9 Tips for Taking Better Travel Photos

1. Think “people, places, things” and try to get all three in your shot. The best travel photos will be about all three. 2. Get closer. The closer you get…

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Mexico’s Gray Whale Nurseries

Gray whales exhibit one of the longest annual migrations by animals in the world.  Every year, an individual whale may travel more than 10,000 miles on its round-trip journey between…

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Top 5 Places To See Humpback Whales Along the Pacific Coast

Humpback whales, an acrobatic species well known for displays that include breaching, tail slapping, side rolling, and spy hopping, occur in all oceans. These activities and their widespread occurrence make…

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Ecuador

1. It feels like spring 12 months out of the year in Ecuador. Because Ecuador is situated along the equator (where the country's name is derived), in many areas, it…

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Birding Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

Even though Costa Rica is a small country, its biodiversity is impressive. Only the size of the state of West Virginia, Costa Rica provides habitat for approximately 4% of the…

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Swimming with Whale Sharks – 2013 Edition

Between the months of May and September, whale sharks (Tiburon ballena) congregate off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The biggest fish on the planet, a whale shark can weigh…

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5 Days in the Osa Peninsula, 5 Favorite Things

Day 1: Spending the morning with WIDECAST's "In the Water" sea turtle project in Golfo Dulce. Day 2: Waterfall rappelling at El Remanso Lodge. Day 3: Having the beach all…

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