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Let a baby polar bear capture your heart!

Let a baby polar bear capture your heart!

Wendy Redal July 2, 2010 0

I may be one of the few people on the planet – with access to television, at any rate – who had never seen footage of the baby polar bear orphan Knut until a

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Traveling with an Adult Child: Yosemite

Traveling with an Adult Child: Yosemite

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 1, 2010 14

A former student who attended the same college I did first got me interested in seeing Yosemite National Park. Naturalist John Muir took his first botany lesson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under a

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Wayfinders Wanted

Wayfinders Wanted

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 27, 2010 6

Before you decided where you were going to go for your next travel adventure, you probably researched different locales online, picked up brochures from several travel agencies, read books on the areas from the

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The Things You Carry

The Things You Carry

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 13, 2010 11

Spirit Airlines will become the first carrier in U.S. history to charge fliers for putting carry-on bags into its overhead storage bins when it institutes its new fee schedule on August 1, 2010. If

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Jon Krakauer and Me

Jon Krakauer and Me

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 6, 2010 9

The “Recommended Packing List” in my Pre-Departure Briefing booklet for the Canyons of the American Southwest trip suggested I bring the usual gear: everything from a wool sweater and polypropylene long underwear to a pair of

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Self-Portraits While Traveling Solo

Self-Portraits While Traveling Solo

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 1, 2010 7

When I sign up for group tours, more often than not I enroll as a single traveler. It’s not for lack of family or friends (I hope!); it’s because either I’m the only one

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