Swimming with Sea Turtles – Akumal, Mexico

Akumal, the first resort town in Mexico's Riviera Maya, remains a far cry from the hustle and bustle of its northern neighbors Playa del Carmen and Cancun.  Akumal means "place…

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Shark Week – Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Today, we're headed south to Isla Mujeres, our favorite island in Mexico, for our annual whale shark trip. Whale sharks, the largest fish species swimming the world's oceans, congregate off…

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Q & A with Calamus Outfitters

Switzer Ranch and Calamus Outfitters first made it onto our radar when mentioned in the March – April 2010 issue of Audubon Magazine (http://audubonmagazine.org/issuearchives/issue1003.html).  At the end of March this…

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Asa Wright Nature Center, Trinidad

Formed in 1967, Asa Wright Nature Center (AWNC) is the oldest nature center in the West Indies.  Located at an elevation of 1,200 feet and seven miles north of the…

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Estacion las Tortugas, Costa Rica (May 2010)

After a three hour drive and a 30-minute boat ride from San Jose, we arrive at Estacion las Tortugas (Turtle Station).  I first visited the station in 2006 and I…

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