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Is it Safe to Travel to Colombia?

Is it Safe to Travel to Colombia
Each month as part of my Closer Look Series I'll be answering questions from our alumni. This month Wildland Alumni S. Harrison asked: Is it safe to travel to Colombia? By all means, everywhere we travel in Colombia it is as safe as it is traveling in any other Andean country, with the exception of Venezuela. Neither do you need to be concerne...
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Photography Tips for Travelers to Antarctica

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Whether you prefer a "point and shoot" camera or you're a seasoned photographer, the extreme climate of  Antarctica  presents some  special  challenges for photographers. I'd consider myself somewhere in the middle, sometimes preferring to lug out my DSLR camera for that perfect shot and sometimes, espec...
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ATM Caves - Entrance to the Underworld

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"You're very lucky," our guide, Patrick, told me when he picked me up in the morning, "the ATM caves have been closed due to flooding for the past two weeks and just reopened this morning." Surprise and relief washed over me, the ATM (Actun Tunichil Muknal) caves were the main reason I was in the Ca...
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The Travel Effect – Can It Save The World?

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They were off on a historic adventure, expecting to be awed by the moon and the stars, but instead they found themselves looking back, overwhelmed by a deep sense of fragility and unity. The astronauts of Apollo 8 were experiencing overview effect, an overwhelming cognitive shift in awareness they experienced when they viewed earth from s...
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30 Years of Going Wild: Shedding your baggage to find your soul

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Motoring up the Amazon River in a dugout canoe 30 years ago, we could see them running from afar. As soon as they heard us approaching, the small native Yagua tribe ran into their huts in jeans and t-shirts, and exited to greet us half-naked in grass skirts with blowguns in hand. In that instant leading my first group tour I decided this: At Wildla...
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