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Seeing pandas in China

Chengdu Panda Tour for Boomer Wildlife Watchers

Seeing pandas in China

Seeing Pandas in China Wildlife watching is one of my favorite active boomer travel adventures. Alan’s too. Of course we prefer to observe wildlife in their natural environment, like we did on a South African safari. When it comes to wildlife experiences, seeing pandas in China has long been on our bucket list. But that’s […]

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On an Ulva Island guided walk, a trail winds through the temperate rainforest bordered by lush ferns.

Exploring Ulva Island on a Silversea Cruise Excursion

On an Ulva Island guided walk, a trail winds through the temperate rainforest bordered by lush ferns.

Besides an Antarctica cruise, an Ulva Island guided walk may be the closest Alan and I will get to the end of the world. As we stand on the beach, gazing at the scenic Pacific Ocean view, the guide tells us that if the water sweeps us away, Antarctica will be our next destination. That’s […]

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Cairngorms Reindeer

Trekking to Meet Scotland’s Wild Reindeer on a Cairngorm Reindeer Adventure

Cairngorms Reindeer

If your snow boots are itching for an adventure, Scotland’s Cairngorm Mountains are a great bet this time of year—especially for animal lovers. If you like the idea of trekking to off-the-beaten-path destinations to see wildlife in their natural habitat, guest contributor, Shaly Pereira from traveltoes85, is here to tell us all about traveling to […]

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Wolves in Quebec

Walking with Wolves on a Canadian Adventure

Wolves in Quebec

Updated 07.01.2017 Our lovely neighbors to the north are celebrating the country’s 150 birthday this year so Canadian travel should be filled with all kinds of fun celebrations. However, if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of some of the festivities, wildlife explorer, Carol Patterson, is here to tell us how […]

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Visit Lamar Valley in the winter

Visiting Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley in the Winter

Visit Lamar Valley in the winter

For years, I’ve wanted to visit Lamar Valley in the winter, especially to see wolves. Located in the remote northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park, the Lamar Valley is America’s version of the Serengeti. Or so I’ve read. And Highway 212, the only road that’s open to vehicular traffic during Yellowstone’s winter season, just happens […]

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Galapagos Islands

A Photographic Tour through the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands

Making a Travel bucket list is a very personal thing. But when it comes to choosing travel destinations, there seems to be a few reoccurring favorites that show up on most travelers’ wish lists, such as the Galapagos Islands. You’ll see what we mean after viewing this Galapagos Islands photo essay. Updated 01.01.2019: A Photographic […]

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Cooper Island in South Georgia

Cooper Island: A First Look at South Georgia

Cooper Island in South Georgia

A fur seal lazily lifts his head to look at me as the zodiac approaches Cooper Island in South Georgia. More of his friends are scattered along the beach and into the mounds of tussock grass. King penguins waddle along the shore or trudge up the hillside to rookeries. Sea birds fly overhead, darting into […]

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Walrus watching on an Arctic expedition cruise

Walrus Watching in the Arctic on Silver Explorer

Walrus watching on an Arctic expedition cruise

Would you like to go walrus watching in the Arctic? It’s not an easy task. First, you need to travel on an Arctic expedition cruise to the Atlantic or Pacific. And then keep your fingers crossed that the expedition staff will make a sighting of a walrus on the ice or spot a herd hauled out […]

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Swimming with stingrays in Moorea

Swimming with Stingrays in Moorea

Swimming with stingrays in Moorea

Updated 10.04.2018:  Swimming with stingrays is our favorite South Pacific cruise excursion. Period. Alan and I have cruised the South Pacific four times, and on each sailing, we look forward to connecting with these gentle sea creatures. And if we had to pick one location in French Polynesia that’s a favorite, swimming with stingrays in […]

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