Read All About It: Meeting Explorer Lawrence Blair

Published on October 13, 2018

The Starfish, a travel and lifestyle web magazine based in Perth, Australia, recently caught up with explorer, author and filmmaker Lawrence Blair during a SeaTrek Sailing Adventures cruise in the Indonesian archipelago. Quotable quote: “Way back in the 1980s, I remember sitting…

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Selati: From Cattle Farm to Game Reserve

Published on October 12, 2018

The reintroduction of predators helped create a balanced, natural ecosystem at a game reserve in South Africa that now hosts an Eco-Training base camp. Selati Game Reserve in South Africa was established in the late 1980s when seven neighboring cattle farmers dropped…

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Bariloche’s Top 5 Adventures

Published on October 11, 2018

Before or after your Andes crossing with Cruce Andino, check out these five things to do in Argentina’s famous Patagonian lake and mountain resort town. Explore Nahuel Huapi National Park Named after the lake it surrounds, Argentina’s oldest national park was established…

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Read All About It: Uganda’s Magic New World

Published on October 10, 2018

New York City travel agent John Rios posted a blog on his adventures in Uganda during a recent safari with Adventure Consults. Quotable quote: “Uganda is a blessed country, and the biggest blessing of all is its people. The whole country is…

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Read All About It: Patagonia’s daunting “Riders on the Storm”

Published on October 9, 2018

The Planet Mountain website posted a story about two female climbers trying to make the first free ascent of “Riders on the Storm” — a 1,300-meter-high, sheer granite wall at Torres del Paine. Quotable quote: “Established during six stormy weeks at the…

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Getaways from Georgetown

Published on October 7, 2018

If you only have a day or two to get a taste of Guyana, here are some quick getaways from Georgetown that are just perfect for escaping the bustle of the city. The capital is close to some of the most serene…

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Read All About It: 20 things to see and do in Akureyri

Published on October 6, 2018

Iceland Monitor recently ran a story on the things that should be on your bucket list for Akureyri — one of the ports-of-call along Iceland’s north shore on journeys with Iceland ProCruises. Quotable quote: “Brynjuís is one of the most famous ice…

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How to Hike Torres del Paine with Fantástico Sur

Published on October 5, 2018

The 2018-19 summer trekking season is already underway in Patagonia. And Fantástico Sur offers several ways to hike the famous “W” Circuit and “O” Circuit trails in Torres del Paine National Park. The trail names derive from the fact that (when seen…

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Delhi’s Haunted History Spots

Published on October 3, 2018

Ghost-filled forts and tombs, darkened graveyards, “possessed” roads, creepy trees and “haunted” houses are so pervasive in Delhi that even the city tourism office has turned to promoting haunted tours. Delhi Tourism’s extensive list of allegedly haunted sites in the Indian capital…

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Global Partnerships and Saving the Giraffe

Published on September 30, 2018

The San Diego Zoo’s Global Partnerships program connects animal care, conservation research and education experts with regional, national, and international agencies, zoos, benefactors, and conservation NGOs in collaborative efforts to end extinction. Born and raised in Ireland but now a long-time resident…

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Read All About It: Amazon Makes the Ultimate Bucket List

Published on September 28, 2018

Flight Network recently announced its 2018 World’s Ultimate Bucket List of travel destinations as determined by 800 plus travel journalists, agencies, bloggers and editors. Coming in at No. 31 — the Amazon rainforest of South America — home to Jungle Experiences. Quotable…

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Read All About It: Trees like giants in the Amazon jungle

Published on September 27, 2018

The Economic Times of India recently ran a story on exploring Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon via riverboat like those operated by Jungle Experiences. Quotable quote: “One of the most sought-after and unique experiences is taking a cruise while admiring…

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Read All About It: Digital Detox Adventures

Published on September 25, 2018

ETB Travel News reports that more Australian families are now choosing digital detox adventure vacations on which both the children and parents leave their mobile phones and other electronic devices at home in favor of unplugged holidays — like SeaTrek Sailing Adventures…

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Gorillas & Lions Research Trip

Published on September 24, 2018

Adventure Consults is offering a bespoke Uganda safari during which participants become part of genuine gorilla and lion research teams in two different national parks. On the first part of this adventure, you’ll accompany members of a “predator team” that’s been conducting…

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Read All About It: 9 Tips for American Traveling to Iceland

Published on September 23, 2018

USA Today offers advice on how visitors can better plan and pull off a vacation in increasingly popular Iceland — from the fact that summer weather on the North Atlantic island can be rather brisk to the fact that gas station hot…

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Cheli & Peacock East Africa Beach Breaks

Published on September 22, 2018

The Indian Ocean coastline of Kenya and Tanzania is an area of outstanding raw natural beauty and culture. Besides its trademark white-sand strands and warm waters, the coast is home to coral reefs, mangrove forests, turquoise lagoons, tidal creeks, lush maritime forests,…

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Guide to being a responsible and sustainable tourist in the Amazon

Published on September 21, 2018

Traveling is a wonderful way to discover nature, but it should be admired with respect and love. Doing so in a sustainable way allows us to leave a positive footprint on the planet, while enjoying the experience more fully. Here are some…

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The Strange Tale (And Tail) of the Red Panda

Published on September 20, 2018

The Indian subcontinent offers animal diversity that far exceeds the tiger, leopard, lion, elephant and rhino. One of the remarkable yet lesser-known animals you might come across on a Jungle Sutra safari is the cute little red panda (Ailurus fulgens). With its…

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SeaTrek 101 — Why We Sail Where We Do

Published on September 18, 2018

Without a couple of key pieces of information, it’s a little hard to make sense of why SeaTrek Sailing Adventures starts the year sailing around the easternmost end of Indonesia (Maluku and Raja Ampat) before moving to the Bali region and then back to…

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Uganda’s Operation Twiga III Kicks Off

Published on September 16, 2018

As part of Operation Twiga III, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has authorized the relocation of 15 giraffe from Murchison Falls National Park to the less-visited but golden plains of Kidepo Valley National Park. The effort is part of an ongoing program…

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