Ken & Margaret Reek's Trips

Since retiring, we have taken many wonderful trips. Here is what you can find on this page:

Photos and Slide Shows

Click the links below to see photos (with descriptions) and slide shows (with music) of our trips.
NOTE: A high-speed Internet connection is highly recommended for the slide shows, which are hosted on youtube.com.

Where
When
Travel company
we used
Photos
with descriptions
Slide shows
with music
The Birdiest Festival in America
Apr 2019
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Morocco
Dec 2018
OAT
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Egypt
Nov 2018
OAT
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Prairie Chickens at Wray, Colorado Spring 2018
Wray Chamber of Comerce
 
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Hike in Running Deer & Riverbend Ponds Winter 2018  
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Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Chilean Fjords
Fall 2017
OAT
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Africa: Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe Summer 2017
OAT
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Chickadees fledging from our bird box Spring 2017    
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Bisti Wilderness, Utah Spring 2016    
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Hawai'i
Spring 2016
Pleasant Holidays
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Cuba Winter 2015
Road Scholar
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Chihuly in Denver (Glass artist)
Fall 2014
   
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Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon
Fall 2014
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Polar bears, Churchill Manitoba
Fall 2013
Frontiers North
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Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia
Spring 2011
OAT
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Costa Rica: Natural Parks & Tropical Forests/
Tortuguero National Park
Spring 2010
OAT
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African Lion Safari, Ontario Canada
Fall 2009
 
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Peru: Amazon River Cruise & Rain Forest/
Machu Picchu
Summer 2009
OAT
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Africa: The Best of Kenya & Tanzania/
Victoria Falls
Winter 2008
OAT
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Galapagos
Spring 2007
CNH
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Glacier National Park
Summer 2006
Glacier Guides
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Yellowstone National Park
Winter 2005
Yellowstone Association
Institute
 
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Buck Pond, in the Adirondack Park, NY Winter 2005  
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Yosemite National Park
Fall 2004
 
 
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Bird Kingdom at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Various
 
 
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Travel Companies We Have Used

Company/Contact
Description
Overseas Adventure Travel
www.oattravel.com
1-866-221-0814

Caters to the over-50 but active crowd and specializes in small groups. They have done a wonderful job for us on several tours. We highly recommend them.

First-time travelers with OAT or Grand Circle (www.gct.com) can SAVE $50 PER PERSON off any trip by mentioning the information below when you make your first reservation:

Referred by: Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Reek
Customer #1015676

Frontiers North Adventures
www.frontiersnorth.com
1-800-663-9832

This was an absolutely fantastic tour to Churchill Manitoba to see polar bears. The bears are hanging around the shore waiting for the ice to form on Hudson Bay so they can hunt seals on the ice. The trip isn't cheap (we did the Tundra Buggy Lodge--Enthusiast), but is worth the expense--especially when you experience all of the infrastructure that is required to pull it off. The accomodations at the Tundra Buggy Lodge out (a temporary structure on the tundra) are very comfortable, and the food was wonderful--hearty breakfasts and delicious varied dinners in the lodge. Lunch in the Tundra Buggy was more basic: hot soup and make-your-own sandwiches, with hot coffee, tea, and cocoa, but this was more than adequate and believe me, you will rather stay out on the tundra looking for bears than waste time going back to the Lodge for lunch.
Cultural & Natural HeritageTours
www.cnhtours.com
+33 1-46-26-21-40
hblenkiron@cnhtours.com

This company, run by a woman who worked for the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Glapagos National Park Service, offers tours only to the Galapagos.

Our tour included a day in Quito, Ecuador, seven days aboard a small ship touring several Galapagos islands, plus a day in Puerto Ayora, where the Charles Darwin Research Station is located. It was a great trip, and our guide was fantastic.

Glacier Guides
www.glacierguides.com
1-800-521-7238

Offers whitewater rafting, backpacking, hiking, fishing expeditions in Glacier National Park. We took the 6 day hike/raft combination and enjoyed every minute of it. Our raft trip guides called the trip "float & bloat" because of the types and quantity of food they could bring as compared to the backpacking trip. But both trips were great fun.

Yellowstone Association Institute
www.yellowstoneassociation.org/institute
1-406-848-2400
Offers educational programs in Yellowstone National Park. Our tour, in February, included hiking and skiing as well as travel by van and snow coach. We visited the thermal features, and also saw lots of wildlife (including wolves, coyotes, eagles, bison, elk, and antelope).
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