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Ready to Rumba

“​I live in Cuba because I love Cuba.​” Ernest Hemingway Thinking of a trip to Cuba? If you are, then you’re the kind of traveler that already knows you’re seeking an adventure off the beaten track, but as with most paths not taken, you know if you don’t get there you won’t be able to […]
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Portugal is pure enchantment and music to my soul

Ah, Portugal. When I visited the country of Portugal (admittedly a few years ago) it was after a visit to its neighbor Spain. While the two countries hover near the western edge of Europe, they, like their other European neighbors have distinct personalities and cultures. Two years after Christopher Columbus was out sailing to discover […]
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Inimitable and enigmatic, India awaits

At one point in my travels, I found myself sitting on the patio of a small hotel overlooking pristine white beaches taking an afternoon rest. I was in South Asia. Among those lounging about was Sir Arthur C. Clarke, notable for his science fiction blockbuster 2001: A Space Odyssey. I later learned that he relished […]
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Mesmerizing Landscapes Await in the land of the long white cloud

I’ve always felt that knowing a few quirky facts about the place you are going or have been too adds to your travel experience conversations. After all, let’s face it, most of us are envious when we know someone that has booked a trip, particularly to places deemed exotic. No matter what shade of green […]
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Morocco On My Mind

I’m a writer and keeper of journals. When I went with Sunny Reynolds with Biotrek Adventure Travels to the Galapagos Islands a friend gifted me a small, leather bound book for notetaking and jotting down impressions. I can look back, read a few lines and remember that particular magic moment. Those once in a lifetime […]
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A Perfect Safari

We had a great guide, itinerary, accommodations, and we had luck, all coming together to create the perfect safari. We saw lions, but not just lions.We saw lions in trees. We drove right under the famous tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara National Park. We saw leopards. Once again, we were lucky. The leopard had cubs! We saw a cheetah […]
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The Red-footed & Blue-footed Boobies are a crowd favorite.

After 38 tours to the Galapagos, I can confirm that the Galapagos Boobies are an inspiration for our nature lovers and photographers. The Nazca, Red-footed and Blue-footed Boobies are conspicuous for their bright colors and size respectively. We get more questions about this bird than any other on the archipelago. Most of these are in regards to […]
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