Orcas and Eagles and Bears – Oh My! An Adventure on North Vancouver Island

Wild Grizzly Bears in Glendale Cove, British Columbia

Photos by Christy Woodrow of OrdinaryTraveler.com. When I think of Vancouver, I think of the vibrant, cosmopolitan city, filled with amazing restaurants, an incredible art scene, and the ever-so-fun Granville Public Market. When I think of Vancouver Island, I immediately think of Victoria, the charming city on the water. But after a visit to Telegraph Cove […]

Jasper National Park and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Arriving in Jasper National Park, Alberta after a fantastic 22 hour ride on Via Rail’s  “The Canadian” was a welcome breath of fresh air-literally! The sight of the Canadian Rocky Mountains was so breathtaking that words can barely describe their “awesomeness,” and the air was so fresh it almost felt like I was breathing in […]

Celebrating Namibia on World Rhino Day

The group in Yellowstone National Park (Photo: Kasey Austin | Austin-Lehman Adventures)

Say the words “conservation,” “wildlife protection,” or “sustainability” and you’re going to lose a lot of people. Not necessarily because they don’t care, but because let’s face it – it’s not a sexy topic. It can’t compete with something funny or entertaining because it quite simply is not. It takes time to process and understand, […]

Going Beyond: Land, Animals and People

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Rhino on Phinda Reserve, South Africa. Story and Images by: Michaela Guzy, Founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com. The Africa Foundation, created by &Beyond, currently runs 382 projects in 42 communities in five countries.  I had the pleasure of meeting several of the dedicated &Beyond staff, one notable character was Les Carlisle.  Among the many titles he carries, are […]

Book Review: Predators I Have Known by Alan Dean Foster

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It’s that time of year… good ol’ summer in the office. The hours drag on a bit longer. Glances at the clock from your cubicle become more frequent. And instead of googling the best spots for happy hour… you’re searching “immunization shots needed for the Amazon.”   “Who am I?” you ask yourself. Maybe it’s the stillness […]

Insider City Guide: Nairobi, Kenya – From Extreme Rags to Riches

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Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya. The largest slum in Kenya and second in Africa. Michaela Guzy, Found of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com, from Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi is a city of the most extreme diversity.  After weeks in the bush, it felt great to wash off the dirt and wear the limited non-safari gear in my bag.  Admittedly, Nairobi gets a […]

The Iditarod – Anchorage, Alaska 2012

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I arrived in Anchorage via Alaska Air (my new favorite airline!) on March 2, 2012, on the eve of the ceremonial start of the Iditarod. I knew a bit about the race, but I was about to find myself surrounded by mushers, some whose legendary family members had won in the past, some with very […]

Undiscovered Adventure: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

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By Tom Calicchio: When traveling for pleasure, I seek destinations off the beaten path because my goal is to find a new and different experience. My first inclination is to choose a destination abroad but my recent trip to the Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has proven to me that there are amazing undiscovered adventure spots within […]