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Top 5 Animal Encounters: Snakes

One of the things we enjoy most about travel is seeing animals in their natural environment. Our mini-series “Animal Encounters” includes some great memories from our journeys. While snakes may not…

Beautiful landscape near Montagu

Don’t Skip: Montagu, South Africa

Intro to Montagu Known as the Gateway to the Karoo, Montagu is a quaint town known for fruit, hot springs and outdoor activities. A scenic, two-hour drive from Cape Town, Montagu makes…

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Top 5 Animal Encounters: Monkey and Baby

Seeing animals in their natural environment is one of the highlights of our travels. Our mini-series on animal encounters represents some great memories. Monkeys are common in many parts of the world,…

Animal Encounter: Octopus

Top 5 Animal Encounters: Ocean Edition

As nature lovers, one of the things we enjoy most about travel is seeing animals in their natural environment. These animal encounters are some of the best memories we have…

Colca Canyon

EarthCache Hunting in South Carolina

What is an EarthCache? In a previous post, we gave a brief introduction to geocaching, an international game of hide and seek using a GPS. Following clues posted online, you…

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Nantucket in Winter

Nantucket Island has been the subject of countless books, legends, poems and song for hundreds of years. With its history as the center of the whaling industry in the northeast…

Blue Crab

2013 Year in Food, Turtle-style

It’s no secret we enjoy great food and drink. Below are highlights from the different cities that we spent time in over the year.  Hope you enjoy viewing our year in…

March: Caribbean, Virgin Islands

Inside TurtlesTravel: 2013 Highlights

2013 was a year of replenishment and renewal. Having returned from a year-long, extended trip in 2012, it was time to build up some funds again. Short trips early in…

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Surf and Blooms: Morning on Manhattan Beach

When we’re working, we usually end up at least once each year in Southern California. When we do, our go-to hotel is the Marriott TownePlace Suites in Hawthorne. It’s reasonably…

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Franklin Mountains State Park, Texas

Paso del Norte One doesn’t often associate El Paso, Texas with great natural beauty, but it’s there if you look for it. Tired of spending time in the city, we…