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SWEET & SUCCULENT

By on October 1, 2011 in Food Category, Global Category

In much of the Western world, our notion of eating fruit consists of the conventional apples, oranges, and bananas. However, there is a whole world of exotic goodness out there, and many of our palettes have hardly scratched the surface.

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SEND IN THE CLOWNS

By on October 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

Most cultures over the centuries have produced their own clown characters, performing almost identical functions as anarchic fools skilled in the art of pantomime, mimicry, and chaos. The need for a punch line, often at our own expense, is in our blood, and if the scientists are right, our blood is healthier for it.

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MONGOLIA’S ROCK ART

MONGOLIA’S ROCK ART

This is the second article in a 3-part series about Tusker Trail’s newest trip – Mongolia’s Altai Mountains: Ancient Culture and Photography Workshop.

The renowned Esther Jacobson-Tepfer is the cultural instructor for the upcoming workshop. Discover how Esther made her way from Boston to the petroglyph-studded steppes of Mongolia’s Altai Mountains.

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RETURN TO KAFUE PART II

By on September 1, 2011 in Africa Category, Wildlife Category

Seventeen years ago, when Eddie Frank led his anti-poaching mission through the grasslands of Kafue National Park, there were less than 1,000 tourists visiting Kafue each year. Today, over 7,000 visitors enter the park annually, and the elephant are back, no longer terrified by the sight of humans. In Kafue, the tide is slowly turning.

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GRATITUDE & GRACE

GRATITUDE & GRACE

“I felt like I could handle anything in that moment. I was smiling so big my face hurt. I felt like laughing. I felt grace.”

In May, Tusker coordinator Mariya Porten climbed Kilimanjaro with her father, Steve Porten. The climb affected Mariya in ways she never could have imagined, and will never forget.

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