Entries tagged: Michelle Sole

Antarctica is Calling and I Must Go

Antarctica is Calling and I Must Go

Michelle Sole, a former safari guide for Marataba Safari Lodge, is spending a year traveling the world and sharing her experiences with Ker & Downey. Today she recounts the magic of her Antarctica tour. To read about more of her travels, click here.

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Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, and Isla del Sol with Ker & Downey

Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, and Isla del Sol with Ker & Downey

Michelle Sole, a former safari guide for Marataba Safari Lodge, is spending a year traveling the world and sharing her experiences with us. Today we’re headed to Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, and Isla del Sol. To read more of her travels, click here. Lake Titicaca sits at an altitude of over 12,000 feet between Bolivia and Peru. It has the largest surface area of any lake in South America and is well known for its deep blue color. Lake Titicaca has 48 sacred islands, the largest and most notable of which is Isla del Sol, as it is believed to be […]

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Mountains, Lakes, and Adventure: Hiking in Bariloche

Mountains, Lakes, and Adventure: Hiking in Bariloche

Michelle Sole, a former safari guide for Marataba Safari Lodge, is spending a year traveling the world and sharing her experiences with us. Today we’re hiking in Bariloche in Argentina. To read more of her travels, click here. Famous throughout South America for its skiing in the winter, Bariloche is a hiker’s paradise for the rest of the year. Surrounded by the dramatic Patagonian landscapes found on the cover of a National Geographic magazine, with a myriad of lakes and imposing mountains, Bariloche is everything it’s promised to be and more. Plus, the main street of the town is lined […]

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Pucon; A Place of Natural Beauty and Outdoor Adventure

Pucon; A Place of Natural Beauty and Outdoor Adventure

Michelle Sole, a former safari guide for Marataba Safari Lodge, is spending a year traveling the world and sharing her experiences with us. Today we’re headed to Pucon, in the heart of Chile’s Lake District. To read more of her travels, click here. Nestled in the heart of Chile’s Lake District lies Pucon. The town sits on the shore of Lake Lago Villarrica and is dwarfed by the snow-capped Vilarrica volcano. The town has a definite ‘ski resort’ feel to it. Cafes, bars, ice cream and chocolate shops line the streets; you won’t go hungry here! Nature lovers will not […]

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Wildlife on Peninsula Valdes, Patagonia

Wildlife on Peninsula Valdes, Patagonia

Michelle Sole, a former guide for Marataba Safari Lodge, is spending the year traveling the world. Along the way, she’s sharing some of her experiences with us. Today we’re taking a look at the wildlife she found on Peninsula Valdes, Patagonia. To read about more of her travels, click here. As a child I watched a documentary of an orca propelling itself onto a beach in order to catch a seal pup. After this epic feat the orca then elegantly wriggled down the shingle beach and back into the sea with its prize. From that moment it has been a […]

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Tracking Wildlife on Mainland Australia’s East Coast

Tracking Wildlife on Mainland Australia’s East Coast

Last year we profiled Michelle Sole, a former female guide for Marataba Safari Lodge. Since we last spoke, she has left Marataba to spend a year traveling the world. While she’s out on the road, she’s sharing some of her experiences with us, starting with tracking the abundant Australian wildlife. Australia is well known for it’s weird and wonderful wildlife. As a wildlife fanatic I found myself paging through travel guides and internet sites searching for the best possible places to see some of Australia’s iconic wildlife. I get a thrill from finding and photographing animals in their natural environment. […]

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