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Voluntourism: Mixing Vacations with Work

Voluntourism: Mixing Vacations with Work

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 13, 2010 8

On my last travel vacation, I didn’t plant a tree, dig a well or paint a fence. I simply walked, observed and “absorbed.” I’m wondering now if my lack of industriousness should make me

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Choosing the Right Tour Operator: 6 Questions to Ask

Choosing the Right Tour Operator: 6 Questions to Ask

Wendy Redal September 7, 2010 0

If you’re reading Good Nature, chances are you are a traveler who cares about the Earth and its inhabitants, both animal and human. As a traveler, you hold a very privileged position in the

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Reading the Empty and Open Places

Reading the Empty and Open Places

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 23, 2010 4

The long waits now common at airports do have one advantage: they give us a chance to catch up on our reading while getting to and coming back from our travel destinations. Anticipating such

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Leave the GPS behind: Why it’s important to take risks when we travel

Leave the GPS behind: Why it’s important to take risks when we travel

Wendy Redal August 20, 2010 3

I just returned from a delightful family reunion in suburban Minneapolis – not an event or a setting one would associate with ‘adventure travel.’ But my husband and I found ourselves the adventurous anomaly

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Adventures into Other Lives

Adventures into Other Lives

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 6, 2010 5

Sitting on a pretty hilltop on the Bonavista Peninsula of Newfoundland, there’s a little bed-and-breakfast in the quiet, seaside village of Trinity. I stayed there one night, in the summer of 2007, surrounded by

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Wanderlust: Where Does It Come From?

Wanderlust: Where Does It Come From?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 8, 2010 7

At three years old, my son left home. He didn’t leave for good, of course; but from the time he could get around our neighborhood under his own steam, Travis was traveling. After waking

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