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    18 2017 February

    Wild Horse Trekking with EcoCamp in Patagonia

    Today was our first morning waking up at EcoCamp, and it takes us only one step outside of our dome to be completely in awe of the view.  EcoCamp is built on top of a small ridge,...

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    29 2017 January

    Our Home for the Next Week: EcoCamp Patagonia

    After a 45-hour journey via Santiago, we have finally made it to Chilean Patagonia!  The final eight hours of our journey took place this morning with a flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas, followed by a...

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    22 2017 January

    On Our Way to Patagonia: 24 Hours in Santiago, Chile

    When it comes to choosing travel destinations, I never have a shortage of methods on how to decide where I go next.  There are places I’ve dreamed about forever, places inspired by history or wonder, places I’ve heard...

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    22 2015 March

    Dog Sledding Through Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

    About a year and a half ago, while in Vietnam, I met an “addicted to traveling” couple from Germany.  They were just two of the hundreds of travelers I’ve met during my time abroad.  However, something...

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    15 2014 December

    A Weekend in Prague: Returning to One of My Favorite Cities

    My European base of operations in Nuremberg has given me access to some great short trips, and this weekend I am headed to Prague, Czech Republic.  It’s only about a two hour drive away from my...

Over the last two months in Africa, we’ve had the opportunity to do a number of driving safaris and even a walking safari.  Today, in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, we got a chance to see...

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Our time in Africa with Oasis Overland is slowly coming to an end, and I made the realization today that most of the activities that we’ve been participating in have been focused on nature and...

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Sandboarding on the dunes of Namibia One of the main reasons that we chose the Oasis Overland Coast to Coast trip was because the tour stops in Namibia, and we knew we would be able...

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After the slowest border crossing of our Africa trip, we finally made it to Masvingo.  The border crossing involved our group of 20 standing in a line, waiting for one person behind the counter to...

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At twice the height of North America’s Niagara Falls, Africa’s Victoria Falls spray can be seen from miles away.  Our Oasis Overland group spots the spray while onboard our truck, still a good 20 minutes from...

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We’re now over a month into our overland Africa trip, and after another day of driving on our Oasis Overland truck, we’ve found ourselves in Botswana.  Our first activity in Botswana is will be a...

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After an action-packed Victoria Falls, our overland truck headed over yet another border, this time to Botswana.  We arrived at our campsite earlier than usual, which gives us time for a nice swim in the pool, an afternoon...

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Two nights ago, I witnessed something spectacular.  I watched two lions track, hunt, and kill a wildebeest.  I always thought this type of experience would only come if I was extremely lucky, or just in...

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A few days after Dan’s night encounter watching lions hunt, I had the chance for an up-close animal encounter of my own. We arrived in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in our Oasis Overland truck and set up...

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There are very few things that I can think of that are more thrilling than watching a wild animal hunt and kill another wild animal.  I wouldn’t categorize myself as some sort of violence junky,...

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