off-the-beaten-path

migration of Monarch butterflies

Witness the remarkable migration of Monarch butterflies

By Janice and George

The migration of Monarch butterflies – what a story! In the magical Sierra Chincua Sanctuary in Mexico, thousands of orange butterflies swirl about our faces, quivering in the sunshine.

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Chiawa Camp Zambia

Chiawa safari camp nails glamping in Zambia

By Janice and George

It’s like a scene from “Out of Africa.” Except that instead of Karen Blixen’s Kenya bush tents, Chiawa Camp hugs the Zambezi River in Zambia.

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Antarctica blue icebergs

Antarctica: Rhapsody in blue ice

By Janice and George

You may think the “great white continent” of Antarctica is white. But its icebergs are blue. In Iceberg Alley, icebergs seem to radiate blue light. 

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Thailand Hall of Opium

No clear villains at the Thailand Hall of Opium

By Janice and George

Walk through a dark tunnel with images of tortured souls sculpted on the walls, and you enter the Thailand Hall of Opium, cradled in the humid Golden Triangle.

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Hiking in Chiang Mai (Mae Lai Forest) – no tigers, but…

By Janice and George

In Thailand, we went hiking in Chiang Mai in the nearby Mae Lai rainforest. Snakes weren’t the problem. But the leeches were too much for us city gals!

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andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge on Zanzibar

By Janice and George

No doors, no keys, no worries. andBeyond Mnemba Island Lodge is the quintessential private-island paradise – and a barefoot one too.

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canoeing on the zambezi - elephant at Chiawa Camp

Crocs? Hippos? We’re canoeing the Zambezi River!

By Janice and George

Crocs and hippos? Just part of the experience of canoeing the Zambezi River. It’s our “most dangerous activity,” says our safari camp guide.

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Un-Cruise Adventures Alaska

Exploring Alaska’s untamed wilderness with UnCruise Adventures

By Janice and George

We explored Alaska’s “untamed wild and woolly wilderness” with Un-Cruise Adventures Alaska. No discos, no gift shop. But hiking, kayaking, even snorkeling!

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cruising Antarctica - Adelie penguins

Penguin Playground: Expedition cruising Antarctica

By Janice and George

Penguins mate and give birth, Weddell seal pups sun themselves on the ice, and whales cavort in the icy waters. This is cruising Antarctica!

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