Long days spent in bush tracking elusive elephant

Rains produce thick vegetation in which herds can easily hide.

By JASON JACOBS
Potawatomi Zoo

Stories from Southbendtribune.com

March 3, 2005

OKAVANGO DELTA, Botswana — The sandy road was covered with hundreds of gigantic footprints and massive amounts of dung, both of which were fresh. Continue reading “Long days spent in bush tracking elusive elephant”

Lions, hyenas live cutthroat lives

Director learns just how artificial zoo life is for predators.

By JASON JACOBS
Potawatomi Zoo

Stories from Southbendtribune.com

March 2, 2005

OKAVANGO DELTA, Botswana — Some people have the impression that predators have an easy life, sleeping away most of the day, lifting their head long enough to hunt a gazelle or a zebra for dinner. Continue reading “Lions, hyenas live cutthroat lives”

Hippo adventures tell intruders who’s boss

Protective parents scary but fascinating in the wild.

By JASON JACOBS
Potawatomi Zoo

Stories from Southbendtribune.com

March 1, 2005

OKAVANGO DELTA, Botswana — The engine on our powerboat stalled as we made our way through the overgrown weeds of the Okavango Delta, in the southern African country of Botswana. Continue reading “Hippo adventures tell intruders who’s boss”

Animal lover finds his nirvana

Potawatomi Zoological Society official in Botswana.

By JASON JACOBS
Potawatomi Zoo

Stories from Southbendtribune.com

February 27, 2005

OKAVANGO DELTA, Botswana — I crept through the tall grass. Horseflies buzzed all around me. I swatted at them quietly. I had to be careful not to make too much noise so as not to scare away the pair of giraffes 50 feet from me. Continue reading “Animal lover finds his nirvana”

About Cancun Mexico: Ultimate Travel Destinations

What’s the Allure?

In the 1970s, Cancún was developed (on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico) to rival popular holiday spots, Acapulco. Although the developers were ambitious in their planning, they never dreamed that this once sleepy fishing village would become the party phenomenon that it is today. Situated along the “Mexican Caribbean”, Cancún boasts pristine white beaches, optimal weather, Mayan artifacts and a legendary nightlife that keeps it bustling with fun-loving visitors. Continue reading “About Cancun Mexico: Ultimate Travel Destinations”

Facts About London: The diversity is evident in popular activities

What’s the Allure?

London has proudly earned the distinction of being one of the most visited cities in the world. The diversity is evident in popular activities; visitors can indulge in the centuries-old stories as told by guides at the iconic landmarks, or discover modern art at top museums. They can elect to chat with friendly locals at a pub or watch the latest in experimental theatre. Indeed, with its fascinating history, classic architecture and dynamic culture, this exciting capital city offers a little something for everyone.

Points of Interest

For a city so rich in history and popular culture, it is quite refreshing that London offers both a steady stream of memorable districts and iconic structures as well as dozens of open-air “green” locations. Visitors can easily explore atmospheric areas such as Piccadilly CircusTrafalgar Square, and Covent Garden, followed by a respite at beautiful green zones including Hyde Park and Hempstead Heath.

London’s multitude of diverse nationalities makes it one of the world’s most famous culinary melting pots. On any given day, sample authentic dishes from the likes of India, Italy, China, Japan, and Africa…to name but a few. Of course, if you prefer to try traditional English cooking, there are plenty of options available; from hearty shepherd’s pie to tasty fish and chips or even avant-garde Michelin-starred creations – it’s all on offer at this cosmopolitan metropolis.

Activities:

A major pastime in a city as dynamic as London is sightseeing. Popular sites include the Queen’s residence at Buckingham PalaceWestminster Abbey, the Tower of London and the ultra-modern London Eye. For art lovers, the excellent selection of galleries and museums are sure to entertain. Outstanding options include the British Museum, the National Gallery and the Tate Modern.

After dark, the city comes alive with a curious mix of classic British etiquette at the upscale West End areas (such as Mayfair and Notting Hill) and the grittier, underground vibe of the East End club scene. Whatever your mood or preference, London aims to provide a memorable source of entertainment.

Why We Love it

London is an exciting city that continually strives to improve its offerings. This dedication to innovation is arguably one of the main reasons why it was selected to host the Summer Olympic Games for the third time running…and we can’t wait to see how they plan on making it a most welcoming and memorable affair once again.

Jamaica is the perfect Caribbean destination

What’s the Allure?

Jamaica is a proud island nation located in the Caribbean Sea and well–known for its superior coffee, diving reefs, and deeply-rooted African heritage. Additionally, its tropical climate and diverse ecosystem provide the scenic island with a healthy abundance of plant and animal life. Visitors wishing to experience all that Jamaica has to offer will be delightfully overwhelmed by the wide variety found here; from wetlands, waterfalls and quaint fishing villages to exciting, cosmopolitan cities. Continue reading “Jamaica is the perfect Caribbean destination”

Top outdoor sports activities to do

Shopping does not distract you anymore and you want to enjoy your free time otherwise. You fell well, we had fun making the list of the best possible outdoor sports activities to be done on weekends. Whether it’s rain or shine, rain or shine, you’ll find something out that’s right for you here. Dear athletes, you will enjoy!

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