Category Archives: Environmental Solutions

Rivers and Bears

“The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.” Theodore Roosevelt On a recent trip to Alaska’s Katmai National Park the opportunities for brown bear observation and intimate encounters was truly epic.  There … Continue reading

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How Disconnecting = A Total Reconnect

It’s always amazing to me how sometimes your initial assessment of a situation can in reality be the polar opposite. It didn’t take long after returning home from Southern Alaska before I realized that my relief at “disconnecting” from the … Continue reading

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The 75 Yard Hitchhiking Adventure

One of the things I enjoy most about traveling and just getting out and about in general is the comic relief it provides.  Some of the stories end up being more of an inside joke, you know, the kind you … Continue reading

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Looking a Little Harder to Find That Silver Lining

Just a little over a year ago I started another journey to Thailand to spend 2 weeks volunteering at a wildlife rescue and rehab facility south of Bangkok.  After traveling  twice to the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai and … Continue reading

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Days with Rays

I recently watched a brilliantly filmed documentary called “Racing Extinction” which details the loss of habitat and exploitation of wildlife due to trafficking around the globe.  The film casts light on the grim statistic that half of the world’s population of … Continue reading

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The Gentle Giant

Looking back, I’ve likely taken close to 2,000 photos of elephants. It all started with a life changing volunteer trip to the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand several years ago. It was a bit of a spur of … Continue reading

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A Ghost in the Forest

On a recent trip to central Thailand I spent a couple weeks volunteering at a fairly large scale animal sanctuary with a varied assortment of rescued exotic reptiles, primates, bears and elephants just to name a few.  I planned the … Continue reading

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