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New Zealand Grants Mountains, Parks and Rivers Personhood

New Zealand Grants Mountains, Parks and Rivers Personhood

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 24, 2019 0

When it comes to the world’s waters, I’m more of a river person than a lake person. Rivers always seem to me to be on an urgent mission; they go places. They “run” downstream,

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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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Brewing Up a Cup of Coffee for Galapagos’ Giant Tortoises

Brewing Up a Cup of Coffee for Galapagos’ Giant Tortoises

WWF October 3, 2018 9

I met Reyna Oleas, owner of MonteMar on a misty Saturday morning off a dirt road nestled beneath stands of banana, guava and scalesia trees. It was early in the morning on Santa Cruz

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Surreal Snorkeling in the Galapagos

Surreal Snorkeling in the Galapagos

Natural Habitat Adventures August 4, 2018 0

The most memorable part of my Galapagos trip, without question, was the snorkeling. Initially, I was a little scared of this element of the trip because I’m not exactly a fish in the water,

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The Heartbeats and Songs of Trees

The Heartbeats and Songs of Trees

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 15, 2018 13

I’m a tree hugger from way back; in fact, you could say I was hugging trees before tree hugging was cool. So when a book titled The Songs of Trees recently hit store shelves, I

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Tune In: A Galapagos Binge

Tune In: A Galapagos Binge

Jennie Lay April 14, 2018 0

Extinction is a pandemic. It’s not just species we’re losing every day. We’re also abandoning quiet spaces and undisturbed places. Perhaps saddest of all, as we surrender these finite treasures, we are losing our

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Traveler Story: Ecuador & Galapagos

Traveler Story: Ecuador & Galapagos

Natural Habitat Adventures September 23, 2017 0

“We loved so many things that occurred during our visit to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, but I will share a few. Our first night aboard the Petrel, we moved from San Cristobal to

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Galapagos Through My Daughter’s Eyes

Galapagos Through My Daughter’s Eyes

Natural Habitat Adventures August 28, 2017 0

During my 18+ years at Natural Habitat Adventures, I’ve been fortunate—frankly, blessed—to travel the world as an emissary of the company. Whether in search of the next great trip, having the opportunity to share

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