Conservation and Advocacy

Please Support Candidates Based on the Reality of Climate Change

Please Support Candidates Based on the Reality of Climate Change

Millennials, you have real power: 91% of millennials want to transition to clean energy. 83% of millennials believe the results of this election will affect their life. 69.2 million millennials have the power to win November’s election. * I have tried not to post about the US 2016 election on Travels with Tam, for obvious […]

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Colorful Pink Beach Beauties and the Best Night Dive Ever!

Colorful Pink Beach Beauties and the Best Night Dive Ever!

Day 5 of our Ray of Hope Expedition on The Arenui in Komodo National Park, Indonesia and it brought colorful Pink Beach beauties, and the best night dive ever! The day started out sunny and beautiful, and the first two dives were spent searching for mantas, as I published last Friday at http://travelswithtam.com/fab-photo-friday-reef-mantas/. In the […]

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Fab Photo Friday: Reef Mantas in Komodo National Park

Fab Photo Friday: Reef Mantas in Komodo National Park

It is Fab Photo Friday! On Day 4, the Ray of Hope Expedition caught up with Mantas! ROHE’s main goal is always to identify as many manta rays as possible, and records were broken on this trip! Takat Makkasar is a known Manta hangout, so day 4 was mostly spent on this reef. When we […]

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Ray of Hope Expedition: Dive Adventure in Komodo

Ray of Hope Expedition: Dive Adventure in Komodo

My latest dive adventure on the Arenui in Komodo, Indonesia was also a Ray of Hope Expedition. What is a ROHE, you ask? It is a trip where research and the sheer joy of diving conjoin. Dr Andrea Marshall, co-founder of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, explains: “Explore new aggregation sites with us, encounter mantas in […]

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Diving Komodo: Angel Reef and Satonda

Diving Komodo: Angel Reef and Satonda

I have to confess that the first dive in Komodo was unbelievable! It was like turning a sugar lover loose in a candy store. There was so much to see! The Arenui is LUX. At 6:30 a.m. we were awakened, and everyone met in the dining room for “first breakfast”. First breakfast is continental…coffee, fruit, yogurt. […]

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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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Fab Photos Friday: The Magic of Koalas and Kangaroos

Fab Photos Friday: The Magic of Koalas and Kangaroos

What comes to mind when you hear “Australia”? I’m betting that Koalas and Kangaroos are at the top of the list, along with the Great Barrier Reef and the Opera House. Australia has so many creatures who appear only on the Australian continent, and that alone makes these animals special…not to mention adorable. And they […]

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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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On my Wednesday Wish List: Outrigger Resorts in Hawaii!

On my Wednesday Wish List: Outrigger Resorts in Hawaii!

I cannot believe I have never been to Hawaii, but when I go, I plan to go with Outrigger. Outrigger Resorts is synonymous with warm hospitality in iconic beachfront destinations, where local culture meets world class hospitality – like Waikiki Beach on the island of Oahu where there are only seven true beachfront properties and […]

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Easy Ways to Go Meatless Monday!

Easy Ways to Go Meatless Monday!

It isn’t that difficult to go without meat, at least a day or two a week. I’ve gone from being vegetarian to eating meat/fish/chicken only 2 or 3 times a week. When I do eat meat, I try to eat grass fed, cageless, no antibiotics, no steroids, sustainable. We cannot always be perfect, but we […]

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