Galapagos… You Tell Me That It’s Evolution

In my mind it appears so remote, stuck far out in the ocean somewhere off South America, a few specks in the Pacific. There were questions that needed an answer. How do you get there?  Will it take forever?  Who goes there and why do they go? And what is there?  Why is it so…

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Getting Up Close and Personal With Galapagos Wildlife

I was scrambling to finish reading On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection – a book that most will have read or at least heard of – as I packed for the Galapagos Islands trying to imagine what these bizarre and significant islands would be like. We boarded a flight in Quito,…

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Mashpi Lodge

One of only 5 properties in South America to gain a spot on National Geographic’s impressive ‘Unique Lodges of the World’ list, Mashpi Lodge uses unique architecture to blend seamlessly within the lush greenery of the 3,200 acre cloud forest in which it is nestled. Eco-centric, community minded and dedicated to sustainability, I immediately fell…

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Samburu – The Home of The Special Six

Africa is well known for the ‘Big Five’ but Samburu has its own ‘Special Six’ which are only found in the Northern Hemisphere. They are the Grevy’s zebra, the Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, the long-necked gerenuk, Guenther’s dik dik and the beisa oryx.  We were lucky enough to see 4 of the 6 just on…

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Elephant Encounter

After spending some time in South Africa, seeing many of the animals from a distance, it was time to get up close and personal. We were transferred from our accommodation at the Victoria Falls Safari Suites to the elephant sanctuary which is run by local company Wild Horizons. Upon arrival, we were briefed on the…

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Antarctica

Remote. Untrammeled. Spectacular. An Antarctica expedition cruise is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. There are many reasons for a trip to Antarctica. See scores of penguins and whales, an entire museum of colossal and magical ice forms defying description, and discover the dashing history of the Heroic Age of Exploration. The number…

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Unforgettable Alaska

Hear the thunderous crack of calving glaciers. Sail alongside pods of orca; see breaching humpbacks and foraging brown bears. Hike verdant old-growth rain forests and kayak peaceful coastlines. Alaska is renowned for its iconic wildlife—whales, bears, and eagles. You’re certain to see them, but you’ll also discover much more. Strange and beautiful undersea creatures. Pods…

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Time to Galapa-Go!

The wildlife of Galápagos is legendary for its lack of an instinctive fear of humans. Sea lions loll on the beach next to you. Birds land on your camera lenses and stand in the middle of the trail ignoring you as you carefully walk around them. As you contemplate or photograph giant tortoises to your…

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Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic

As pioneers in exploration, Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic share a passion for adventure, discovery, and conservation. Since 2004, their alliance has allowed them to pool their extensive resources and provide extraordinary expedition cruises to some of the world’s most remote and fascinating places, from Antarctica to Alaska’s Inside Passage. The hallmark of their expeditions…

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