pandemic, Learning to Trust Again from a Gray Whale

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 1, 2021 0

The longest recorded migration by a mammal was made by a gray whale. In 2015, a female made a journey of nearly 14,000 miles from Russia to Mexico and back. (Zebras hold the longest

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Five Ways that Travel Makes You More Empathetic

Five Ways that Travel Makes You More Empathetic

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 25, 2021 0

Empathy seems to be in short supply, lately. And it’s no surprise after all we’ve dealt with in the past two years: the coronavirus pandemic, economic insecurity, misinformation and racial injustice, to name just

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Video: A Novel Look at South Africa

Video: A Novel Look at South Africa

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 16, 2021 0

I have never been to Africa. Yet, I like to imagine being there: I picture myself on a safari in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa or Tanzania. I dream of watching elephants, giraffes, lions,

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The Most Beautiful Countries in the World Have Two Problems

The Most Beautiful Countries in the World Have Two Problems

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 9, 2021 0

Almost a year ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic raced around the world, I thought of writing to you about the countries that seem to perpetually be on annual lists of the “most beautiful in

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