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Satellite images and flights over the western Amazon River recently revealed a previously unknown indigenous group existing there, National Geographic reports.

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Nature travel in Tanzania offers hundreds of opportunities to see animals that most have only gotten to know through textbooks and magazines. In the Ngorongoro Crater, visitors will have the best chance on a Kenya and Tanzania safari to spot a black rhino, a critically endangered species.

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The Mekong River is a perfect place to sail at sunset and unwind after a long day. But for the Lao, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Thai communities that surround it, the river is more than a relaxing excursion during a Laos and Vietnam expedition — it is a livelihood.

The Mekong flows nearly 3,000 miles from Southeast China to drain in the South China Sea in a delta beneath Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, draining more than 313,000 square miles across Southeast Asia.

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Before he took over an International Expeditions' Director of Product Development, Bill Robison spent years coordinating travel to Egypt. So he had this great tip to share regarding your souvenirs and things to keep handy on our Wings Over the Nile journey.

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Traveling can take a lot out of a person, and vacationers may be wondering how to stay healthy on an ecological adventure. While every trip will be different based on region and time of year, there are a few things that you can do to make your nature travel expedition as healthy and pleasurable as possible.

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Travelers with a passion for primates will find a wealth of these creatures in the Amazon River basin. Although the vast biodiversity of the region means that there are countless locations in which to spy these mammals, there may be no better destination to get up and close with these distant ancestors of man than the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve in northern Peru.

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The carved city of Petra offers delights for those interested in travel to historic places, but it was highlighted for its value in art history last summer when British conservation specialists discovered an "exceptional" painting on a cave wall.

June 16, 2011

Keep Your Shoes On!

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Our friends at MedjetAssist are always current on the latest happenings in travel, and they’ve just filled us in on a proposed TSA procedure that let “trusted travelers” keep their shoes on, leave laptops in bags and avoid the dreaded body scanners.

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Today’s insider’s travel tip comes to you courtesy of our Creative Services Editor, Emily, who loves checking out the cities she visits on foot.

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