Las Torres Gears Up for the Summer Season

Published on September 15, 2018

As the southern hemisphere winter transforms into a wildflower-filled spring in Patagonia, Hotel Las Torres is already getting ready for the 2018-19 summer season. It’s not too late to reserve your spot on one of their all-inclusive programs that include accommodation, meals…

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Read All About It: Defending Tanzania’s Lions

Published on September 14, 2018

The Independent newspaper in the UK published a piece on how Lion Defenders have reduced lion poaching by 90% in one Tanzanian national park. Quotable quote: “Mandela from Kitisi is one of 13 warriors who has retrained as a lion defender. ‘I…

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Iceland ProCruises Goes Even Greener

Published on September 13, 2018

Iceland Pro Cruises has updated its Green Initiative Program.   The goal is to do its part and keep the oceans as clean as possible by: Reducing chemicals released into the ocean. Reducing energy used to wash items. Ramping up recycling efforts….

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Guyana’s Top Wildlife Encounters

Published on September 12, 2018

Traveling through Guyana’s impenetrable jungle can mean going blissfully off-the-grid – no phone connectivity and no Internet! But there’s definitely a new connection that begins where the cell connection ends. One with nature and the fantastic wildlife of the country. The dense…

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Why It’s a Good Time to Become a Nature Guide

Published on September 11, 2018

As the South African tourism industry continues to thrive — and the re-establishment of game reserves and natural wildlife areas continues — the opportunity for careers in ecotourism is on the increase. One such career is field guiding, or as it’s more…

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The Amazon on Film

Published on September 10, 2018

Despite the inherent difficulties of filming in the jungle — like getting your camera equipment and crew housed, fed and healthy in a remote location for weeks on end — a number of high-profile movies have been filmed on location in the…

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Read All About It: Best Destinations in Latin America

Published on September 8, 2018

US News & World Report magazine recently ran a story on the “Best Places to Travel in Central and South America” — a list that included southern Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Quotable quote: “Reaching this remote national…

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San Diego Zoo Partners with Loisaba and Lewa

Published on September 5, 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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Top 5 sights in Puerto Varas

Published on September 4, 2018

Before or after your Andes crossing with Cruce Andino, check out these top attractions in and around Puerto Varas, Chile. Puerto Varas is a picture-perfect town on the shore of Lake Llanquihue, with a backdrop of the snowcapped Calbuco and Osorno volcanoes….

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Read All About It: Rajathan’s Winter Festivals

Published on September 1, 2018

India Today’s online magazine offers an article on planning a trip to India’s Rajasthan region to experience the colorful winter festivals. Quotable quote: “Rajasthan is definitely much more than its historic forts and palaces. The Sufi Spirit Festival at Nagaur with soothing…

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Read All About It: Peru’s Top Travel Spots

Published on August 28, 2018

South America Travel website posted a story about the top travel destinations in Peru — including the city of Iquitos in the Peruvian Amazon. Quotable quote: “Iquitos City is an exotic destination in the Amazon Rainforest . . . This Peruvian port…

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Read All About It: Loisaba’s Tempting Breakfast Treats

Published on August 27, 2018

USA Today recently ran a travel story on 40 tempting treats from hotel breakfast buffets around the world, a story that included Loisaba Tented Camp in north-central Kenya. Quotable quote: “Lavish breakfast spreads are one thing in a restaurant, but completely another…

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Spice Traders, Island Tramps and Sea Gypsies

Published on August 23, 2018

It might be a mouthful to say, but the “Spice Traders, Island Tramps and Sea Gypsies” cruise with SeaTrek Sailing Adventures takes in some of the most exotic and remote places in the Indonesian archipelago’s 17,000 islands. The 12-day cruise — scheduled…

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Read All About It: Zanzibar’s Dreamy Hotels

Published on August 20, 2018

Travel + Leisure magazine offers it’s picks for six dreamy hotels that will make you want to quit your job and move to Zanzibar — including Kilindi Zanzibar from The Elewana Collection. Quotable quote: “Tanzania’s island paradise [is] the next must-visit beach…

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Elewana’s Healing Earth Wins Again

Published on August 18, 2018

Elewana’s Healing Earth spa products have done it again — scooping another major health and beauty honor. This time the winner was Healing Earth’s African Potato Face & Body Balm, which captured a prestigious “Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté” award from Marie…

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Read All About It: Lost World of Mt Roraima

Published on August 17, 2018 in Australia offers a photo-filled story on the iconic, flat-topped mountain that hovers above the border shared by Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil. Quotable quote: “Mt Roraima is believed to have inspired the setting for Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 classic The Lost…

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Easy Riding Around Iceland

Published on August 16, 2018

Before, during and after your cruise aboard Ocean Diamond with Iceland ProCruises, you can explore Iceland on your own — at your own pace — by renting a motor car or four-wheel-drive vehicle through IPC. Sure, there are plenty of shore excursions…

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Safe Travel Ideas in Africa for Solo Female Travelers

Published on August 15, 2018

For some women, traveling alone is a liberating experience — that’s sometimes curtailed for safety or economical reasons (those single supplements can be a killer!). However, a number of EcoTraining programs were recently recommended in an article called 20 of the best…

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Read All About It: Iceland’s Entertaining Epic

Published on August 14, 2018

The Wall Street Journal newspaper recently ran an article on a 13th-century Icelandic saga called “The Story of Burnt Njal” — not your usual fodder for the staid, business-oriented publication. Quotable quote: “The Njála occupies a place in the literature of Iceland…

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Travel back in time at the Amazon riverboat museum in Iquitos

Published on August 13, 2018

La Perla and Zafiro are part of a rich history of steamboats on the Amazon. Before or after your cruise with Jungle Experiences, stop by the Museum of Historic Boats in Iquitos to learn even more about the fascinating history of navigating…

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