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During the first few days in Finse Norway, visibility was limited, as a layer of snow blanketed all, leaving anything more than 10 feet in front of you a complete white-out.

Day two of white out wearing traditional Aumensen replica seal skins - Photo by Dave Hodge 

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About two hours outside of Sydney at an undisclosed location lies a world of its own. Constantly moving with the winds and water, these 32 km's of sand dunes make up the longest stretch in the southern hemisphere. These truly awe-inspiring dunes reach heights of over 4...

La Réunion is one of the world's top canyoning destinations, thanks to its high rainfall and diverse terrain made up of waterfalls, mountains, and volcanic craters. The day started with a 40-minute hike into the canyon with outstanding panoramic vistas of Salazei C...

While Gobabis has globalized and is replete with highways, supermarkets, and even (relatively) high speed internet, for over a century the Herero women have fiercely protected their Victorian style.

It could be the start of a Nordic joke - a Floridian and four Malamutes venture onto a frozen lake…all jokes aside this is exactly what happened in February 2018. I joined a group of explorers in Norway, for the annual Expedition Finse, located in a small mountain vill...

In 2018, The Sofia Log will be sharing stories from upcoming expeditions including Reunion Island, Norway, Australia, West Africa, Vanuatu, and Madagascar.

When you imagine an underwater wonderland in the land downunder The Great Barrier Reef is probably what comes to mind… Well think again. On Australia’s lesser visited West Coast there lies a reef warranting even greater awe. Ningaloo Reef in Exmouth, Western Australia.

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After a breakup that left me somewhat stranded in the Amazon I decided that learning desert survival, as opposed to retail therapy, was the best way to mend my broken heart...This brings us a remote Ju/’hoansi community (also known as !Kung or San Bushmen) in Namibia....

If the ocean could talk, would you hear its call? On World Oceans Day 2017, Sophie joined world leaders and representatives from business, academia, and NGOs at

Sophie travelled to the South Pacific archipelago and lived with the Ngowtari (female leaders) to study their unique powers, jurisdiction and ceremonies. She reflects on what we can learn from a matrilineal society.

The Tsingy de Bemaraha Nature Reserve appears to be a landscape from Dr. Seuss or Salvador Dalí’s imagination. The Tsingy are jagged multistory limestone formations made sharp by millions of years of erosion. The limestone towers can grow so tall trees are dwarfed betw...

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