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Our founder and president, Ben Bressler, likes to reflect periodically on his experiences in nature. His Good Nature column—Ben’s Musings—is a fun and thoughtful look at the people, places and events that remind us why conservation travel in the world’s most amazing natural places is so important.



Think You’re Finished with Camping? I Thought I Was…Till I Discovered a Whole New Approach!

Think You’re Finished with Camping? I Thought I Was…Till I Discovered a Whole New Approach!

Ben Bressler October 21, 2016 0

Dear Friends, I’m not saying my backpacking days are over, but I will share with you that at this point in my life, I do favor a soft mattress and cotton bed sheets over

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Nat Hab President Ben Bressler summits Kilimanjaro on father-son climb…and manages to tell about it

Nat Hab President Ben Bressler summits Kilimanjaro on father-son climb…and manages to tell about it

Natural Habitat Adventures August 18, 2016 0

To celebrate his son Finlay’s graduation from high school, Ben Bressler, founder and president of Natural Habitat Adventures, planned a trip a little out of the ordinary for most 18-year-olds and their 54-year-old dads.

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Wilderness Equals No Phones Equals Peace | Ben’s Musings

Wilderness Equals No Phones Equals Peace | Ben’s Musings

Ben Bressler August 17, 2015 0

Dear Traveler, I returned last night from a comparatively simple adventure—a weekend canoe trip along a timid stretch of the Colorado River. I say “simple” because while it was indeed an adventure, I didn’t

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My Blog Posts Do Not Seem to Say Much, But I Like Writing Them! | Ben’s Musings

My Blog Posts Do Not Seem to Say Much, But I Like Writing Them! | Ben’s Musings

Ben Bressler July 2, 2015 0

Dear Traveler, I recently had the opportunity to read Dr. Olaf Malver’s latest blog post, a story of a remarkable Inuit man whom Olaf befriended in Greenland many years ago. In carefully composed prose,

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Apparently I am NOT the Most Interesting Man in the World! | Ben’s Musings

Apparently I am NOT the Most Interesting Man in the World! | Ben’s Musings

Ben Bressler May 25, 2015 0

Dear Nature Traveler, I fancy myself a pretty good nature traveler. I’ve run Natural Habitat Adventures for THIRTY YEARS now (ouch!), so I’ve had the opportunity to journey to some pretty darned wild places,

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Gout Convinced Me to Travel | Ben’s Musings

Gout Convinced Me to Travel | Ben’s Musings

Ben Bressler February 16, 2015 0

Our founder Ben Bressler likes to reflect periodically on his experiences in nature. Ben’s Musings is a fun and thoughtful look at the people, places and events that remind us why responsible travel in the world’s

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