Jon Bowermaster

What better setting to contemplate slowing life down and creating a more sustainable co-existence between man and the planet than a remote island where five-foot-long monitor lizards lazily cross dirt roads and armies of cicadas function as nature’s wake-up call? The Slow Life Foundation held its fourth Slow Life Symposium in just such a paradise, on Koh…

Changing Planet

What better setting to contemplate slowing life down and creating a more sustainable co-existence between man and the planet than a remote island where five-foot-long monitor lizards lazily cross dirt roads and armies of cicadas function as nature’s wake-up call? The Slow Life Foundation held its fourth Slow Life Symposium in just such a paradise, on Koh…

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Drake Passage — Ever since sailing men first proved the world was not flat they have been cursing the weather conditions at Cape Horn and the Drake Passage that lies below, separating South America from Antarctica. Everyone from Sir Francis Drake, for whom the windy passage is named, to Captain Bligh, who fought into the…

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We are once again off for the Antarctic Peninsula, this time armed with 3D cameras. Production of “Wild Antarctica 3D” begins when we sail away from Ushuaia, Argentina, on New Year’s Day aboard the 74-foot sailboat “Pelagic Australis.” This new film, slated for museum and theatrical release in spring 2013, will focus on the big…

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Laamu, Maldives — The recent four-day, ocean-focused conference—dubbed WaterWoMen by its sponsors, Six Senses Resorts and +H2O—was a first-of-a-kind blend of water sport activities and intellectual athleticism. In attendance were not just some of the world’s top water athletes (surfers, windsurfers, free divers, kite boarders) but also some of the planet’s more thoughtful thinkers on…

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Given her decades of success in the movie business, environmental activist and actress Daryl Hannah could be lounging on any beach in the world today, drinking rum punches, working on her tan or perfecting her mermaid’s kick. That she recently spent a week in the Maldives, much of it indoors participating in a pair of…

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