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20 Tips for Making the Most of Your National Park Trip

20 Tips for Making the Most of Your National Park Trip

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 17, 2020 0

Mountains, seashores, grasslands, wetlands, coral reefs and glaciers. Our national parks protect a multitude of terrains for every taste. And with more than 400 national park units across the country to explore, it can be daunting

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Climate Change Is Affecting Alaska’s Salmon—and Its Bears

Climate Change Is Affecting Alaska’s Salmon—and Its Bears

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 25, 2020 0

Katmai National Park is a realm of untrammeled rivers, pristine streams and clear lakes. The park and the greater Alaska Peninsula are part of the Bristol Bay Watershed, which, according to World Wildlife Fund,

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Conservation or Preservation: Which Is Best for Now and in the Future?

Conservation or Preservation: Which Is Best for Now and in the Future?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 18, 2020 0

In the environmental world, it’s sometimes characterized as the classic debate: should wild areas be preserved for their intrinsic qualities, or should they be conserved for their resources? In other words, should nature be protected

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See World Heritage Sites with Natural Habitat Adventures

See World Heritage Sites with Natural Habitat Adventures

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 21, 2020 0

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) defines world heritage as “our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and

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Put Your Fears on Ice, and Travel to the Cold Places

Put Your Fears on Ice, and Travel to the Cold Places

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 14, 2020 0

A small ice rink, created by flooding a flat piece of ground in front of the elementary school that was just two blocks from my home when I was a child, never failed to

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Holidays 2019: Finding Quiet in a Noisy Season

Holidays 2019: Finding Quiet in a Noisy Season

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 17, 2019 0

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the most stressful time of the year. No matter where you tend to fall on that spectrum during the week preceding the end-of-the-year holidays, almost

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Making Travelers: View-Masters, Slideshows and Mailed Boxes

Making Travelers: View-Masters, Slideshows and Mailed Boxes

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 3, 2019 0

When I was a kid, my mother signed me up for a monthly children’s travel club sponsored by the National Geographic Society. As a member of the club, every 30 days I received a

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Elk Use Changing Environmental Signs to Time Migrations

Elk Use Changing Environmental Signs to Time Migrations

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 12, 2019 0

On a recent Natural Habitat Adventures fall trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, my guide talked about a common question he gets from visitors who come to see the National Elk Refuge at

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