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SnORCAling With Killer Whales in Norway

The beauty of the orca is undeniable.  They are frightening to some, and magical to others.  They represent a human connection to nature.  Like dolphins, they are our intelligent mammalian cousins, returned to the sea.  They are creatures born into pods who stay by their mother’s side their entire lives–only leaving briefly to mate.  The…

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A Hot Air Balloon Ride Over The Serengeti in Tanzania

It was early in the morning when we woke for our hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti with Serengeti Balloon Safaris. We unzipped our tent and stepped into the cold morning at roughly 4:30 AM–the sun hadn’t even thought about rising yet. The campsite we stayed the night at was pitch black and hyenas could be seen…

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Discovering Northern Ireland’s Coastal Causeway Route

We began our travels to Northern Ireland by flying into Dublin, renting a car and driving the few hours north. Arriving late at night, we checked into the cozy Maghernahar House.  Morning quickly came and we woke to a delicious breakfast and friendly hosts who offered suggestions for stops along Northern Ireland’s Coastal Causeway Route. We packed…

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Our Recommended Camera gear for an African Safari

If you’re planning an African Safari you’re probably already familiar with cameras.  Perhaps you have a decent camera but you’re wondering if your equipment will produce the kind of photos you’ve seen other travellers capture?  Luckily, most DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras take fantastic photos so as long as you have appropriate gear you’ll…

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Brunching along the Amsterdam Canals

Amsterdam has a unique charm. The city’s old row houses which line the historic canals are accented by thousands of bicycles and a subtle upbeat personality. We’ve treated ourselves to a short Amsterdam weekend vacation a number of times and we never grow tired of the city. There are so many great restaurants and eateries…

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Camper-Vanning in Iceland: Add to the Adventure

FREEDOM, FREEDOM, FREEDOM There’s just something so freeing about living in your ‘home.” No plans and no place to be–having the complete freedom to travel wherever you please, whenever you please. This is the beauty of the camper van. It can literally be your home and vehicle wrapped into one kooky, adventurous, colorfully painted package….

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Playing with lemurs on Lemur Island, Madagascar

Rule #1: If you’re going to an island full of lemurs, you bring bananas! And lots of them! Located adjacent to Vakona Lodge, near the Andasibe-Mantadia Nat’l Park, exists a little gem for the animal lover: Lemur Island. As the name implies, Lemur Island is the home of lemurs…and there are a lot of lemurs….

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