Searching for whales and childhood dreams in Alaska

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Growing up I was the kid who could name all the different kinds of whales and knew which ones were toothed whales and which ones had baleen and what baleen actually was! So when a colleague asked me how far I'd go for adventure I knew the answer was a  trip to Alaska .  My trip to Alaska was a childhood dream fulfilled. Captain Alex ...
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Introducing Guides Field Station in the Peruvian Amazon

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 " There are very few places in the world that still shelter extraordinary natural riches. Tambopata in the Peruvian Amazon is one of them ." - Conservation Center We have long loved sending our travelers to Reserva Amazonica, located outside of Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon. This lodge offers unparalleled luxury deep in the Amazon a...
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The Amazon or the Pantanal - Which one is for you?

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Amazon - Boats, Jungle, Culture WHAT:  The Brazilian Amazon is famous for its unique ecosystem, stunning waterways and lush jungle vegetation. The rivers in the Amazon are vast, spanning 5 million km ² and spreading into 9 countries. Eighty percent of the Amazon is in Brazilian territory, along with the confluence of the "Negro" and the "...
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Experience Alaska Up Close and Outdoors, from an Insider’s Perspective

Experience Alaska Up Close and Outdoors, from an Insider’s Perspective
​Most of us know someone who has taken a  trip to Alaska  only to see The Great State from the deck of a cruise ship and through the looking glass of a Gray Line tour bus. Indeed, the view from high up top of a cruise ship is spectacular, but it's not experiencing Alaska up close, outdoors, and from an insider's perspective. The Great Lan...
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State Memorial for Tigress Machli of Ranthambore National Park, India

State Memorial for Tigress Machli of Ranthambore National Park, India
The legendary tigress Machli was given a state memorial service yesterday recognizing the deep respect Indian government officials have for their endangered Bengal tiger population. Machli was 19 years old, far beyond the average age of 12-15 years. She was perhaps the most photographed tiger of all time as she became accustomed to the presence of humans in the park often revealing herself to park vistors and conservationists studying her movement and behaviors.  The territory of Rathanbore National Park that she ruled included several lakes around the Ranthambore Fort where crocodiles dominated the shore. Macheli was also we'll known for this 2008 video where she attacks and kills a 14 foot long crocodile!  She was featured in the National Geographic documentary  Tiger Queen , and also honored on a postal stamp.    As we recently reported in a recent blog tiger populartions in India are growing: Good News of the Day:...
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