Read All About it: Travel Tips for Torres del Paine

Published on June 17, 2018

After trekking and camping along the “W” Trail, three veteran travelers wrote about their experience on the South America Travel website. Quotable quote: “The W Trek – 4 nights and 5 days of hiking with overnights in refugios along the trail or…

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Into the Blue: Torres del Paine

Published on June 11, 2018

Guests staying at the Hotel Las Torres or people trekking the “W” Trail with Fantástico Sur often ask about the name “Torres del Paine.” While one might be tempted to think the name of the granite mountains has something to do with…

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Read All About It: Birds of Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve

Published on June 5, 2018

The Peru Top 10  website recently ran a story on birding in the huge Amazon national park, the focus of adventure cruises by Jungle Experiences. Quotable quote: “The protected natural areas, near to Iquitos city are the best places for bird-watching, Pacaya…

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Read All About It: Eating Your Way Around Iceland

Published on June 3, 2018

The Cruise Gourmet website recently ran a feature story on Circumnavigating Iceland aboard the Ocean Diamond. Quotable quote: “Thanks to Iceland ProCruises, you can now enjoy the wilds of Iceland from the vantage point of a small ship luxury adventure cruise ….

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Cruising the Amazon — Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve

Published on June 2, 2018

The second largest national park in the entire Amazon, Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve safeguards a huge tract of rain-forest in eastern Peru between the Marañón and Ucayali rivers. Covering over 8,000 square miles, the park is home to more than 1,000 animal species…

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Read All About It: Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda

Published on May 30, 2018

Cloth Roads, a website dedicated to global textiles, included the SeaTrek cruise “Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda Islands with David & Sue Richardson” in a story about great places to visit around the world for traditional ethnic textiles. Quotable quote: “When…

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Paradise Found — Indonesia’s Raja Ampat Archipelago

Published on May 28, 2018

Located off the northwestern tip of New Guinea, the Raja Ampat archipelago comprises more than 600 islands, many of them uninhabited and completely untouched. The islands boast idyllic white-sand beaches, spectacular waterfalls and caves, the world’s most bio-diverse coral reefs, lush rain-forest…

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Anton Lategon: Saving the planet, one student and one tree at a time

Published on May 25, 2018

An interview with Anton Lategan, one of the owners and managing director of EcoTraining Guides & Guardians, which offers a range of field courses in South Africa, Botswana and Kenya to would-be guides, environmental students or anyone else who wants to learn…

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Baby Giraffe Born at Lake Mburo

Published on May 23, 2018

Adventure Consults reports that the birth of a baby Rothschild giraffe at Lake Mburo National Park in April stirred up lots of excitement. This was the first giraffe born since Mburo was re-gazetted as a national park in 1986 and the 16th…

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AfroChic Welcomes Baby Turtles

Published on May 20, 2018

Scrambling down to the surf from a nest in the sand at AfroChic Diani Beach, 113 baby turtles came into the world in early April. Staff and guests had waited patiently since February 10th when several nests were placed in the Elewana…

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Read All About It: Rooms with incredible (African) views

Published on May 13, 2018

USA Today recently touted the panoramas from 37 rooms around the world including Elewana’s Tortillis Amboseli Camp and Loisaba Tented Camp in a round-up of the world’s best hotel views. Quotable quotes: “Tortilis Camp Amboseli by Elewana Collection in Kenya offers excellent…

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Are You Ready for Extreme Patagonia?

Published on May 11, 2018

During the southern hemisphere winter, the famous “W” Circuit hiking trail in Torres del Paine National Park transforms into extreme Patagonia, a journey through otherworldly beauty that feels like you really have reached the end of the Earth. Undertake the adventure on…

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Engaging Journeys Crafted by Creative

Published on May 10, 2018

Creative Travel offers a number of special interest Engaging Journeys through India led by experts in their fields, trips that are sure to surprise and delight travelers looking for out-of-the-ordinary South Asia travel experiences. Selling points of these programs include: GUARANTEED JOURNEY…

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Personal Experience Helps Fit For Trips Train You for Adventure

Published on May 9, 2018

Many of the adventures undertaken by Fit For Trips founder Marcus Shapiro — especially hardcore biking trips around the U.S. — required serious training. He also has a significant amount of experience hiking, backpacking and snow skiing. These journeys have heavily influenced…

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Read All About It: India’s adrenaline rush destinations

Published on May 8, 2018

In their March newsletter, Creative Travel listed six destinations in India where visitors can expect an adrenaline rush including Goa, Mysore, Meghalaya, Rishikesh and Manali in the Indian Himalayas, and the Roopkund Trek in Uttarakhand. Quotable quote: “Located in Chamoli District of…

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Cross the Andes in Style with Cruce Andino

Published on May 8, 2018

One of South America’s oldest and most unique travel companies, Cruce Andino is the newest member of the Emerging Destinations portfolio. Founded more than a hundred years ago, the company specializes in transporting visitors through the Andes mountains via the gorgeous Lake…

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Read All About It: Millennial travelers dig Chile

Published on May 2, 2018

The Travel Pulse website recently listed Santiago, Chile among the “30 Best Destinations for Millennial Travelers.” Quotable quote: “The Chilean capital is as entertaining a destination as any in South America. Visitors will discover charming neighborhoods like Bellavista as well as museums,…

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Read All About It: Iceland planning huge airport upgrade

Published on April 30, 2018

Travel + Leisure magazine reports that major expansion is in the works for Keflavik International Airport in Iceland. Quotable quote: “Efforts to boost tourism in Iceland have led to some big changes at Keflavik airport in Reykjavik. The airport is predicting more…

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Read All About It: Chile tourism booms

Published on April 29, 2018

The Santiago Times newspaper reports that Chilean tourism is off to a super-strong start in 2018 following a record number of international visitors last year (6.4 million). Quotable quote: “Bookmundi, a leading global travel booking portal based in Denmark, saw a significant…

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Read All About It: Paradise takes many forms in Indonesia

Published on April 28, 2018

The travel section of the Chicago Tribune newspaper recently featured a story on a SeaTrek Sailing Adventure in the exotic eastern isles of Indonesia. Quotable quote: “The 1,500-odd islands (mostly islets) that make up Raja Ampat are at the center of the…

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