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Adventure Collection is a partnership of 10 premier adventure travel companies, dedicated to offering exhilarating journeys that nurture and sustain the varied cultures and landscapes of the world. Members are Bushtracks Expeditions, Backroads, Canadian Mountain Holidays, GeoEx, Lindblad Expeditions, Micato Safaris, Natural Habitat Adventures, NOLS, OARS, and Off the Beaten Path.

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Ask a Guide: Why Take a Photography Tour?

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 10:28 AM

By Candice Gaukel Andrews

2013-10-29-AskButton_WebSm.jpgThis marks the first in our "Ask a Guide" series of interview articles. What's the puzzling, practical, or personal question that you've always wanted to ask a professional guide? Send your query to info@adventurecollection.com, and one...

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Should Nature-and-Adventure Travel Companies Have Smartphone Policies?

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2013 | 8:40 AM

By Candice Gaukel Andrews

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The use of cell and satellite phones in the outdoors can be frustrating: frustrating for you when they don't work and frustrating for the people around you when they do! It wasn't that long ago -- in 2009,...

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Are You a Traveler or a Tourist? Take the Quiz to Find Out!

(10) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 6:35 PM

By Candice Gaukel Andrews

2013-07-09-IMG_0897_Web.jpgWhat makes a tourist different from a traveler? When recently pondering that question, I found Merriam-Webster's to be of little help. My old standby dictionary defines a tourist as "one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture"...

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Ten Inspiring Travel Books and What They Taught Me About Adventure

(12) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 9:10 AM

By Candice Gaukel Andrews

When I was growing up, my family never "went away on vacation" like my friends' families did. I place the blame for that fact squarely on the shoulders of World War II. As a young man, my dad was sent -- compliments of the U.S....

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Africa's Elusive Big Five: The Animals Guides Most Want to Spot

(4) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 12:33 PM

By Candice Gaukel Andrews

If you've ever dreamed of going on an African safari, you've heard of the "Big Five": the Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros. While these animals are now said to represent the large fauna that safari-goers would most like to see, the term...

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Discovered in Antarctica: Robert Falcon Scott's "Highest Camp"

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 1:14 PM

By Candice Gaukel Andrews

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Coming across a few stones might not seem all that extraordinary when you're standing on Mount Erebus in Antarctica. After all, the White Continent is almost all rock and ice. But one astute volcanologist saw something in those stones...

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