Read All About It: Bali’s Day of Silence

Published on March 29, 2018

Bali celebrated the Saka New Year with 24 hours of silence — from 6 a.m. on Saturday March 17 to 6 a.m. Sunday March 18 — as the island’s four million residents stopped routine activities for a day of meditation, fasting and…

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Wild Weekend: Three Days in Uganda’s Gorilla Country

Published on March 28, 2018

For those who don’t have a lot of time in their itinerary or who want to add a gorilla trek to their regular safari, Adventure Consults offers a “Weekend Getaway to the Gorillas.” Day 1: Entebbe to Bwindi Meet an Adventure Consults’…

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South Sulawesi Boat-building Earns World Heritage Status

Published on March 27, 2018

UNESCO’s Unique Cultural Heritage Committee has voted to add the art of boat-building in South Sulawesi to the global list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, recognizing the pinisi style boats used by SeaTrek Bali as the embodiment of this tradition. With that designation,…

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Read All About It: Iceland’s Summer Soltice Music Festival

Published on March 26, 2018

Iceland celebrates its midnight sun with one of the most unique events in the world — the 96-hour Secret Solstice Festival 2018. Taking place this year from June 21st to 24th, this fifth annual epic music festival features a diverse selection of…

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SeaTrek Explores Halmahera

Published on March 24, 2018

The SeaTrek team has just returned from an eight-day reconnaissance trip into the remote eastern bays of Halmahera Island, which lies halfway between Papua and Sulawesi in eastern Indonesia. They found some fantastic snorkeling sites, as well as relics from General MacArthur’s…

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Daytripping Uganda the Adventure Consults Way

Published on March 23, 2018

Extending your stay in Uganda before or after your safari or conference allows you to see and enjoy a different side of the Pearl of Africa. Adventure Consults offers a number of day excursions to suit whatever your interests. Depending on your…

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Snow Leopards and Brown Bears with Jungle Sutra

Published on March 23, 2018

Jungle Sutra’s “Snow Leopards and Brown Bears” safari introduces animal lovers to the exceptional wildlife of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of far northern India. The region’s extreme diversity results from the unique landscape and weather conditions. Rather than the animals…

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EcoTraining Success Story: Sophia and the Elephant

Published on March 21, 2018

Hungarian medical student Sophia recently qualified as a Field Guide with EcoTraining during a two-month break from her university studies. She decided to spend her school vacation taking the course after reading the book Frühstück mit Elefanten (Breakfast with Elephants) by Geza…

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Engaging Indian Journeys, Crafted by Creative

Published on March 20, 2018

Creative Travel has new scheduled departures called Engaging Indian Journeys, Crafted by Creative. Some selling points of these programs: GUARANTEED JOURNEY OPERATION WITH MINIMUM 2 GUESTS. All special journeys are led by an expert resource, celebrated in their field of expertise. Unique itineraries…

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Collaring Lions for Coexistence at Loisaba

Published on March 20, 2018

Elewana’s Loisaba Tented Camp supports efforts to protect lions and their prey, as well as moves to have the big cats and humans achieve peaceful coexistence. One of these initiatives is Lion Landscape at Loisaba Concervancy. As part of the program, the…

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Get Fit For Torres del Paine — With Fit For Trips

Published on March 17, 2018

If you are thinking of hiking the “W” Circuit or any of the other trails in Torres Del Paine National Park — but you don’t feel like you are quite in good enough shape yet — then Fit For Trips might be…

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Las Torres All-Inclusive Programs Make It Easy

Published on March 16, 2018

One of the best ways to experience Torres del Paine National Park is booking one of the all-inclusive packages offered by Hotel Las Torres. These multi-day packages feature accommodation inside the national park, three meals per day, all of our full-day and…

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Read All About It: Hit Korean TV Shows Comes to Chile

Published on March 15, 2018

South America Travel News reports that the South Korean reality show “Law of the Jungle” is shooting an episode in Chile in March. A dozen celebrity contestants are spending three weeks trekking through the rugged and beautiful terrain of Patagonia. Quotable quote:…

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Read All About It: How to do Spring Break Like an Adult (in Chile)

Published on March 13, 2018

The lifestyle website Refinery29 ran a story on places that grownups can travel for a Spring Break vacation, and Patagonia was one of their picks. Quotable quote: “After touching down in Punta Arenas, take a relaxing stroll through Plaza Muñoz Gamero, hike…

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Read All About It: The Hunt for Chile’s Best Empanada

Published on March 11, 2018

In case you missed it, BBC Travel ran a mouthwatering story on a Chilean returning to his home country after years living abroad on a quest to find his homeland’s best empanadas. Quotable quote: “The key to a good empanada, Garcia told…

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And the Oscar Goes to . . . . Chile!

Published on March 9, 2018

When A Fantastic Woman won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of 2017, the rest of the world suddenly noticed that Chile makes great movies. And it has been for years. The recent Oscar-winner may be set in Santiago, but…

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Wallace Correspondence Project Secures New Funding

Published on March 9, 2018

George Beccaloni’s A. R. Wallace Correspondence Project (WCP) has secured funding for the next two years and nine months from the John Templeton Foundation, with the Charles Darwin Trust (CDT) hosting the grant. The project aims to locate, digitize, transcribe and interpret…

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Read All About It: More Nordic Adventure on IPC

Published on March 5, 2018

Travel writer Randy Mink completes his circumnavigation of Iceland about the Ocean Diamond in part two of his Quirky Cruise story aboard the voyage. Quotable quote: “Leaving behind the velvety green cliffs of Heimaey, the Ocean Diamond made its way back to…

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Threads of Time — SeaTrek’s Indonesia Textile Cruise

Published on March 2, 2018

“Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda Islands” is one of SeaTrek’s most popular cruises and always sells out. Led by British textile experts David and Sue Richardson, the voyage allows passengers to explore the extraordinary ancestral traditions and amazing landscapes of the…

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Eating Your Way Across Reykjavik

Published on March 1, 2018

Reykjavik — which doubles as the home port for Iceland ProCruises — offers an amazing array of places (and foods) to eat during your sojourn in the Icelandic capital. These are some of our favorite new eateries: Nostra Restaurant The “experiential” fine…

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