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December 16, 2014


By Rodica Woodbury  For many of us, treasured holiday celebrations extend beyond the borders of our home. They can take the form of a fragrant, tasty dish that originated in a kitchen in a faraway land … or of a festive decoration that has delighted generations of family members. No matter which holiday we celebrate,…

December 15, 2014

Easter Island: Land of Mystery

By Noemi Gamel I have wanted to visit Easter Island for many years, and I admit that it is because of my fascination with anthropology. The significance of the statues known as moai was a complete mystery which intrigued me. Traveling to this volcanic island, one of the most remote places on earth, has emphasized…

December 1, 2014

Wildlife in Antarctica

By Noemi Gamel Last post I discussed the breathtaking landscape vistas available in Antarctica. This week, I wanted to focus on the unique wildlife opportunities the frozen continent has to offer. Antarctica is a birder’s paradise. Skuas, terns, and albatross are some of the pelagic bird species found here. There is something humbling about seeing…

November 19, 2014

Don’t forget the camera—and your travel insurance!

It’s pretty easy to talk yourself out of buying travel insurance, especially when you’ve just spent a substantial amount of money on travel. When I was a young traveler, I never gave it a second thought. Now though, with a longtime career in travel under my belt—and after a few unavoidable travel pitfalls and 20/20…

November 24, 2014

Antarctica: The Landscape of the Frozen Continent

By: Noemi Gamel I never planned to go to Antarctica. Going there was never on my bucket list and I thought setting foot on Antarctica was as likely for me as setting foot on the moon. So you can imagine my surprise when I found myself on a boat across the violent Drake Passage on…