Unless you have a private boat or seaplane, the only way to get to Dry Tortugas National Park, the southernmost terminus of the United States, is on a ferry called the Yankee Freedom III that docks in Key West, Florida. The park encompasses seven islands 70 miles from both Key West and Cuba. The islands, …

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If donating your time in a foreign country to support wildlife research and conservation sounds enticing, consider a volunteer vacation! Observing, measuring, recording is all part of a daily routine for biologists in the field, and you can join them as a “citizen scientist.” Even if you are well past formal school years, not to worry, you won’t …

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