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Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Illustrates Life

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.17.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

As cats are wont to do at the approach of strangers, Mimosa has fled under the bed. It's a shame because Mimosa, a 4-year-old, nine-lived tabby, is t...

Iguanas, Those Prehistoric-Looking Mini-Dinosaurs: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 6

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.10.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

No need to biologically engineer Jurassic Park. Just put on magnifying glasses and go down to Iguana-dom, that realm where every scale, spine, spike, crest, dewlap and wart screams dinosaur.

7 Reasons to Include Galapagos Islands on Your Bucket List

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Traveling to Galapagos Islands has been on my bucket list for a very long time, and I was finally able to cross it off last month. The Islands are undoubtedly the most unique place I have ever been to, and here's why it needs to be on your bucket list, too.

Experiencing a Coup On Vacation: Adventure Travel Runs Smack Into Real Life

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The army's recent intervention in Egypt, and the turmoil there, have brought memories surging back of a time in 2005 when I was on my way to a vacation in Ecuador and the Galapagos islands. World events chose that moment to intervene in my carefully made plans.