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What it Takes to Herd the Bison

What it Takes to Herd the Bison

  “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of the buffalo in the wintertime. It…

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A Mammoth Encounter with Tonga’s Whales

A Mammoth Encounter with Tonga’s Whales

  “Go on. Now” our skipper commands, “And good luck.” As directed, we ease ourselves into the water without making a splash because even our tiny frantic…

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Swimming With Whales in Tonga: A Complete Guide

Swimming With Whales in Tonga: A Complete Guide

  Why is is swimming with whales in Tonga so popular? Not only is Tonga one of the only countries in the world that allows…

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From City To Sea, Auckland’s Wild Marine Park

From City To Sea, Auckland’s Wild Marine Park

Leaving behind the omnipresent sky towers it is hard to believe that we are minutes away from entering Auckland’s Wild Marine Park but seated within…

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Scuba Diving off Savusavu: An Honest Guide

Scuba Diving off Savusavu: An Honest Guide

When we decided to take a scuba diving holiday “somewhere in the Pacific” Fiji immediately ranked high on our list and one island called out…

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Steve Irwin, Manta Rays and How You Can Protect Them

Steve Irwin, Manta Rays and How You Can Protect Them

Steve Irwin was not killed by a manta ray! That’s right; the kooky, antipodean croc-wrangler met his demise after a freak encounter with a stingray….

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39 Animals that Made our Alaskan/ Canadian Road Trip Better!

39 Animals that Made our Alaskan/ Canadian Road Trip Better!

“Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” — Terry Tempest Williams…

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Meet The Rodents of Jasper National Park

Meet The Rodents of Jasper National Park

It’s hard not to get caught up in the enormity of Jasper National Park, being in the heart of the Rockies it is utterly engulfed…

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Where the Wild Things Are: Prince Albert NP

Where the Wild Things Are: Prince Albert NP

. Prince Albert National Park sits in Saskatchewan’s far north, it is a lush forested region in contrast to most of the province. We could’t miss…

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Interactions Between a Polar Bear Mother and Cub

Interactions Between a Polar Bear Mother and Cub

We are told to look for irregularities of white in the tundra. ”That’s the best way to spot bears in summer” says Justin, our boat…

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