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LESBIAN TRAVEL & ADVENTURE  // Browsing posts in LESBIAN TRAVEL & ADVENTURE

08 Dec Posted by in • Kim Powell | Comments

Snorkeling the Healthy Coral Reefs of Cuba!

Snorkeling the Healthy Coral Reefs of Cuba!

Naturalist Kim Powell describes the thriving coral reef ecosystem of Cuba, which has been relatively untouched by tourism and over fishing. She recently returned from her first women’s trip to Cuba and shared her incredible story! “Before arriving  to Cuba, I had read about our forbidden neighbor’s thriving coral reefs.  A country frozen in time, Cuba […]

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21 Aug Posted by in • Kim Powell | Comments Off on How to Make Manatee Memories!

How to Make Manatee Memories!

How to Make Manatee Memories!

I have had the incredible honor to swim alongside manatees for over 40 years. It began in the summer of 1969 when I saw my first manatee while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico near Clearwater, Florida. My father and I stood waist deep in water when something dark and large emerged next to us. […]

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22 Aug Posted by in • Kim Powell | Comments Off on Close Encounter of the Whale Kind

Close Encounter of the Whale Kind

Close Encounter of the Whale Kind

It started with an excited cry from Biology Teacher, Jane Orbuch “Kim, there’s a whale”. I had just led 14 San Lorenzo Valley High School students by kayak to the kelp beds edging a surf break known as Indicators in Santa Cruz. We were just about to begin a lesson in Kelp Forest Ecology. Slipping […]

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28 Mar Posted by in • Kim Powell | 2 comments

Monkey Business

Monkey Business

As a naturalist, I have learned a few tricks of the trade: Never look a monkey in the eye or set your passport down within their reach. Several years ago, my best friend from childhood HollyBeth and I headed off on an adventure to Bali. HollyBeth and I have been best friends for 4 decades. […]

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09 Mar Posted by in • Jody Cole | Comments Off on I Made It!

I Made It!

I Made It!

I was going to try to make it. I was really going to try. But this time I couldn’t make it by myself. At least I knew that much. I was going to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro – again. I was going to climb it, all 19,340 feet of it, for the second time. My first […]

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01 Mar Posted by in • Kim Powell | 1 comment

Manatee Memories

Manatee Memories

I have had the incredible honor to swim along side manatees for over 40 years. It began in the summer of 1969 when I saw my first manatee while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico near Clearwater, Florida. My father and I stood waist deep in water when something dark and large emerged next to […]

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17 Nov Posted by in • Jody Cole | Comments Off on Why Risk My Life on a Mountain?

Why Risk My Life on a Mountain?

Why Risk My Life on a Mountain?

In 1998, I had an epiphany. I was busy whining to my friends and to myself about how useless my life had been up to that point, and when you’re in that place in your life sometimes it takes just the right word to change your life forever. By the end of 1998, I had […]

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07 Sep Posted by in • Jody Cole | Comments Off on Safari Dreams

Safari Dreams

Safari Dreams

Africa can be a dream vacation, as it was for me. I thought I would just go, check it off my ‘bucket list’ and come home. But what happened to me is what happens for so many of my guests on safari. They walk through a door they never can, nor want to, close again. […]

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14 Aug Posted by in • Jody Cole | 1 comment

The Ellie’s Mock Charge

The Ellie’s Mock Charge

When you’ve been to Africa as many times as I have, you begin to collect what the safari guides term “encounters” with dangerous wildlife. I’ve had my share, especially since I prefer getting on the ground versus vehicle tours. Unlike in the movies, wildlife of all sorts have ways to let you know you’re unwelcome […]

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09 Aug Posted by in • Kim Powell | 4 comments

Fifty-Something Daughter

Fifty-Something Daughter

As I saunter into middle-age fortified with tablets of calcium, fish oil, Osteo Bi-Flex and a statin for good measure, I have taken on life’s biggest challenge: caring for a new kid. She’s absolutely adorable, interesting, and charming yet stubborn. She loves to dress up in her finest attire and smear rouge across her cheeks. […]

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