I got the opportunity to spend a few days learning all there is to know about my favorite beverage - coffee!

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Passengers boarding a plane
The news was just released on December 14, 2015 of a possible 48-hour strike of Chile's civil aviation authority. IF the strike occurs, it will happen this Thursday & Friday, December 17 …
Swimming iguana
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Staci Edwards
In Galapagos, there is this anticipation…this air of expectant wonder, that around every corner awaits something magnificent…and it is waiting.  I have been to many parts of the …
Galapagos Sea Lion, acrylics, colored pencil, ink
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Staci Edwards
Snorkel sightings! (Disclaimer:  Jaime and I would sit down with a Galapagos Marine Species book on board the ship and, from memory, identify what we saw.  While we tried to be accurate, …
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Staci Edwards
I wanted to give potential travelers my observations, having had the unique opportunity to go to the Galapagos at two different times of year, on two different boats, with two different …
Marine Iguana, colored pencil
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Staci Edwards
Up early to pack and go to Santa Cruz island, to visit the Charles Darwin Center.  The bus stopped right by the mosaic garden, (click here for photos and art from this area) so we ducked in for …
Yellow-crowned Night Heron, pencil
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Staci Edwards
Floreana had unique features.  There was a giant, gnarly mangrove tree that dominated the crescent shaped shoreline.  Erosion had made a secondary type of cliff, where a Blue footed …
Galapagos hawk, acrylics
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Staci Edwards
Our new guide was Julian, and he was knowledgeable and friendly.  We were still in good hands!  Our group disembarked by a small lighthouse.  Walking the path was made even trickier …
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Staci Edwards
Cerro Brujo.  This is what is left of a tuff cone.  (That is where the lava enters a very cold ocean, causing an explosion.  It creates a different shape.)  This is also one of …
Galapagos tortoise, pencil
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Staci Edwards
Next stop: Punta Pitt, San Cristobal!We had a leisurely walk on a strangely colored, greenish beach, made so by olivine crystals in the sand.  Lava lizards abound.  We then turned …
Me and my sleepy friend!
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Staci Edwards
Galapagos, October, 2015I cannot describe to you how fortunate I feel, to be invited to explore more of these mysterious islands.  And how strange and marvelous the circumstances!  To be …

Our Panama adventure was one of our best trips ever as a couple. We had fantastic guides and loved learning about the people, the land, and the wildlife from Panama City to Boquete to Bocas del Toro …

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Arriving at the dock for our Gatun Lake tourCruising down the Panal CanalOur Gatun Lake guideDredging on the Panal Canalup close and personal with a capuchin monkeyThe Titi monkey

An amazing journey from deep in the jungle in Manu National Park, to the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu.

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Welcome Pisco Sours when we arrived in Lima at 1AM!Peru: We made it to Cusco!Plaza de Armas in CuscoHeading to the Plaza de Armas in CuscoPlaza de Armas in CuscoPlaza de Armas in Cusco

The pictures tell the story of my amazing adventure in Antartica. We visited the far flung islands of the South Sandwich, communed with hundreds of thousands of penguins on South Georgia Island, …

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Cruising the Kinabatangan River
:   Borneo has great beaches for sipping straight from a coconut With pygmy elephants, orangutans, Atlas moths and the world's biggest flower, it's hard to imagine Borneo's …
My first sighting of Bornean pygmy elephants!
   My first sighting of Bornean pygmy elephants! As an avid nature program follower (hence my Attenborough enthusiasm), I thought I had a pretty good handle on the fauna of …
An orangutan enjoys his breakfast above the Sukau Rainforest Lodge in Borneo
An orangutan enjoys his breakfast above the Sukau Rainforest Lodge in Borneo I wearily boarded a Malaysian Airlines flight, cut across the northern peninsula of Borneo and landed in the busy, …
Cotopaxi volcano blows smoke, 2015
Avid, amateur, or iPhone photographers UNITE!  You have an amazing photo opportunity in Ecuador right now.  Cotopaxi volcano is currently blowing smoke, as well as excitement, into the air. …
Mount Kinabalu spans six vegetation zones from lowland rainforest to alpine scrub
Mount Kinabalu spans six vegetation zones from lowland rainforest to alpine scrub   Borneo is an island of extremes.  Flanked by exquisite coral reefs and white sand beaches, tropical …