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Scott Whittle: Photo-birder

Scott Whittle, photo-birder supreme. My Introduction to Photo-birding In early June, Denise Ippolito and I visited Trinidad and Tobago thanks to the generosity of the folks at Caligo Ventures.  On the trip we met a young man named Scott Whittle. Scott was very personable and obviously a skilled birder. Never without his binoculars. But strangely […]

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Chamonix Events

This weekend marks a special tradition in Chamonix – La Fête des Guides. This annual event honours the men and women who have made the mountains their life and their livelihood; the mountain guides who keep thousands of people safe every year, whether they’re climbing Mont Blanc in summer or skiing the Vallee Blanche in […]

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Bikini-clad ‘female Indiana Jones’ becomes the first person to surf around a volcano.

Stunning photographs and a video show bikini-clad adventurer Alison Teal hot-surfing around an erupting volcano paddling just a few feet from flowing lava.  The 30-year-old explorer became the first person ever to complete such a task, riding her pink surfboard close to the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. Teal, known as the ‘female Indiana Jones’, travels around […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Card Flourishes

Here’s an easy flourish for those of you who are just getting into card flourishing or need something to spice up their routines. Step 1: Basics and Background Before we start working with the cards, wash your hands. Not only will this facilitate easier card handling, but it will keep your nice, new cards clean […]