Women in Conservation – Cynthia Moss

March 22, 2019

Nationality: USA Conservation Focus: Elephants Cynthia Moss began her career in 1964, as a journalist for Newsweek, writing religion and arts pieces for the prestigious publication. It wasn’t until three years later that she took a fateful holiday to the wilds of Tanzania and fell completely in love with elephants. A visit to Lake Manyara…

Stacy’s Letter – March 2019

March 21, 2019

Howdy, Travelers! Spring has finally arrived! We hope you’re enjoying the slowly thawing temperatures, the tinkling sound of spring showers, and anticipating the gardens and wildflowers that will soon be blooming around us all. As we transition between the crisp and stark beauty of winter to the flourishing green of mid-year, the destination that we…

Spotlight on Alberta, Canada

March 21, 2019

Discover a place that highlights the vibrancy of every season of the year in new and beautiful ways, from the snowy peaks and ski slopes of winter to the sprawling color and beauty of spring.

Wildlife of the Rocky Mountains

March 21, 2019

Stretching from the southwestern plains of the United States up into the Arctic Ocean, the Rocky Mountains are home to some of the most diverse and impressive creatures on the planet. Take a look at some of the superstars among them in this month’s conservation feature.

Women in Conservation – Patricia Wright

March 20, 2019

Nationality: USA Conservation Focus: Lemurs Few primatologists have the distinction of having discovered an entirely new species. Among that elite group is Dr. Patricia Wright, who introduced the golden bamboo lemur to the world in 1986. Unfortunately, at the time of its discovery, the golden bamboo lemur was already endangered. Its habitat had been demolished…

Women in Conservation – Jane Goodall

March 18, 2019

Nationality: UK Conservation Focus: Chimpanzees Dame Jane Goodall is a name that has become synonymous with the idea of wildlife conservation, primatology, and anthropology. She is a symbol for women in science and for compassion for all of animal-kind, and her life is one of many wonderful stories and contributions to our understanding of our…

Women in Conservation – Dian Fossey

March 14, 2019

Nationality: USA Conservation Focus: Gorillas In the history of wildlife conservation, there is perhaps no figure more colorful and controversial than Dian Fossey. Her outspoken opinions on the sanctity of nature, her tumultuous personal life, her unorthodox anti-poaching behaviors, and of course, her unsolved murder have long captivated the world. Dian’s origins are not that…

Women in Conservation – Daphne Sheldrick

March 11, 2019

Nationality: Kenya / Britain Conservation Focus: Elephants Kenyan-born Brit Daphne (Jenkins) Sheldrick was always a stand-out, and upon finishing her primary schooling in 1950, was offered a scholarship to attend university. Instead, she chose to marry a WW2 hero, farmer, and park warden named David, and join him in his life of working and protecting…

Women in Conservation – Laurie Marker

March 6, 2019

Nationality: USA Conservation Focus: Cheetahs In 1974,  a zoological park called Wildlife Safari, in Winston Oregon hired on a 20-year-old Ms. Marker as a veterinary assistant. It wasn’t long before she became the clinic supervisor, and had her first hands-on exposure to captive, breeding cheetahs. It was there that she fell in love with this majestic,…

Women in Conservation – Birutė Galdikas

March 4, 2019

Nationality: Canada Conservation Focus: Orangutans At only 25 years old, Birutė Galdikas set out on a journey against incredible odds – into the untamed, unstudied, often-hostile jungles of Borneo in search of the orange-hued great ape that had so far evaded major study – the orangutan. The tiny, thatched-roof hut she lived in was bombarded by carnivorous…

Five Fast Facts About Polar Bears

February 27, 2019

Happy International Polar Bear Day, travelers! How much do you know about the snow white bears who live in some of the coldest temperatures on Earth? Three of our team members here at Classic Escapes have had the good fortune of seeing polar bears up close and personal. Lori saw them from a tundra vehicle,…

Stacy’s Letter – February 2019

February 25, 2019

¡Hola, Travelers! Is it spring yet? Here in the office we are anxious for warmer weather and some brave little sprouts of green to show up around the city. Snowstorms and hot cocoa have their place, but we’re more than ready for straw hats and Easter eggs and our yearly Classic Escapes potluck! For those…