Nik & Dusty’s Blog

  • Photo of the Day: A Family of Galapagos Flightless Cormorants

    Photo of the Day: A Family of Galapagos Flightless Cormorants

    So nobody likes to call anybody’s baby ugly. 🙂 But we’ve gotta say the tiny little baby flightless cormorant we saw poking its head up from its nest on the Galapagos Island of Fernandina was so adorably ugly he absolutely made our hearts melt. Check him out!

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  • Photo of the Day: Galapagos Sea Lion Doing Yoga. Namaste!

    Photo of the Day: Galapagos Sea Lion Doing Yoga. Namaste!

    Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of yoga on the beach? We caught his Galapagos sea lion striking a perfect cobra pose during our sunset walk on the island on Santiago. Excellent form, little buddy! Namaste.

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  • Photo of the Day: A Giant Tortoise Traffic Jam in the Galapagos

    Photo of the Day: A Giant Tortoise Traffic Jam in the Galapagos

    We were fortunate to see so many different types of rare and incredible animals during our Adventure Life cruise through the Galapagos Islands, but few creatures captured our hearts and our imaginations like the lovable Galapagos giant tortoise.

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  • Watch the Promo! Episode 107: Searching for Balance in Beijing

    Watch the Promo! Episode 107: Searching for Balance in Beijing

    Nik and Dusty travel to the far side of the globe for their first-ever visit to China! And after a quick lesson in the ancient Chinese art of tai chi, they set out to explore the fascinating and historic sites in and around China’s massive capital city, Beijing. From the incredible Forbidden City to Tiananmen Square to the Great Wall…

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  • Watch the Promo! Episode 106: Adventure in Patagonia

    Watch the Promo! Episode 106: Adventure in Patagonia

    Nik and Dusty make their way south, to the legendary region of South America known as Patagonia. After conquering one of Argentina’s most spectacular glaciers (and toasting the occasion in a very special way) they cross the border into southern Chile. And using a world-renowned Patagonian eco-lodge as a base camp…

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  • Photo of the Day: The Wide Open Spaces of Argentine Patagonia

    Photo of the Day: The Wide Open Spaces of Argentine Patagonia

    As we mentioned in the post that accompanied yesterday’s episode, wherever we travel we always hold a special spot in our hearts for those places that remind us a little bit of home. And few places we’ve visited remind us of the vast, beautiful wide open spaces, big skies and endless plains of West Texas, more than the Patagonian plains of Argentina.

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  • Photo of the Day: The Rugged Gauchos of Argentine Patagonia

    Photo of the Day: The Rugged Gauchos of Argentine Patagonia

    Back home in Texas, we still have our cowboys. Our vaqueros. Though it’s true – there aren’t as many true cowboys remaining today, you still don’t have to look too far to find ’em. As the legend holds, cowboys are generally strong, honest, silent types – but very proud and certainly capable of kicking your ass when provoked. And it turns out the very same could be said for their Argentine counterparts.

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  • Photo of the Day: Watching Over the Flock in Patagonia

    Photo of the Day: Watching Over the Flock in Patagonia

    One of the coolest things about our visit to the Estancia el Galpon near El Calafate, Argentina was being able to watch the gauchos and the dogs work the flocks of sheep out in the fields behind the estancia. The dogs especially!

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  • Alien Ice: The Incredible Blue Icebergs of Chile’s Torres del Paine

    Alien Ice: The Incredible Blue Icebergs of Chile’s Torres del Paine

    First thing’s first – we’ll put the questions and debate to bed right out of the gate – none of the photos you’ll see in this post have been Photoshopped, colored, filtered or altered in any way, except for a little bit of cropping to get the photos to fit well on the page. Which is honestly hard to believe when you’re looking at ’em. But it’s true. And now, on to the story…

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  • Photo of the Day: the Icy Blue Rivers of Perito Moreno Glacier

    Photo of the Day: the Icy Blue Rivers of Perito Moreno Glacier

    One of the most magnificent and mind-blowing things you’ll notice in and around glaciers and icebergs, is that they glow a brilliant bright blue color in places. So bright, and so blue, it’s honestly difficult […]

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