Travel

Audubon Magazine

The Island at the End of the Earth

Just 800 miles from Antarctica, South Georgia intrigued Captain Cook, delighted whalers, and saved Ernest Shackleton. Today it has one of the greatest concentrations of marine birds and mammals on earth.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

At the End of Tibet

A winter journey to a remote Himalayan valley in Bhutan, searching for the elusive black-necked crane.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Costa Rica Untapped

If you’re looking for real wilderness adventure in one of the world’s most popular nature travel destinations, get off the beaten path on the Osa Peninsula.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Beautiful and Bird-Filled Belize

A trip to this Central American country reveals otherworldly vistas and even the remote chance of seeing a jaguar. What's guaranteed, however, is spectacular birdlife.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Journey to Turkey

Situated in one of the world’s most important migratory bird flyways, some of Turkey’s wildest places face threats from massive construction projects. Trying to provide a better way, one visionary biologist aims to put his country on the birding map.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Mission to Montserrat

The tiny Caribbean Island buried almost 20 years ago by a still-smoldering volcano is now brimming with signs of life, a thriving a population of orioles brought back from the brink of extinction, and the looming threat of another blast.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

The Falkland Islands: A Birder’s Grail Destination

The otherworldly, windswept Falklands are home to such a vast and diverse array of wildlife—including five species of penguins—that the archipelago has become a grail destination for adventurous birders and nature lovers.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Avian Inspiration Takes Flight to New Heights

Birds’ wing physiology and flying behaviors still influence aeronautics today.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Five Great Winter Destinations

These national parks offer a host of unique activities when the nights grow long.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

A Walk on Yellowstone's Wild Side

Wolves battle for territory. Coyotes endure love triangles. Wolverine fathers show their kits the ropes. Few places offer more intimate wildlife viewing than Yellowstone in winter.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Adventures in the Pacific

A scientist searches for rare and exotic island species. 
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Natural Wonders on the Caribbean's Island of Dominica

Newly discovered by adventurous travelers and the eco-minded, Dominica is a Caribbean pearl that harbors jewel-like rare parrots and a boiling lake.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Primate Watching Is the New Birding

Counting species has long been a feathery obsession, but now a world-renowned conservation biologist wants globetrotters to pursue other finds, from mouse lemurs to mountain gorillas, that are downright hairy. 
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

A Canoe Trip Down the Yellowstone River

A repeat journey down a legendary river honors a first step into manhood.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

A Father-Son Adventure in Peru's Amazon

You can join boatloads of tourists on the Tambopata River. Or you can take an eight-hour boat ride deeper into the jungle to a unique ecolodge, where you’ll be dazzled by a chorus of howler monkeys and waves of brilliant red-and-green macaws—and by the man striving to protect their homes.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Brown Bear Watching on Alaska's McNeil River

Alaska’s McNeil River is one of the few places on earth where you can sit within whispering distance of wild brown bears and watch them nurse cubs, nap, and do everything else that comes naturally.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Journey to Quebec’s Saint Lawrence River

An unpredictable haven for cetaceans, as well as hundreds of thousands of birds, Quebec’s St. Lawrence River is an eco-traveler’s dream. You can kayak with humpbacks, camp on a cliff, encounter massive seabird colonies, and scamper among snowshoe hares. Just whatever you do, don’t spoil the view.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

On Safari in Botswana

Botswana is a place of almost mythic names: the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango Delta. Our 10-day safari is your guide to turning this land of boundless beauty into your wildlife-watching dream come true.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

The Great Escape: Touring North America by Train

Traveling by train might sound old-fashioned, but it remains one of the best, most environment-friendly ways to see some of America’s wildest places. Here are 10 trips of a lifetime.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

An Experiment in Ecotourism Thrives on St. John

Wake up in a solar-powered tent and snorkel in an aquamarine underworld while helping preserve St. John’s natural appeal. The Maho Bay resort has proven that there can be responsible, and sustainable, alternatives to your typical beach resort.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Journey to Australia, the Original Oz

Scorching deserts filled with birdsong, a coast dotted with life-restoring aboriginal fires, rivers pulsing with crocodiles. At once the most dangerous and beautiful place on earth, Australia’s Northern Territory is the true outback that legendary explorers couldn’t conquer.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Beauty and the Bomb: Puerto Rico's Vieques

Bombs once exploded on Isla de Vieques during naval exercises. Now that the military range has been turned into a wildlife refuge, the fireworks on this Puerto Rican island are created by glowing microorganisms in its bioluminescent bay.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Mountain High: the Allure of the Country's Grandest Peak

One of the world’s first eco-lodges, Alaska's Camp Denali is an ideal jumping-off place for exploring America’s greatest wilderness, with wolves, bears, and caribou, all in the shadow of our most magnificent mountain.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Walking a Puma on a South American Volunteer Vacation

A travel writer’s gripping tale of working with a ferocious feline.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Two Months on the Appalachian Trail

One hiker’s experience on the northernmost section of the East’s famous footpath.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Walking With Wordsworth: Visiting England's Lake District

“A wild scene of crag and mountain,” the roughly thousand square miles that comprise England’s Lake District inspired the ideals of the Romantic era and formed the roots of the environmental movement.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Mideast Miracle

Amid the region’s political and religious turmoil, Jordan has set up a cluster of national parks that conserve an astonishing array of biodiversity.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Over the Rainbow

Deep in Peru’s Amazon, visitors on a storied steamboat discover a bounty of colorful wildlife, from pink dolphins and scarlet macaws to giant river otters and black caimans. 
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Paradise Found

After enduring years of bloodshed and oppression under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodia now hosts growing numbers of nature-seeking tourists who come to discover some of the largest wilderness areas remaining in Asia.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Audubon Magazine

Parrots of the Caribbean

If you have heard of Bonaire at all, you may think of it as a haven for scuba divers or, maybe, loggerhead turtles. But this tiny island might also offer the best chance of survival for the yellow-shouldered Amazon parrot.
Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine