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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 Inspiration from Our Planet: <br>7 Ways You Can Help

Conservation Inspiration from Our Planet:
7 Ways You Can Help

Emily Goodheart Kautz April 27, 2019 0

 Brilliant and skillful in its storytelling, the emotions Our Planet evokes are all at once awe-inspiring, mesmerizing and heart-wrenching. This gripping portrait of the critical condition of our planet highlights key conservation issues,

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White Bears from the Air

White Bears from the Air

Emily Goodheart Kautz April 1, 2019 0

Each autumn, polar bears congregate along the Hudson Bay in anticipation of their annual seal hunt. While waiting for the freeze-up to access these blubbery sea mammals, they supplement their diet with beached whales,

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Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 26, 2019 0

Last week, here in the Midwest in mid-March, I spotted my first robin of the year. My mother used to say that seeing a robin was a sure sign that spring couldn’t be far

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Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 22, 2019 3

Being an inveterate introvert, I avoid large crowds—well, really, even groups of people numbering 15 or more—like the plague. Yet the places that call to me are some of the most jam-packed because they

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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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