Monthly Archives: July 2011

Country of astounding variety

July 28th, 2011 (No Comments)

Venezuela is a country of astounding variety and remains a land largely undiscovered and undervisited by international travelers. Venezuela offers an astounding range of place to see and things to do. It is exceptionally rich in biological diversity and pure natural beauty. With 43 national parks and a number of natural monuments and protected areas [...]

Harrison Ford had been in Venezuela

July 26th, 2011 (No Comments)

After I learned Harrison Ford had been in Venezuela, I thought there might be more to him than Hollywood. I started researching his life “behind the scenes” and learned that he has been part of Conservation International (CI) Board of Directors for over 15 years. Check out his latest public service announcement for CI’s climate [...]

Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance?

July 25th, 2011 (No Comments)

Last week I was having dinner with a couple of friends and I found out that actor and conservationist Harrison Ford narrated a nature and wildlife documentary called Lost Worlds: Life in Balance. The movie, directed by Bayley Silleck, takes viewers on a global exploration on how all living things interconnect in our planet. The [...]

Angel Falls

July 15th, 2011 (No Comments)

Have you ever seen/been to Angel Falls? Would you say it is as spectacular as the video portrays it? [youtube BVR5CvekD7s]

Did you know what inspired “Up’s” Lost World and Paradise Falls?

July 11th, 2011 (No Comments)

Did you know that the centerpiece of Up’s “Lost World” was inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World and a legendary waterfall found in Venezuela which cascades a staggering 9,700 feet from cloud-enshrouded cliffs to the jungle below?   Did you know that although Up’s “Paradise Falls” does not exist in the real [...]