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Nature On Tap Takes Flight at Chicago Museum

Apr 25, 2015
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago welcomes aerial photographer Mark Reed to Nature on Tap on Tuesday, April 28.

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Day 2 in Alaska — the joys of fishing


Traffic jam on the Kenai river in Alaska
DAY 2 — “The fish must hate us,” moans 13 year old Miles Singer. We are on the world-famous Kenai River in Alaska with one of the river’s best guides, Steve Fickes, who jokes that he’s been guiding “ever since more »
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Back the to the bush — Day One of a new Alaska adventure


Miles and Max taking photos at the Bear Camp in Alaska
DAY ONE (July 15, 2009) — Bears on the runway? “Routine,” says Gerry Winkler, the pilot of our six-passenger Cessna. Routine, that is, when you are going to land on the beach at an edge of the 4-million acre Lake more »
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On a Trip Down Memory Lane at Disneyland


Disney's Grand Californian Hotel.
Ignore those office emails, forget all about the economy and for an afternoon focus instead on what's really important, especially on vacation -- making memories with the kids at a place where you made your own childhood memories more
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Seeing More Than the Typical Sites in NYC


The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
Visitors to New York have their pick of world-class and iconic sites...But there is a lot more to New York than the tourist track more
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One last stop — and beautiful and historic island of Moorea


the peaks on Moorea in French Polynesia
We hopped a short flight from Bora Bora to the French Polynesian island of Moorea that is spectacularly beautiful with its crystal clear lagoon and the green cliffs. This island is known less for its manicured resorts than for what there is to do here -- taking a hike, passing by ancient marae (ancient temples excavated by archeologists), checking out the spinner dolphins and humpback whales, playing with the stingrays in the crystal clear water. more
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The life aquatic on Bora Bora


Margine biologist Oliver Martin resuscitates a spotted ray in the lagoon at Four Seasons Resort on Bora Bora
We’re diving in an area called Muri Muri just north of the island of Bora Bora and nearly as soon as we get under the water, our dive master Benoit Gratas introduces us to a Hawksbill Sea Turtle (like Crush, the character in “Finding Nemo”), showing us how to feed him a piece of sea sponge. He’s so big -- more than two feet in diameter. more
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At the Four Seasons Bora Bora


The girls goofing in the infinity pool at the Four Seasons Bora Bora
I’m sitting in an over the water bungalow, the ceiling fan whirring, with a thatched roof and expansive deck with its own swimming dock and outdoor shower? Did I mention that gigantic tub big enough for two with views of the lagoon as well? more
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Joining Forces on Vacation


Families vacationing together
Maybe it’s the economy. Maybe it’s the need to reconnect with friends and family. At beach houses and on sailboats, city condos and mountain cabins, families and friends are joining forces on vacation more
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Our last day on the catamaran with Turo


Our group says goodbye to Turo and the catamaran
DAY 8 — Sad! It’s our last day on our Catamaran with our captain Turo Aritu, who for the past week has regaled the girls — and all of us — with his tales (mostly in French) of his four more »
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Spa treatment day for the ladies on Bora Bora


The Deep Ocean Spa at the Intercontinental on Bora Bora
DAY 7 — I’m face down on a massage table looking through glass at fish swimming in the lagoon as the Polynesian masseuse caresses me first with bags of seaweed and creams made from ground pearls and deep sea water. more »
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