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2018: The Year in Photos

Our year in travel: 50 photos of our travels in 2018. Sweden, Malawi, Russia, Italy, and India were the highlights.

15 Instagram Travel Photographers You Should Follow

On our recent trip to India, I had the pleasure of spending several days with consummate pro photographer Mark Edward Harris. Aside from picking up innumerable tips by just watching him work, he also graciously shared specifics on what makes his work so, well, professional.

By |2018-12-27T13:13:48+00:00December 27, 2018|Categories: Blogs and Experts, Photography, Resources|6 Comments

The Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, India

Stupa number 1, or the Grand Stupa, at Sanchi. There is an ornate gate like this one at all four cardinal directions. The Sanchi Stupas are a Buddhist complex on a hilltop at [...]

By |2018-12-20T01:14:19+00:00December 18, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, Asia, India, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |2 Comments

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom

Stonehenge, of course, is probably the most famous of the Unesco World Heritage sites in the UK. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the full name of the country [...]

Two Interviews and Some Elephants: More on Malawi

Two interviews with participants in the Biosphere Expeditions wildlife research program in Malawi. Primatologist Amanda Harwood and veteran citizen scientist Bob Hussey. And, for your amusement, some elephants

By |2018-11-22T11:15:41+00:00November 21, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Africa, Interviews, Malawi, Nature and Wildlife|Tags: |0 Comments

A Malawi Diary, 12 Days with Biosphere Expeditions

Almost two weeks in the Malawi bush doing wildlife conservation work with Biosphere Expeditions adds up to a lot of memories of a great and fulfilling trip.

By |2018-12-04T08:46:33+00:00November 19, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Africa, Malawi, Nature and Wildlife|Tags: |7 Comments

Volunteering in Africa with Biosphere Expeditions

If you are interested in volunteering with animals in Africa, be sure you look into the Biosphere Expeditions program in Malawi.

By |2018-11-21T16:47:39+00:00November 8, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Africa, Malawi, Nature and Wildlife|Tags: |14 Comments