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Odd Birds of a Feather -- of Pouches, Antennae, Helmets and Seriously Challenged Landings: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 7

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.17.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I love birds. It's just birders I have a problem with. I can't seem to empathise with their ardour, focus, totally singular concentration -- and total lack of 'come on now, crack a smile!'

Snorkeling With Seals in the Galapagos

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.24.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Most of us put on our swimsuits as soon as we're unpacked, and rummage through a box of masks and flippers. "You will be snorkeling with sea lions," warns Gabriel Ribadeneira, our naturalist and guide.

There Are Guides, Then There's the Galápagos: Going Rogue on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Dante had the Roman poet Virgil to guide him through the nine circles of Hell in the Inferno part of his Divine Comedy, and the Florentine beauty Beat...