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5 DIY Travel Hacks

1. Deodorant safe. Open your existing deodorant, twist up and remove the top portion, and place valuables like credit cards, driver’s license and cash inside.
2. Tennis ball safe. One of the most asked questions we receive is ‘will our room have a safe?’. Another place to store valuables is in a tennis ball. Cut a 2-3 inch […]

By |August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Swimming with Whale Sharks 2016 Recap

In 2009, we added Isla Mujeres whale shark trips to our Mexico portfolio. Whale shark season runs from late May to September, but we recommend traveling between mid-July to mid-August if you have flexible travel dates. Those weeks tend to be the best with respect to whale shark aggregations in the Whale Shark Biosphere Reserve.

Every […]

By |August 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

UNESCO’s Newest World Heritage Sites – 2016 Edition

Every year, UNESCO convenes to discuss whether or not proposed sites should be added to the list of World Heritage Sites. To make the list, a site must display great cultural, historical and/or natural significance. Think Machu Picchu, Galapagos Islands, and Great Barrier Reef to name a few.

The 2016 UNESCO World Heritage Committee added 21 […]

By |July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Whale Sharks Move from Vulnerable to Endangered Status

Earlier this month, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species announced that the whale shark has moved from vulnerable to endangered status. Whale shark populations throughout the world have declined more than 50% in recent years. This sharp decline places whale sharks at a higher risk of extinction and explains the endangered status listing.

Whale sharks, […]

By |July 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Humpback Whale Season Starts Soon in Costa Rica

Costa Rica boasts two whale watching seasons for humpback whales. From mid-December through late February/early March, northern humpback whales migrate south to Marino Ballena National Park. From July through October, southern humpback whales migrate north to Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast.

Ranked in the Top 10 by National Geographic for whale watching in the world, Marino Ballena […]

By |June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

8 Travel Must-Haves for Summer 2016

The summer travel season is upon us. Deciding what to pack can be almost as difficult as deciding where to go, especially with new travel gadgets being launched daily. With so many options out there, it’s hard to figure out what’s a must and what can be skipped. Below is our list of eight items […]

By |May 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

5 Places in 5 States to See Bison, Our Newest National Mammal

Earlier this month, President Obama signed legislation naming the American bison as the US’ first national mammal. Also known as American buffalo and once numbering in the millions, bison were hunted to the brink of extinction in America. In recent years, they’ve made a comeback.

 

Here are our top five picks in five states to see […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Carara National Park, Costa Rica – Worth the Stop

When driving to Costa Rica’s central and south Pacific coast from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), you pass Carara National Park. Located an hour west of SJO and a few km past Rio Tarcoles Bridge and its resident crocodiles below, Carara isn’t typically a stop on standard Costa Rica itineraries. It should be, though. Carara […]

By |May 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Big Cat Recap – Tanzania Trip Report

When we decided to offer a series of 10 Year Anniversary trips in 2016, the first must-do trip on the list was a Big Cats Safari to Tanzania. We scheduled the trip to coincide with wildebeest calving season. During that time, wildebeest herds swell in size by 40%. In addition to top-notch migration viewing, this […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Dance of Prairie-Chickens – Wray, Colorado

The Sandhills of eastern Colorado remain a stronghold for greater prairie-chickens in the state.  Earlier this month, we traveled to Wray in search of prairie-chickens performing their annual spring dance on the plains.  Cloudy skies and a light rain made it difficult for photography, but we managed to get some video footage showing the boys […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|