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Oceanographer Sylvia Earle, or “Her Deepness,” is one of Nat Geo’s Explorers in Residence, an elite group of scientists and adventurers who, with the Society’s support, serve as visionaries in their field, doing groundbreaking work that not only improves our understanding of the planet we share, but makes it a better place. Earle recently returned from an expedition in Palau, and took time to share reflections on her career, her thoughts on travel, and what it’s like to swim with 13 million jellyfish. Here’s what she had to say.

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups. Photograph by Vinod Krishnan, My Shot.

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups. Photograph by Thomas Achache, My Shot

Always on the lookout for exciting new travel destinations? As the saying goes, often what’s more rewarding is the journey itself—in this case, the flight.  From the low-flying, almost beachcombing landings in St. Maarten to the high-altitude (6,588 ft.) Courchevel Airport in the French Alps, read on to hear more on the world’s 10 Most…

Family Diving in Palau: Part 2

Last week, Rainer Jenss shared how he prepared his children for their first diving trip to Palau. Read the first post here. When I told friends our family was traveling to Palau this past Thanksgiving, I usually had to include a brief geography lesson as part of the conversation. The truth is, it’s not enough…

Scuba Diving With Kids in Palau

Anyone with young kids certainly knows about the lifestyle modifications that need to be made in order to raise children. Among other things, you just can’t go out as much or stay up as late as you did BC (before children). And when it comes to traveling, most parents somehow feel obligated to forgo their…

Braving Snow for the Travel Show

Rainer Jenss escaped the snowstorm this weekend in an effort to get inspired for his next family vacation. After logging many an hour looking for family travel advice on the web, this week I changed gears and turned to some good old fashioned technology – printed brochures and face-to-face conversation. A radio commercial for the…

Friend of IT Tobias Nowlan sinks into the murky depths that surround Panama’s Isla Coiba. The sunlight is obscured as hundreds of smooth-tailed manta rays float overhead. The swarm twists as the plankton feeders flex their sides like wings, then cruise away into the blue. I’m scuba diving in waters around Isla Coiba, off Panama’s…