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Diane Diegor

Hello, I'm Diane Diegor. I'm a travel and nature enthusiast. I love learning about other cultures and tasting their food.

I'm a regular contributor to Storyteller Travel.

25 Galapagos Islands Facts for Travelers (Animals, Geography, History)

Thinking of visiting the Galapagos Islands? The archipelago is famous for its animals, diving, and rugged terrain. In this article, we’ll “dive” into Galapagos Islands facts, including fascinating geography, history, flora, and fauna of these beautiful islands. Galapagos Geography and Climate 1. Where are the Galapagos Islands located? The Galapagos Islands are located in the …

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Ecuador’s Cloud Forests: 13 Things to Know (Travelers Guide)

Sure, Ecuador has the Amazon rainforest. But have you heard of the cloud forest in Ecuador? In this article, you’ll learn about Ecuador’s cloud forests, what to see, where to find them, and how to prepare for your trip. Cloud Forests in Ecuador: 13 Things to Know 1. What is a cloud forest? If you …

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African Deer Guide: Meet the Barbary Stag (Africa’s Only Deer)

Africa is known for having all sorts of wonderful animals, including a wide variety of antelopes. But what about African deer? In this article, you’ll learn all about the only African deer. We’ll also discuss what all the other deer-like animals in Africa are. The only deer native to Africa is the Barbary stag (Cervus …

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16 Largest Rainforests in the World: Travelers Guide

When I was in grade 2 my teacher taught us all about rainforests. I’ve been fascinated by them ever since. If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy learning all about the 16 largest rainforests in the world. To start off with, we’ll look at the largest rainforest in the world. And then examine what exactly a …

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14 Cute Baby Cheetah Facts: Diet, Cub Sounds, Photos

A baby cheetah is one of the most adorable creatures on earth (mind you, I say that about most animals). With their brown eyes and fluffy mantle, I can’t help but say “awwww!” In this article, you’ll learn all about cheetah cubs, including what they eat, what they look like, and what noises they make. …

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16 Ways to Say Hello in Dutch (Greetings, Kisses, Customs)

If the Netherlands is in your travel plans, here’s how to say hello in Dutch. Plus a whole set of greetings to add to your vocabulary before you go. I’ll also discuss how to respond to these greetings, as well as proper etiquette. My parents emigrated from the Netherlands in the early 1980s, and the …

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Does Salt Make Water Boil Faster? 5 Tips to Boil it Faster

You’ve likely heard that “a watched pot never boils.” If you’re really hungry for some delicious pasta, rice, lentils, or potatoes it may seem like it is taking forever for the water to reach boiling point. So how can you speed it up? Does salt make water boil faster? Adding salt to water makes it …

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29 Animals that Mate for Life: Monogamous Animals List

There’s a certain sweetness when it comes to animals that mate for life. Scarlet macaws, for example, will spend up to 50 years together. In this post, you’ll learn about monogamous animals, including birds, mammals, fish, crustaceans, even parasites. Up to 90% of bird species are monogamous. When it comes to mammals, only about 5% …

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12 Ways to Say “I Love You” in Spanish (Plus 7 Other Heartfelt Expressions)

Curious how to say “I love you” in Spanish? Here are 12 expressions to share how you feel, without embarrassing yourself. You’ll learn differences between expressions so you can express yourself accurately. Perhaps you have a love of traveling. Or maybe you want to converse with someone from a Spanish background. You might just have …

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14 Etruscan Shrew Facts: World’s Smallest Mammal (Non-Flying)

The Etruscan shrew is an incredible little mammal. It is the smallest mammal in the world, aside from a tiny bat. What do we know about this jittery creature? How small are Etruscan shrews? Are they venomous? If you ever get the chance to see one run past, you may think that it had started …

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