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  • The Nature Conservancy: Conservation in Chile

    The Nature Conservancy: Conservation in Chile

    At over 2,500 miles long – roughly half the length of South America and spanning a broad range of climates – Chile is a rich and diverse country. The far north is home to some of the driest places...

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  • How to Plan a Vacation with Family That Everyone Will Enjoy

    Families are the original brainteasers. Their individual parts can be combined in many ways, but they don’t always fit together perfectly. It takes time and energy to sort out who connects best...

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  • 10 Best Places to Visit in Peru

    Peru is a magical land of stunning contrasts. It’s a country with bustling cities (such as Cusco, Trujillo and Lima) and remote natural wonders (including Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and the...

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  • Tiger Conservation: Where to See Tigers in the Wild

    From The Jungle Book to The Life of Pi, tigers have always held a magical, mystical place in our collective imagination. Their ninja-like stealth, impressive hunting prowess, and sheer size (up to...

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  • The Best Birdwatching Tours in the World

    The Best Birdwatching Tours in the World

    Somewhere around 3.5 million international trips are taken each year for the sole purpose of bird watching. Every year more than 20 million Americans go on bird watching tours, spending upwards of...

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  • 4 Fun Facts About the Panama Canal

    Seeing the Panama Canal is a dream for many guests on IE'’s Panama tours. Here are four interesting facts that you may not know about one of mankind’'s greatest feats of engineering....

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  • Must Read: Light and Dust, Images and Stories from the Wild of East Africa

    Must Read: Light and Dust, Images and Stories from the Wild of East Africa

    “Today more than ever animals in Africa are persecuted by greedy men in search for ivory, rhino horn, lions’ bones, bush-meat, skins, trophies to hang on the wall, and souvenir pictures." read...

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  • What Is Ecotourism? 6 Ways Responsible Travel Helps Conserve Nature

    Ecotourism has become far more than a simple buzzword for the travel industry. Individual travelers and industry operators alike are adopting the principles of responsible travel at an...

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  • Tips from Around the World: Adventure Travel with Children

    Tips from Around the World: Adventure Travel with Children

    Traveling with children is fun, engaging and I believe a true gift to your children’s development. The incredible amount of knowledge and understanding they get from the experience will prepare...

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  • Top 5 Things To Do In India

    India is a vastly diverse country that pulses with cultural tones ranging from ancient rituals to modern metros. Because the country is so large – 1,269,346 square miles, to be precise – there are...

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  • Birds of Patagonia: A Brief Birdwatcher's Guide

    When most people think of Patagonia, the first things that come to mind are stunning scenic vistas, dramatic mountain landscapes and mammals such as foxes, guanacos and pumas. read more

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  • Bird Brain: Meet Colombia Tour Leader Greg Homel, Ornithologist Extraordinaire

    Bird Brain: Meet Colombia Tour Leader Greg Homel, Ornithologist Extraordinaire

    Raised in California, Greg Homel has been a nature lover from a very early age, but birds have always held a special place in his heart. The avid ornithologist has been guiding birding tours since...

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  • Torres del Paine: 5 Reasons Chile’s Iconic Park is Patagonian Perfection

    The gem of Chilean Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park is part of the Sistema Nacional de Áreas Silvestres Protegidas del Estado de Chile (National System of Protected Forested Areas of...

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  • 10 Cool Creepy Crawlies Found in the Amazon Rainforest

    Widely considered among the most remarkable natural attractions on the planet, the Amazon River Basin is home to the world’s largest tropical rainforest and at least 10% of its known biodiversity....

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  • Must Read: The Voyage of the Beagle

    Must Read: The Voyage of the Beagle

    “Some philanthropist should endow every state school biology lab in the country with a copy.” read more

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  • Webinar: Tips for Photographing Chile

    Did you miss our latest webinar? Check out the recording below. International Expeditions naturalist, ornithologist, author and photographer Claudio Vidal: read more

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  • 5 Drinks to Sample in Cuba (And 1 To Avoid)

    Anyone who has ever wanted to travel to Cuba has envisioned themselves sipping a famed mojito or Cuba libre. After all, what could be more Cuban than rum except for perhaps a cigar. The popularity...

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  • 6 Fantastico Havana Experiences!

    6 Fantastico Havana Experiences!

    As the largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba is packed with some of the most distinct cultural and natural wonders to be found in the region. Here’s International Expeditions' guide for making the...

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  • The Jeff Corwin Experience: An Interview with the Emmy-Winning Wildlife Conservation Expert

    The Jeff Corwin Experience: An Interview with the Emmy-Winning Wildlife Conservation Expert

    Jeff Corwin initially rose to fame as a TV host in the late ‘90s, first on the Disney Channel’s Going Wild With Jeff Corwin and later on the Animal Planet shows Jeff Corwin Experience and Corwin’s...

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  • Galapagos Island Animals: Reptiles

    The endemic birds of the Galapagos Islands are bold and beautiful. Galapagos sea lions are playful and full of personality. read more

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