Tag Archives: National Geographic

What Really Led to the Death of the Bahamas Swimming Pigs?

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At the end of February I wrote about how some of the famed swimming pigs in the Bahamas being found dead. A couple of days later I wrote that it was reported that some of the pigs were given alcohol.

It’s been a bit of a mystery pertaining to one of the island’s biggest attractions. Continue reading What Really Led to the Death of the Bahamas Swimming Pigs?

NatGeo’s Best Summer Trips 2015

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The first official day of summer, June 21 is just a little over a month away.

If you haven’t planned (or been working on planning) your travels for the busy summer travel season, its time to get started.

One of the biggest and possibly the hardest decisions we make when it comes to traveling is picking the destination. Continue reading NatGeo’s Best Summer Trips 2015

NatGeo Needs Help Nominating 2015 Travelers of the Year

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National Geographic is looking for help in selecting their 2015 Travelers of the Year.

They’re looking for “travelers with a purpose” and would like “hear about fascinating people visiting far-flung places, doing astonishing things“.

Do you know of anyone who’s travels that fits this description? Continue reading NatGeo Needs Help Nominating 2015 Travelers of the Year

NatGeo Giving Away $50,000 For Dream Expedition

National Geographic is running a new competition called Expedition Granted where one person will win a $50,000 prize to fund the expedition of their dreams!

They aren’t just looking for the usual explorers like mountaineer and photographers. Explorers of the 21st century are musicians and makers, techies and tinkerers, the curious and the courageous—anyone with a big idea and the drive to make it a reality according to Nat Geo.

Here are a couple of projects they are excited about: Continue reading NatGeo Giving Away $50,000 For Dream Expedition

Win A Trip for 4 With Nat Geo

I saw this contest being advertised in an e-mail from National Geographic and feel that it is well worth sharing!

Milk Life is sponsoring a sweepstakes where you can win an amazing 7-day Nat Geo adventure for 4, visiting Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks!

After visiting National Parks like Badlands, the Everglades & Mammoth Caves in recent years, I’d love to check out some of the other national parks around the country.  Continue reading Win A Trip for 4 With Nat Geo

20 Free Animal Viewing Spots in the U.S.

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image from NatGeo article

In the past I’ve written about some amazing animal experiences that we’ve had over the years.

Kim and I have been on a bunch of African safaris in countries like Kenya, Uganda, Namibia and South Africa but also got to take Our First American Safari a couple of years back. During that same trip to South Dakota we also had a great laugh while Hanging With the Burros (similar to a donkey).

You can also check out a post about My Top 5 Animal Encounters which includes some experiences from around the world.

National Geographic came up with an interesting article related to free animal viewing.

Continue reading 20 Free Animal Viewing Spots in the U.S.

Nat Geo: Top 10 World Heritage Sites For Kids

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Prior to heading off on our trips, I’ll usually check to see if there are any UNESCO World Heritage Sites in or near the places we are visiting. At times we’ll go out of our way to visit a site that sounds really interesting.

There are close to 1,000 sites listed  and I’ve been to around 85 of them so far.

National Geographic put together a Top 10 list of World Heritage Sites for Kids. According to NatGeo, they went over the heritage list to choose destinations of sublime beauty and historical significance that will inspire travelers young and old.

Continue reading Nat Geo: Top 10 World Heritage Sites For Kids