UNESCO’s Newest World Heritage Sites – 2016 Edition

July 20, 2016

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 […]

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Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve – El Capulin Sanctuary in the State of Mexico

March 18, 2014

The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mexico, covers 56,259 hectares of rugged, forested mountains approximately 100 km northwest of Mexico City. The reserve is located along the border of the states of Michoacán and Mexico. Scientists estimate that between 60 million and 1 billion monarch butterflies overwinter in the reserve. […]

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12 Undeniable Reasons to Explore Mexico

February 4, 2013

Last week, CNN.com published an article titled “3 undeniable reasons to explore Mexico” (http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/29/travel/mexico-three-reasons/index.html). The three reasons listed included gastronomy, pre-Hispanic sites, and swimming in cenotes. We wholeheartedly agree with these reasons. But after reading this article, it was easy to quadruple their number of reasons by emphasizing Mexico’s biodiversity and wow-inducing wildlife opportunities. #1: […]

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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve – June 9 and 10, 2012

June 20, 2012

Earlier this month, we traveled to Alaska to start scouting areas for future client trips. Large tracts of wilderness, stunning scenery, and amazing wildlife viewing opportunities make Alaska a nature-lover’s paradise. Those reasons make Alaska a bucket list destination for many people, including us. Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve covers 3.3 million acres of […]

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Peru Discovery with Denver Botanic Gardens – Machu Picchu

March 26, 2012

Guest Blogger: Nick Snakenberg of Denver Botanic Gardens I have wanted to visit Machu Picchu since I first glimpsed a photo of it in my 4th grade geography text book. Today, along with the rest of our tireless group, I would get that opportunity. Construction of Machu Picchu is believed to have started around 1440 although […]

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