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Pushed Around on South Georgia Island | Olaf’s Corner

Pushed Around on South Georgia Island | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver March 7, 2016 0

The persistent nudge was annoying. A very large body was trying to push me off the camping mattress.  Snugly wrapped in my sleeping bag, I drowsily realized that the firm pressure was not from

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Video: David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in Space

Video: David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in Space

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 21, 2016 1

Last week, English musician David Bowie died at the young age of 69. Whatever you think of his music, he was widely regarded as an innovator, known for the intellectual depth of his work.

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Further Up the Amazon River

Further Up the Amazon River

Natural Habitat Adventures January 18, 2016 0

I’ve been to the Amazon before – several times, actually. I’ve led trips in the neo-tropics and been on more rain forest hikes than I could ever remember. So to say I thought I

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Top 5 Reasons to Go on an Active Adventure

Top 5 Reasons to Go on an Active Adventure

WWF January 13, 2016 0

Instead of just following the crowd, these adventures take you to the top of snow-capped mountains, along the shores of winding rivers and practically to the ends of the Earth. Of course adventure isn’t

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Want to Improve Your Health and Increase Your Creativity? Travel More.

Want to Improve Your Health and Increase Your Creativity? Travel More.

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 24, 2015 0

Thanksgiving kicks off not only an intense retail sales season but a busy travel period. News headlines about the numbers of us that take to the road, air or train tracks, however, mask the

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REI Closed on Black Friday: Altruism or Mere Marketing Ploy?

REI Closed on Black Friday: Altruism or Mere Marketing Ploy?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 10, 2015 6

In recent decades, the day after Thanksgiving—known as “Black Friday”—has become the biggest shopping day of the year. Although no one seems to be able to say for sure how the phrase originated, some

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What Does the Word “Travel” Mean to You?: Inspirational Travel Quotes from Around the World

What Does the Word “Travel” Mean to You?: Inspirational Travel Quotes from Around the World

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 24, 2015 7

Well-known travel writer Pico Iyer once wrote that “Travel for me is all about transformation, and I’m fascinated by those people who really do come back from a trip unrecognizable to themselves and perhaps

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Bears Are Outsmarting Us, and It Might Kill Them

Bears Are Outsmarting Us, and It Might Kill Them

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 15, 2015 7

We all love our national parks. They are our places of solace and refuge; of natural beauty and outdoor adventure. They afford us the chance to get close to what’s left of what is

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