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How to Be a Better Environmentalist When Traveling

How to Be a Better Environmentalist When Traveling

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 10, 2020 0

Like many of you, I suspect, I worry a lot about environmental issues: diminishing biodiversity, climate change, greenhouse gases and melting glaciers. Yet, about once a year, I book a flight. And even though

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Create a Travel Journal That You’ll Read Again and Again

Create a Travel Journal That You’ll Read Again and Again

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 7, 2020 2

Where will your travels take you in 2020? It’s probably one of the most pleasant questions to ponder. I hope that you’ll go to places both far and near. Wherever you’re going, you’re sure

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Video: Iceland at Its Most Elemental

Video: Iceland at Its Most Elemental

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 22, 2019 0

There’s a myth that Iceland got its name because Viking settlers didn’t want people flocking to their verdant island. They wanted to make sure that their descriptor for the place would deter interlopers and

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Glaciers: Defying Physics While Moving Down Mountains

Glaciers: Defying Physics While Moving Down Mountains

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 2, 2019 0

I count glaciers among my favorite things. They come in beautiful shades of blue, they’re cold and they’re ephemeral. But how can I describe something as old and massive as a glacier as short-lived

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Video: The Pull and Pulse of Patagonia

Video: The Pull and Pulse of Patagonia

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 5, 2018 6

Patagonia is one of those places that pulls on your heart as it slowly seeps into your veins. For me, it is achingly desolate, solitary and beautiful in its aloneness. It is a place

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Learning the Art of Slow Travel: Sunbathing in Greenland

Learning the Art of Slow Travel: Sunbathing in Greenland

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 10, 2018 0

On a big rock above a crystal-blue and iceberg-filled bay in wild East Greenland, I realized that travel sometimes can mean not moving at all. For several days on my Natural Habitat Adventures group

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Video: Glacier Ice Is the Most Beautiful Blue in Nature

Video: Glacier Ice Is the Most Beautiful Blue in Nature

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 15, 2018 1

There’s something about the blue color of glacier ice that leaves a lasting impression. It may be because glacier-blue is a hue that can’t be duplicated anywhere else or by any other means. I

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Creating a New National Park: Possible or Pipe Dream?

Creating a New National Park: Possible or Pipe Dream?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 28, 2017 3

Today, in the current political climate, with national parks falling into disrepair because of budget cuts and parks and monuments threatened with downsizing, I was astonished to learn about a newly proposed national park.

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