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New Zealand & Australia are for Nature Lovers

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For over 30 years we've explored hidden spots throughout the world and it still feels like there're so many wonderful areas left to see, especially for nature lovers. Much of the charm of a trip to New Zealand  or Australia can be found in their natural settings and the flora and fauna. Wh...
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New Zealand & Nature Rank Highest in Women's Travel Survey

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The results of our women's travel survey are in and we're excited to share them! We polled our women alumni and women who had never traveled with us and asked them if they were interested in women's travel,  where they wanted to go next, what they want to do on trips, and why they like/want to travel with other women. We were ex...
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A Wonderful Experience in Peru

A Wonderful Experience in Peru
Guest review from two alumni travelers who, with a group of their friends, just completed our Manu Wildlife Safari Overland Adventure: Andes and Amazon in Peru! “We had a wonderful experience in Peru . Our guides (Ruben & William) were fabulously friendly, had great senses of humor, and had great stores of knowledge about Inca and cultural history, flora and fauna. William's ability to imitate bird calls or reproduce them using his Iphone to lure them, then point ing them out to us with his laser was amazing in allowing us to view them. A fond memory was catching Piranha with William in an Oxbow lake. Ruben told tales of bullfights featuring condors and bulls and his own experience with an Alto Misayoc seeking treatment for his friend 6 years ago. A favorite memory is listening to a choir of Quechuans in traditional dress, singing in the Cusco Cathedral, a very haunting and heart-piercing...
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El Nino - Is it Really That Bad?

El Nino - Is it Really That Bad?
We all hear a lot about El Nino and how, every 5-7 years, it turns weather patterns on their heads, adversely affecting wildlife at the same time. While this is true to a degree, no two El Nino events are the same, so predicting the outcome is never a given. It's important to understand the mechanics of El Nino in order to understand how the 2015 event is impacting a region such as the Galapagos Islands. To begin, typical westward blowing trade winds slow down. This in turn throws off the usual westward-flowing water currents such as the icy Humboldt Current, which typically bring rich nutrients to the islands. Fish and algae slowly die off, followed by sea birds which depend on those fish, and marine iguanas and turtles which depend on the algae. Moving up the chain, sea lions begin searching in new places for sustenance. Species such as Galapagos...
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Luxury Camping in an Angkorian Temple Complex

Luxury Camping in an Angkorian Temple Complex
Banteay Chhmar is a group of villages in northwestern Cambodia, just 20 km from the Thailand border. Currently among the top-listed sites for nomination to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, Banteay Chhmar (The Citadel of the Cats) is one of the great architectural masterpieces of Southeast Asia and the Khmer Kingdom’s epic Angkorian Period. The vision of Global Heritage Fund’s Banteay Chhmar Conservation Training Project is "to save the last great Angkorian Temple in Cambodia that remains unstudied, unconserved and unprotected and in doing so hand back the conservation of their heritage to the Cambodian people." Community involvement in the conservation project is integral to its success and ‘’Visit Banteay Chmar" is a community-based tourism organization that is helping to make this happen. This CBT offers local, English-speaking guides who lead detailed temple tours, boat trips and community tours. Other services enable visitors to explore the local area, including a silk center....
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