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Welcome to the New Tauck travel blog! We hope you enjoy our weekly updates, photos, and special insider tips on some of the world's most popular destinations. Along the way, we'll also be bringing you stories from Tauck travellers and insights from the Tauck family. Have your own suggestion for a story? Just write to us at social@tauck.com.

Russia in Person: Beyond the News

Posted by A Colin Treadwell on 8/16/2018
Posted in: Musings From Colin Treadwell
Tags: Travel, Tauck, News, Royalty
Sometimes it seems travel and the news are diametric opposites, one canceling out the other. When I am travelling I don’t often catch the news, and I find I don’t miss it. In fact it’s a relief not to hear the incessant prattle, that tense tone of voice relating so many disturbing events. Unlike movies or literature, which often gl...
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The World Through a Gorilla’s Eyes

When someone asked recently which of the wilderness experiences of my life have had the most profound effect on me, the first thing that came to mind was gorilla trekking in Rwanda. It is really in a class by itself. Scientists say gorillas share 98 percent of human DNA. As close as we get to our pet dogs and cats, how amazing to encounter a fellow...
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Travelling Through Switzerland… By Film

Posted by Kim Charles on 7/23/2018
Posted in: Tauck’s Travelogue
Tags: Film, Nature, Switzerland, Tauck
Growing up in a small town in the bucolic Finger Lakes Region, of Upstate NY, I found that, despite the serene beauty of the hills and lakes that surrounded me, I had always yearned to experience something larger... be more adventurous somehow. 
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The Wilderness of the World

Posted by A Colin Treadwell on 7/19/2018
Posted in: Musings From Colin Treadwell
Tags: Travel, Tauck, history, Nature
I just returned from some weeks in the wilderness, and I am still buzzing and glowing from the charge of being immersed in nature. I know that we’re always really immersed in nature, even in the city. But I think we city folk need to periodically get away from the artificial environments to remove our blinders and really look at the world we'...
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2019 Animal Encounters

Posted by Ileana Lobkowicz on 7/17/2018
Posted in: Tauck’s Travelogue
Tags: Africa, Pandas, Polar Bears, Tauck, safari, Wild Life
Polar Bear: The distinctly identifying white fur of polar bears is in fact an optical illusion. Beneath their thick coat, polar bears actually have black skin! Their hollow fur is translucent and only appears white because it reflects visible light, just like snow. Climate also plays a role in the coloration of polar bear fur. Where colder temperat...
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