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Travel Tale: The Environmentalist Elves of Iceland

Travel Tale: The Environmentalist Elves of Iceland

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 21, 2019 0

My guide was dead serious—or, at least, he seemed to be. He told me that there are elves in Iceland. He made this surprising statement while we were in his van, driving to Thingvellir

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Conservation-Minded Travel and 9 Tips to Get You Started

Conservation-Minded Travel and 9 Tips to Get You Started

Hannah Wagner February 27, 2019 0

What unites travelers is our love of place. Most travelers want to help support the destinations they visit, but don’t know where to start.   As tourism developed, emphasis grew around visiting natural sites. By the 1980’s ecotourism as a trend came into the spotlight. Today,

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New Year’s Day 2019: What Outdoor Place Misses You?

New Year’s Day 2019: What Outdoor Place Misses You?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 1, 2019 5

My father never had the “urge for going,” as songwriter-singer Joni Mitchell calls it—the desire to travel. I place the blame for that fact squarely on the shoulders of World War II. As a

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Video: Travelers, Tread Lightly—the Palau Giant’s Message

Video: Travelers, Tread Lightly—the Palau Giant’s Message

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 6, 2018 3

If you love to travel, you’ve probably collected a lot of stamps in several, worn-out passports. The one you received from the island nation of Palau, however, may be the most extraordinary: Children of

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Signing Pledges to Be Better Tourists

Signing Pledges to Be Better Tourists

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 27, 2018 1

While travel has the potential to positively impact the places visited—infusing money into local economies, supporting local artisans and conservation projects, and promoting understanding across cultures—it also has the capability to destroy the very

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Video: The Mysterious Machu Picchu in High Definition

Video: The Mysterious Machu Picchu in High Definition

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 8, 2018 2

Encircled in mists and surrounded by emerald, forested slopes, the long-ago Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru wears an even heavier cloak of mystery. Although this World Heritage site, built on a mountaintop

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Anticipation Is the Happiest Part of a Travel Journey

Anticipation Is the Happiest Part of a Travel Journey

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 2, 2018 1

There’s a lot to be said for spontaneity. It allows you to take advantage of opportunities that pop up and opens the door for creativity, flexibility and freshness. But I prefer to operate in

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Esteeming Elephants: September 22 Is National Elephant Appreciation Day

Esteeming Elephants: September 22 Is National Elephant Appreciation Day

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 18, 2018 2

More than 1,500 “national” days have been declared, according to the National Day Calendar. For example, January 2 is National Cream Puff Day. March 4 is Marching Music Day. The first Saturday in May

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