Citizen Science

Diving Komodo, Indonesia with Arenui, The Boutique Liveaboard

Diving Komodo, Indonesia with Arenui, The Boutique Liveaboard

    At the end of my stay on Bali, I embarked upon a journey through Indonesia to Komodo Island, diving, and much more, along the way. I chose the Arenui because it was sponsoring a Ray of Hope Expedition (Marine Megafauna Foundation) and Dr Andrea Marshall, aka Queen of Mantas, was on board as […]

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Similan Islands National Park, Thailand, is Wonderful Diving!

Similan Islands National Park, Thailand, is Wonderful Diving!

Finnerty Lambermon, or “Fin”, is a Citizen Scientist I met in the Yucatan, July 2015. We were both on a Ray of Hope Expedition with Dr Andrea Marshall, co-founder and the head scientist for Manta Rays at Marine Megafauna Foundation. Fin is from New Zealand, and adds a Kiwi’s touch to discussing the Dive Sites! […]

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Buy Biodegradable Straws!!! Straws Kill Wildlife.

Buy Biodegradable Straws!!! Straws Kill Wildlife.

I hope you watch the video and realize, PLASTIC KILLS WILDLIFE. We must make ourselves STOP using straws, plastic cutlery, plastic plates. We simply must go biodegradable. We have to carry straws with us, and if we forget, we cannot use plastic. Have no tolerance at fast food restaurants, restaurants, home…anywhere! BUY BIODEGRADABLE.   Check […]

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Take the Pledge for Mother Earth

Take the Pledge for Mother Earth

Do you know how your Mother is doing? I am referring, of course, to our Mother Earth on this Earth Day, April 22, 2016. And she could be better. She could be a whole lot better. I usually talk about the ocean on Earth Day, or wildlife. Today I’m going to give you a few […]

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Amazing Women Wednesday: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall

Amazing Women Wednesday: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall

When the slight figure of Dr. Jane Goodall appeared on the stage at College Park Center, University of Texas Arlington, she received a standing ovation. It seemed as though the entire audience, which was huge, sprang to their feet simultaneously. The crowd hushed when she began to speak in a conversational tone, with no notes […]

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Tomorrow I am leaving on a jet plane. A solo trip, I am heading to the Revillagigadoes Islands to hopefully dive with mantas, dolphins, sharks, and humpback whales! As most of my readers know, my husband had a double lung transplant 2 years ago (Lung Transplant Journey), and our travel together has been cut a […]

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I Want Your Opinion!

I Want Your Opinion!

In order to stay in touch with my readership, I would like to ask you the following questions. My blog is going well, but it can always be made better, right? I would appreciate it if you could either answer in comments, or email me at travelswithtam@gmail.com. Thank you so much!!! What do you enjoy […]

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Ethical Elephants

Ethical Elephants

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus has announced the retirement of its elephants two years sooner than anticipated. CEO Kenneth Feld acknowledges that laws protecting wildlife are too expensive to fight, so these elephants will be retired to central Florida, to the Center for Elephant Conservation. All this sounds great, correct? “While at the […]

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Where Should I go Next??

Where Should I go Next??

I do have a few trips planned for 2016, but I need to do some more travel planning! Any ideas? In January, I am headed to Lake Tahoe to see the lake in the snow…and, of course, to gamble. I am hoping my cousin will come along and that my friend from Sacramento will meet […]

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Tam’s Travels: 2015 Photoblog

Tam’s Travels: 2015 Photoblog

I have traveled quite a bit this year, and you know how I love to do it! Here are my highlights!     So, those are my journeys for the year of 2015. I went to several places I’d never been before, Aspen, St Lucia, Clearwater Beach…and every trip was wonderful and worthwhile! I am […]

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