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7 Tips on Using Travel to Introduce Kids to Nature

November 5, 2015

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Today’s youth are increasingly connected to their electronic devices, which can result in children being disconnected from Mother Nature. According to data released by the Nature Conservancy, it is believed that only 10 percent of our children spend time outside everyday. Yet, 66 percent of our children report that a personal experience in nature has increased their […]

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On Not Really Liking Darwin

April 19, 2013

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When Brendan surprised me with a trip to Darwin for Christmas — our last getaway alone before getting married — I was pumped. Lonely Planet had ranked Darwin as one of the top global destinations to visit in 2012, describing it as a cosmopolitan, yet laid-back, Top End city. I imagined light blue shores extending […]