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Grizzly Bear Travels: A Photo Essay

Grizzly Bear Travels: A Photo Essay

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 11, 2014 16

Being close enough to view a grizzly bear in the wild inspires feelings of awe and nostalgia: wonder at their size and power and a longing for an America that once was — when

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50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act: the Meaning of Wilderness by 10 American Authors

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act: the Meaning of Wilderness by 10 American Authors

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 2, 2014 4

Tomorrow, September 3, 2014, will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In 1964, the bill that created the act passed the Senate by a vote of 73–12 and the House by 373–1.

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Young People Have Less Money Than Ever Before, So Why Are They Traveling More?

Young People Have Less Money Than Ever Before, So Why Are They Traveling More?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 15, 2014 3

The ages of some of my fellow travelers on a recent trip to Antarctica surprised me. A stay on a ship that takes you to the more remote regions of the world typically isn’t

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Video of the Week: Arctic Footage Filmed by a Polar Bear!

Video of the Week: Arctic Footage Filmed by a Polar Bear!

Chris Miller June 20, 2014 0

The U.S. Geological Survey has released a clip of the first video shot from the neck of a polar bear on Arctic sea ice. In April, scientists led by research biologist Anthony Pagano placed cameras on

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Video of the Week: Unbelievably Close to Grizzlies in Alaska

Video of the Week: Unbelievably Close to Grizzlies in Alaska

Emily Deemer May 9, 2014 0

Have you heard how close our groups get to the grizzly bears on our Coastal Alaska Grizzly trips? Within mere feet!  And it’s not from the window of a safari vehicle, it’s on foot. 

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What Arctic and Tropical Waters Have in Common

What Arctic and Tropical Waters Have in Common

Court Whelan April 30, 2014 0

The old schooner purchased from a fisherman, cut through the icy waters of Glacier Bay, cruising along the picturesque Alaska coastline towards a pod of six massive humpback whales bubble-feeding at the surface of

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