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Outer Banks

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Outer Banks, North Carolina


Welcome to a 200-mile long string of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina and a small portion of Virginia. The Outer Banks is famous for its scenic beauty and for providing a haven for various types of flora and fauna.

Known as a major tourist destination around the world, the Outer Banks boasts a temperate climate and a wide expanse of open beachfront. This area was first settled by European colonial settlers, many whom still have descendants living on the islands today. The Wright brothers' first flight in a controlled, powered vehicle, took place here on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills, near the seafront town of Kitty Hawk. For more than two centuries, the beautiful lighthouses of these islands have guarded generations of seaborne travelers and mariners in the channels and shoals that mark this treacherous coast, known by the nickname Graveyard of the Atlantic.

Complete with rolling sand dunes and a menagerie of wildlife, these islands are home to herds of feral horses, which, according to local legend, are descended from Spanish mustangs washed ashore centuries ago in shipwrecks.

In addition to its rich historical attractions and pristine beaches, the Outer Banks is home to a variety of flowers, palms, sea grasses, cacti, gulls, terns, herons, geese, ducks, plovers, deer, egrets, cranes, turtles, crabs and pelicans.
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
-St. Augustine

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The islands of the Bahamas offer an array of snorkeling and family dive experiences like no other destination in the world. You'll find sunken Spanish galleons, inland blue holes, underwater caves and forest-like coral reefs teeming with vibrant marine life. You can even swim with sharks and dolphins, an experience sure to get your adrenaline pumping.

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Close to Home and Far Away

You don't have to wander too far from home or spend loads of money to travel! There are wonderful places to visit right in your own backyard that are truly affordable for your entire family!

 

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White-tailed DeerJanuary
White-tailed Deer (hike)
Valley Forge National Park, P A
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Now That's Wild Polar BearsFebruary
Polar Bears
Philadelphia Zoo, PA
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Now That's Wild Vulture HikeMarch
American Black Vulture (hike)
Valley Forge National Park, PA
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Now That's Wild Bee LectureApril
Bees (lecture & demonstration)
Montgomery County Beekeepers Assoc.
Collegeville, PA
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Now That's Wild Bottlenose DolphinsMay
Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins
Wildwood Crest, NJ
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Now That's Wild FlowersJune
Flowers
Longwood Gardens, Kenette
Square, PA
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Now That's Wild Sand Tiger SharksJuly
Sand Tiger Sharks (dive)
Beaufort, NC

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Now That's Wild Pennsylvania Brown Bat TripAugust
Pennsylvania Brown Bat
Woodward Cave
Woodward, P
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Now That's Wild Red Buffalo Ranch TripSeptember
Horses
Red Buffalo Ranch (trail ride)
Evansburg State Park
Collegeville, PA
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Now That's Wild Raptor TripOctober
Raptor Migration (hike)
Hawk Mountain
Kempton, PA
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OtterNovember
Elmwood Park Zoo
Norristown, PA
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Now That's Wild Wolf Preserve TripDecember
Lakota Wolf Preserve
Columbia, NJ
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Eco Tours 2017


Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
Snorkeling, diving, kayaking with West Indian manatees
March 2017



Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Nature hike and photography
May 2017



Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking and birding
September 2017




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for information on all trips and tours.