Ze Wandering Frogs

Hike, Kite, Dive – Adventure Travel With A French Twist

Brazil Kiteboarding by the Sand Dunes of Jericoacoara

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Jericoacoara – Think sand dunes, warm water, strong winds, and epic kiteboarding sessions. Oh, and a cold Caipirinha while watching the sunset from the sand dunes after a hard day… What used to be a small fishing village has long… Continue Reading →

Traditional Bowhunting with the Hadzabe Tribe in Tanzania

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An indigenous ethnic group settled around Lake Eyasi, in the Rift Valley, and in the Serengeti Plateau, the Hadzabe Tribe are amongst the last hunter-gatherers on the planet, with less than 1,000 still alive today. Their way of life has… Continue Reading →

A Face-to-Face with the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

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The dominant gorilla male sat still and quiet a few feet away. His back half-turned. A faint attempt to ignore us maybe? Or a confidence in his might and reign over his surroundings? Tall and strong, he displayed the patch of gray… Continue Reading →

Swimming with Whale Sharks in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

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Can you imagine swimming beside a 12 m (41 feet) long shark while it’s on an eating spree? Well, that’s what we did when we swam with the whale sharks in La Paz, Baja California. The whale sharks, known locally as… Continue Reading →

Diving in the Great Barrier Reef: Cod Hole and Ribbon Reefs

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The Great Barrier Reef doesn’t need any introduction. Everyone wants to experience the world’s largest coral reef system at some point, from simply cruising the turquoise seas, snorkeling or diving the area in search of its world-famous marine life. As… Continue Reading →

A Day Biking on the Galloping Goose Trail on Vancouver Island

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A short 30-minute drive from Victoria, go biking or hiking the Galloping Goose Trail. A great way to discover a corner of Vancouver Island, from lakes, old wooden bridges, potholes and forest areas.

Traditional Yucca Bread-Making with the Siona Community in the Amazon

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Ecuador is best known for the Galapagos Islands but this tiny country is also a prime departure point to explore the Amazon. As part of our 3-week long trip in the South American state, we made sure to include a… Continue Reading →

These US National Parks Made Our Hearts Beat Faster

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We are big fans of the National Parks and enjoyed their amazing trail systems from Yosemite to the Everglades, from Olympics to Mesa Verde. The US National Parks is celebrating America’s largest celebration of national heritage during their National Park Week from April 16 to 24, 2016. As part of the celebration, we put together the list of our top preferred US National Parks.

A Drive to the End of the World – On the Mackenzie River Ice Road to Tuk

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White road. White horizon. White sky. A drive on the ice road of the frozen Mackenzie River from Inuvik to Tuk in Arctic Canada. Our week in Inuvik primarily focused on mushing our own dog sled team but part of… Continue Reading →

Top 10 Things to Do in La Paz Mexico

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Less known than Cabo San Luca, this little gem is nestled on the Peninsula of Baja California Sur. Featuring a desert climate, La Paz offers a dry, warm and sunny weather most of the year. Situated at the end of… Continue Reading →

How to Spend 3 Amazing Days on Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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We started our 3-week stay in Australia with 3 days on Kangaroo Island. The appeal of Australia was without surprise its rich and unique wildlife. Kangaroo Island seems to encompass many of what we looked for. Why Kangaroo Island? The… Continue Reading →

Lake Tahoe Snowboarding – Diamond Peak Ski Resort

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Thank you El Niño for finally sending good snow to the Sierra Nevada! The mountains are finally wearing their white mantel and the fresh powder is heaven for cool snowboarding! We headed to Diamond Peak on that Saturday morning, excited… Continue Reading →

A Day in the Arctic: Reindeer Migration & Snowmobiling on the Mackenzie River

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When we read about a reindeer migration in Arctic Canada, we knew we had to go to Inuvik. And we would follow them with the snowmobiles. The beginning of another Arctic adventure! How the Reindeers Came to Inuvik Back in… Continue Reading →

How to Choose Your Galapagos Islands Cruise

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The Galapagos rang a particular mystic note in our mind. Of course, there are the legendary finches and Darwin’s Theory of Evolution changed how the world viewed the history of mankind. But first and foremost, the remoteness of the places, its… Continue Reading →

Katmai Brown Bears in the Wild: Catching Salmon at the Brooks Falls

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Native Americans regard bears as a symbol of strength and wisdom, and as we stood by the Brooks Falls on that sunny summer afternoon, I could understand why. Large, powerful, confident, patient, cunning – the brown bear has it all…. Continue Reading →

Northern Arctic Canada Traditions at the Inuvik Muskrat Jamboree

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Part of the reasons we traveled to Inuvik end of March was to attend the Muskrat Jamboree. Communities from around Inuvik and the wider Beaufort Delta area gathered to participate to the yearly event which lasted four days and featured… Continue Reading →

Cruising Halong Bay on a Junk Boat

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One of the most recognizable natural places in the world, Halong Bay’s unique karst formations had a mystic appeal to us. Part of France’s past is entangled with Indochine’s history, and the scenery of Halong Bay filled our mind, from… Continue Reading →

Our Packing List: Backpacking & Trekking

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Trekkers at heart, or backpackers depending on the traveler circles, we have over the years developed a tight list for our weekend (or weeklong) trips to the mountain. Here is our list for Spring to Fall seasons, as Winter trek… Continue Reading →

The Northern Lights: A Night Of Wonder in the Arctic – Photo Essay

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Very few natural events are as famous as the Northern Lights. Beautiful, elusive, mindblowing. Many travel the world for a chance to admire them, as we did. One of the reasons we chose Inuvik as the hub for our Arctic… Continue Reading →

A Winter Adventure in the Arctic: Tundra Camping & Dog Sledding

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Dog sledding and winter camping in the Arctic Circle? Count us in! Part of our weeklong Arctic experience with Arctic Chalet was to spend the night in a camp at Jimmy Lake located 50 km (31 miles) north of Inuvik…. Continue Reading →

Why I chose Bonaire to learn how to kitesurf

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Part of my 2015 resolution was to learn how to kitesurf. After years trying to improve my windsurfing skills, I finally caved in to Bruno’s persuasion in getting me to kiteboard. A switch he did years ago, Bruno has been… Continue Reading →

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