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Gate One Travel Uganda: Review

For a couple that doesn’t make a big deal out of most things, our honeymoon was something that we were very focused on making special. We had both grown up idolizing conservationists like Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, and had always wanted to experience what they did first hand. Furthermore, after speaking to Craig Sholley…

Uganda: Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, and Soon…Rhinos

When thinking of romantic getaways, Uganda generally isn’t the destination that comes to mind to most people. It was, however, for us. The decision wasn’t particularly easy, however. There was Kimberly Endicott, the American tourist that was taken in April by Congolese terrorists, there were confirmed cases of ebola that had grown slowly but steadily,…

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Will Harlan of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

Even after moving to coastal Carolina, a hundred miles away from the closest distribution center, I pick up a copy of Blue Ridge Outdoors whenever I return to central Virginia. The largest free outdoor lifestyle magazine in the country, “BRO” has great tips about hiking and camping, product reviews, and keeps me honest with my…

Interview with Stefanie Brendl of Shark Allies

We talked late into the night, the California sun had long set behind her. We were connecting via Skype and were starting to wrap up, but Stefanie Brendl was blowing my mind about her experiences diving with sharks, shark population trends, and of course, shark finning. I was enthralled. Stefanie has a story to tell.…

Amelia Mason of Skywatch Bird Rescue

Interview With Amelia Mason of Skywatch Bird Rescue

The chaotic chirping slowly started syncopating in time, like a band practice that was just starting to get into a rhythm. I was at Skywatch Bird Rescue and Conservation Center, and the resident birds certainly wanted me to know it. Skywatch Bird Rescue offers rehab and care for injured or orphaned wild birds to help…

Dr Paul O'Donoghue

Interview with Dr. Paul O’Donoghue of Scottish Wildcat Haven

You could hear the excitement in his voice, nearly quivering as he was describing them, “they are just beautiful”. Immediately you understand that Dr. Paul O’Donoghue will do whatever it takes to save the rarest cat in the world, the Scottish Wildcat. But years ago, Paul didn’t even know that such a creature existed. “To…

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