Read All About It: Hondius Launches in Croatia

Published on November 17, 2018

Cruise Industry News covered the launch of the Hondius — a brand new adventure cruise ship for the Oceanwide Expeditions fleet — at Brodosplit Shipyard in Croatia. Quotable quote: “Oceanwide Expeditions will take delivery of the new 196-passenger Hondius on May 2,…

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The Andamans — India’s Tropical Island Paradise

Published on November 16, 2018

Creative Travel offers two unique ways to discover the exotic Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal — scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. Closer to Burma, Bangladesh and Thailand than mainland India, the Andamans are an chain of 325 tropical islands that…

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Read All About It: Lonely Planet’s Guide to Guyana

Published on November 15, 2018

Lonely Planet, the esteemed guide book publishers, offer there picks for the best things to see and do in Guyana in a handy online guide. Quotable quote: “Few places on the planet offer raw adventure as authentic as densely forested Guyana ….

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Spring Cruises in Norway’s polar islands

Published on November 14, 2018

Located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, Spitsbergen is the largest island of the remote Svalbard archipelago in the Norwegian Arctic. This polar version of the Galapagos teems with wildlife, from polar bear, reindeer and walrus to bearded seals, beluga…

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Family Adventures in the Peruvian Amazon

Published on November 14, 2018

Family trips to the Peruvian Amazon are a great way to tighten bonds as parents and children share unforgettable experiences along the river and in the rainforest. Here are five adventures that families can undertake on Jungle Experiences cruises: 1. Jungle treks…

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Protecting South Africa’s Precious Trees

Published on November 13, 2018

Although EcoTraining is celebrated for its efforts to protect wildlife, the guide and guardian gurus are also doing their thing to protect South Africa’s rare and endangered trees. Selati Game Reserve — where EcoTraining conducts many of its field courses — is…

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Amazonian Fruits Offer Extraordinary Health Benefits

Published on November 12, 2018

Did you know that you can find fruits and vegetables with incredible health benefits in the Peruvian Amazon? The area is an almost inexhaustible source of delicious fruits and vegetables with properties that have contributed to the survival of the indigenous communities…

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Uganda’s “Chimp Island” Celebrates 20 Years

Published on November 10, 2018

“In what terms should we think of these beings, nonhuman yet possessing so very many human-like characteristics? How should we treat them? Surely we should treat them with the same consideration and kindness as we show to other humans; and as we…

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The First Lady of Conservation

Published on November 9, 2018

Karanambu Lodge features high on the list of essential experiences in the spectacular untamed beauty of the Rupununi. And that’s not entirely because of the delicious passion fruit rum punch, starry nights of caiman spotting on the Rupununi River or the clay-brick…

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Elsa’s Kopje Celebrates World Lion Day

Published on November 7, 2018

Managers George and Theresa Van Wyck of Elsa’s Kopje celebrated World Lion Day by honoring one of the animal kingdom’s most beautiful and regal creatures at the Elewana Collection safari lodge in Meru National Park — and reflecting on the lives of…

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Bike & Boat — Another Way to Explore the Andes

Published on November 6, 2018

Although Cruce Andino is famous for its coach & boat tours through the Andes Lake District of Chile and Argentina, the legendary South American travel company also makes it possible to discover the same route via bicycle & boat. Crossing the Andes…

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Read All About It: Assessing Tourism’s Benefit to East Africa

Published on November 5, 2018

The Exchange financial journal in Tanzania offers an analysis of how tourism benefits the people and countries in the East Africa Community (EAC). Quotable quote: “The most recent total expenditure of tourists visiting the EAC was US$4.2 billion or about US$779 per…

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Lions and Tigers and Other Indian Animal Stories

Published on October 30, 2018

Those planning an Indian wildlife safari might like to add the following books to their packing list (or electronic reader), five class titles recommended by Jungle Sutra: Corbett Omnibus by Jim Corbett This classic collection of Corbett’s hunting stories includes the “Man-eaters…

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Read All About It: Biggest-ever dinosaur found in Patagonia

Published on October 29, 2018

The Independent newspaper in the UK reports that scientists have uncovered the remains of the largest dinosaur ever found in Patagonia. The fossilized remains of six young adult Patagotitan mayorum dinosaurs, discovered in southern Argentina, have been dated to around 100 million…

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Read All About It: Loisaba takes glamping to a whole new level

Published on October 26, 2018

South China Morning Post newspaper in Hong Kong recently ran a story on staying at Loisaba Star Beds in north-central Kenya. Quotable quote: “Sleep outside? In Africa? You’ve got to be kidding. No joke. After a day exploring the reserve, bumping over dirt…

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IPC Port-of-Call: Spotlight on the Westman Islands

Published on October 25, 2018

Located off the south coast of Iceland, a shore excursion in the remote — and very volcanic — Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) affords Iceland ProCruise passengers a chance to appreciate nature is its purest form. Heimaey is the only one of the archipelago’s…

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Read All About It: Lost Amazon villages uncovered

Published on October 23, 2018

The Guardian newspaper in the UK recently published an article about archeologists discovering 81 villages in a part of the Amazon once thought to have been near-uninhabited. And research suggests there were hundreds more. Quotable quote: “The idea that the Amazon was…

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Read All About It: it African Safari Adventures

Published on October 22, 2018

The Grio, an online magazine with news and feature articles for African-Americans, offers an article about super lit African safari adventure, a guide that includes several Elewana lodges and safari camps. Quotable quote: “Each camp is different, in vibe, type of game,…

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Read All About It: Pink Dolphins and Deadly Piranhas

Published on October 21, 2018

National Geographic Traveller (India) offers a story on the secret world of the Peruvian Amazon — as experienced aboard a Jungle Experiences riverboat journey into Pacaya-Samiria National Preserve. Quotable quote: “For hours, we enter the high-definition, Avatar-meets-Jurassic Park kind of rainforest that…

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SeaTrek’s Sea-Saving Partnerships

Published on October 20, 2018

SeaTrek Sailing Adventures collaborates with a number of global and local NGOs (non-governmental organizations) as part of its ongoing effort to heal and protect the seas and give back to the people of Indonesia. Oceanic Society is running a cruise with SeaTrek…

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