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Visiting 7 Continents by Age 27!

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions because I’ve never kept one – or even remembered my resolution past February. However, I always love to have a goal in the back of my mind that I’m constantly working towards and dreaming about. For the past 4 or so years, that dream has been to Read more…

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Alexis’s First Safari “Down in Africa”

I bless not only the rains down in Africa! As the music lover that I am, when I found out I was getting the opportunity to go on an educational trip to Southern Africa, I must’ve played Toto’s “Africa” about a hundred times. This little ditty definitely got me in the spirit for my trip Read more…

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The “Kingdom” of Antarctica

In many ways, travel makes the world seem smaller. We connect with local people, learn about foreign cultures, explore new landscapes, taste new foods and discover that the human spirit binds us to our global family. In the process, far-off places feel a little closer to home. Yet this November, when Kayla Torgerson and I Read more…

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A Khmer for A Day

Life in the Cambodian Countryside My day spent in the countryside outside of Siem Reap was an experience I will never forget. This was my third trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia, and while I was excited to explore the temples and awe-inspiring ruins of Angkor once again, I was also eager to have an authentic Read more…

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A Whole New World: Chimp Trekking in Tanzania

I’ve been lucky enough to explore East and Southern Africa on many trips to the continent. From the moment I went on my first safari—honestly, before I even left the USA—I was hooked on Africa. The up-close safari experience with animals that are typically only read about or seen in a zoo is truly magical Read more…

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The Magic of Central Europe: Katie’s Family Trip

Although I have spent the majority of my international travels in Africa recently, Europe holds a special place in my heart. I studied abroad in Siena, Italy as a senior in college. Once that experience wrapped up, my mom, brother and I explored Europe for three weeks. While we had the actual cities and hotels Read more…

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The Beals Down Under

This June, I visited Australia on a 14-night trip with my wife Kay and daughters Sydney (20) and Kyndall (18). As many of you with grown children know, time goes by quickly. Now that our girls are both in college, trips like these are even more important to spend time together and create lasting family Read more…

Slowing Down in Africa

I recently spent 33 days in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, and several of my colleagues who joined me on this trip have already written about the wonderful safari camps, the incredible wildlife viewing and the other features that one might expect while visiting Africa and being on safari. However, I thought I would take Read more…

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Rose’s Return to Botswana

I recently returned from my adventures in Botswana with my colleague Marsha Carroll, with many wonderful experiences along the way! After four long years since my last visit, Botswana was beckoning me to return once more – and I am very happy that I did! Botswana is a fascinating country with many unique areas and ecosystems Read more…