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A perfect rainbow over Saint Andrews Bay, South Georgia

South Georgia Island – The Land That Time Forgot

I started writing this article and found myself discussing the general history of South Georgia. While the basics of this lost-at-sea island are fascinating, at least I think they are, I know that what my adventurous readers are here for is a taste of the experience! So I’m going to share four that blow any overview out […]

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Travelers on a zodiac boat exploring the South Shetland Islands with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic on the Antarctica, South Georgia, Falkland Islands adventure

Antarctica — Land of Sea and Ice

On February 24, 2015, I posted this to social media: “I’m leaving Antarctica today. But not before stopping to see where Shackleton’s men lived before being rescued and seeing a leopard seal kill.” Rewriting this now, this post reads as fiction. But this type of experience truly is par for the course in the land […]

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The Amazon Rainforest in Peru

The Pleasures and the Pains of the Amazon Rainforest

When you ask a traveler where in the world they’d like go next, they could tell you it is a single country — Australia, China, South Africa. Or perhaps a great geographical feature — the Grand Canyon, the Himalaya, or the Adriatic Sea. Or it could be an entire region of the world — the […]

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Where to go in Croatia (and 12 Reasons to Love Dalmatia…)

Croatia is easily one of my favorite places on Earth, and I write that with a measure of restraint. It is really hard (moot) to determine a “favorite place” in this enormous world, as there is depth and distinct personality found in all places. Similarly, “best experiences” are assigned for many reasons that are often […]

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Giraffe against sunset in Namibia

11 Reasons Why Namibia is One of Africa’s Most Awesome Countries

There was good reason that the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit was held in Namibia this year — it is a prime off-beat destination for desert adventure travel and sport. But this African jewel is emerging as a progressive leader in many other areas as well, under larger umbrellas, balancing tourism opportunities, conservation efforts and community development.  I loved […]

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Colorful house in Suzdal, Western Russia

Ornamental Russia: Suzdal and Sergiev Posad — Image Gallery

Images from Sergiev Posad and Suzdal in “The Golden Circle” of Western Russia

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