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How not to go birding in Cape May, New Jersey

How not to go birding in Cape May, New Jersey

A good friend of mine is a birder and one of the go-to places on her bird watching list has been Cape May on the coast of New Jersey in the United States. So when … Read entire article »

Becoming a birder

Becoming a birder

Editorial: I once went on a bird safari and it was a bit of a failure. It was in Bundala National Park in Sri Lanka. I even bought binoculars on my way there during a … Read entire article »

The Golden Orb and other creatures in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

The Golden Orb and other creatures in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Why would Kathie Lee, a modern Canadian mom, want to visit an old growth wet forest in Central America? Because of the bugs! Q: Corcovado National Park is rather remote, in the very south of Costa Rica. … Read entire article »

A Memorable Family Holiday in Dominical, Costa Rica

A Memorable Family Holiday in Dominical, Costa Rica

Our family of twelve spent 2 weeks in southern Costa Rica near the surfing town of Dominical, a laid-back location removed from the maddening crowds.  We chose Dominical primarily because it is situated near mountains, … Read entire article »

A safari in Yala and Bundala National Parks, Sri Lanka

A safari in Yala and Bundala National Parks, Sri Lanka

I was all excited about going on a safari in Sri Lanka because it would be a first for me. Sure, it wouldn’t be like going on one in Africa because  they don’t have the … Read entire article »

Stopping at Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Stopping at Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Jessica Sunter travelled in the northern part of Uganda near the Congo and Sudan borders in February, accompanying Canadian experts who were working with local cooperatives.  The group decided to take a weekend break at … Read entire article »

The surprising Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan

The surprising Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan

Celestun is a fishing village 96 km southwest of Merida on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It’s known for its seafood restaurants and for the flamingos that go there during the fall and winter to … Read entire article »

Night watchers in the Sri Lankan jungle

Night watchers in the Sri Lankan jungle

I never thought too much about elephants until I visited Sri Lanka. Like I never thought I’d meet up with a wild one when I was just driving down a road. But on my second … Read entire article »

The orangutans of Borneo

The orangutans of Borneo

When I visited the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre in Borneo earlier this year I was lucky to see several orangutans for there is no guarantee that they will show up, even if their feeding platforms are … Read entire article »

The amazing journey of the Monarch Butterflies

The amazing journey of the Monarch Butterflies

High in the mountains of northeastern Michoacán, the Mexican Federal Government has created a sanctuary for monarch butterflies. The 160-sq-km reserve is the winter home of an estimated 100 million butterflies which migrate there each … Read entire article »

“Will they bite me?” Visiting a Sacred Monkey Forest in Bali

“Will they bite me?” Visiting a Sacred Monkey Forest in Bali

Hanging out with monkeys is not my idea of fun for they can be quite aggravating and even a little scary. But they’re also cute, especially the babies. So when I found myself walking past … Read entire article »

Patagonia: The remote tip of South America

Patagonia: The remote tip of South America

Patagonia is famous for its unpredictable weather, its winds, some of the best treks in the world, its granite peaks, glacial lakes and much more. Joyce Sinclair and her husband Bill decided to spend some … Read entire article »

Antarctica: Penguins and Icebergs

Antarctica: Penguins and Icebergs

Joyce Sinclair and her husband travelled to Antarctica to see its wildlife and rugged landscape. My husband Bill and I went to Antarctica in January. To get  there we first took a two hour flight from … Read entire article »

Getting stuck in Alligator River, Australia

Getting stuck in Alligator River, Australia

Matthew Reinhardus travels for wildlife and scenery – and not the usual kind. One of my favourite places in Australia was Darwin because that’s where all the crocs are. I just needed to find a way … Read entire article »

Komodo dragons and other Indonesian adventures

Komodo dragons and other Indonesian adventures

Why ever would you go across the world to see the largest living lizards? Why not, says Matthew Reinhardus Indonesia was a great place to visit because it was just so cheap and I could live … Read entire article »

A day with elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A day with elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Have you ever considered spending time with elephants on a remote reserve north of Chiang Mai, Thailand? Stephanie Jack did just that. I’ve always liked elephants and since I was planning my first trip to Thailand … Read entire article »

30 bears and counting in Canada’s north

30 bears and counting in Canada’s north

Matthew Reinhardus needed a break from his regular life to think about his future. Matthew does his best thinking while driving. So he decided to take a road trip, an 18,890 km one.   I headed … Read entire article »

A road trip through Northern Canada

A road trip through Northern Canada

Tom Sunter and his son Andrew had a father-son trip through British Columbia, up the Inside Passage to Alaska, over to Whitehorse in the Yukon, to Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories then down … Read entire article »

Birding in Costa Rica with Road Scholar

Birding in Costa Rica with Road Scholar

Darby Bayly and her sister travelled to Costa Rica with Road Scholar (Elder Hostel) to see the birds. Birding is something that has always fascinated me. I started when I was really young, four or … Read entire article »

Stuck in the mud on a Tanzanian safari

Stuck in the mud on a Tanzanian safari

Ever since I was a kid I’ve wanted to go to Africa to see the animals, particularly elephants. When I found myself in Tanzania volunteering for three months with a Canadian organization, I was elated … Read entire article »

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