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Day 6 in Antarctica and Incredible Sightings of Orcas!

Day 6 in Antarctica and Incredible Sightings of Orcas!

In Antarctica there were incredible sightings of Orcas! Have you ever seen an Orca? I’m not talking about the poor captives of Sea World and other marine parks, but killer whales in the wild. I had seen Orcas off in the distance, but in Antarctica I had a bird’s eye view! We sighted Orcas a few times, but […]

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Emperor Penguins! Exploring Antarctica on the Lindblad NatGeo Explorer!

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Emperor Penguins! Exploring Antarctica on the Lindblad NatGeo Explorer!

On our 3rd day, our 2nd on land, we actually had the thrill of seeing an Emperor Penguin! It is a very unusual sighting, because Emperors mate during the dead of winter (I think it may be safe to say that Emperor Penguins have the worst existence of any bird on earth) and this was […]

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5 Reasons I am SO Excited to Arrive in Antarctica!

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5 Reasons I am SO Excited to Arrive in Antarctica!

Today is Day 3 of my Lindblad/National Geographic Expedition on the Explorer to Antarctica! After a few days in Buenos Aires, which I will post about, a day traveling to Ushiaya, Argentina (aka The end of the world), and a day at sea watching whales and seabirds, I woke this morning to snow and Fin […]

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Amazing Women Wednesday: Her Deepness turns 80!

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Amazing Women Wednesday: Her Deepness turns 80!

Her Deepness, Dr Sylvia Earle is a remarkable woman. I found this article about her 80th birthday, and I urge you to check it out! http://www.clf.org/blog/ocean-conservation/her-deepness-dr-sylvia-earle-is-commemorating-her-80th-birthday-with-a-dive-at-cashes-ledge/.  

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World Lion Day: Contribute to their survival!

World Lion Day: Contribute to their survival!

Cecil the lion’s death in Zimbabwe at the hands of overzealous hunters has resulted in a sudden awakening to the plight of the endangered lion. Yes, the lion is endangered, and some estimates show that these magnificent “simbas” could be extinct as soon as 2020. Yes, 2020. 5 years from now. There are only 20,000 […]

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Meeting up with Amazing Woman Shannon O’Donnell!

Meeting up with Amazing Woman Shannon O’Donnell!

One of my favorite bloggers is Shannon O’Donnell of A Little Adrift. Shannon was the 2013 National Geographic Traveler of the Year, and is the founder of Grassroots Volunteering.  She is also the author of The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook, which uses uses storytelling, research, and practical information to guide travelers to an ethical volunteer experience. Shannon […]

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Fab Photos Friday: Extinction is looming

Fab Photos Friday: Extinction is looming

There are only 6 Northern White Rhinos left on our planet. One is a male. They are all being guarded by rangers, and the horns have been removed so there is no point for poachers to kill them. I do not understand why our species is so cruel to every other species! There is evidence now […]

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Amazing Women Wednesday: Jane Goodall

Amazing Women Wednesday: Jane Goodall

It occurs to me that perhaps the millennials and younger generations are unaware of the amazing women who blazed a trail for them.  I’ve decided to include some historically amazing women in my Amazing Women Wednesday series, and who better to talk about than Jane Goodall? Like Jacques Cousteau, Jane Goodall was a part of […]

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Amazing Women: Shannon O’Donnell, NatGeo Traveler of the Year 2013

Amazing Women: Shannon O’Donnell, NatGeo Traveler of the Year 2013

Shannon O’Donnell, author of the blog A Little Adrift, has been traveling and on the road since 2008. Shannon travels with purpose, and her goal is to encourage others to travel and volunteer, and to do it as best helps local economies and the people who live in them.  She decided to change her life, […]

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