Read All About It: Amazon River Cruise vs. Rainforest Lodges

Published on December 16, 2018

South America Travel website recently ran a story about the relative merits of exploring the Amazon on a riverboat cruise (a la Jungle Experiences) or basing yourself in a rainforest lodge (a la Guyana). Quotable quote: “While visiting the Amazon rainforest you…

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Picture Perfect Polar Photography

Published on December 15, 2018

An interview and advice from Oceanwide Expeditions polar photographer and guide Esther Kokmeijer on how to take better pictures during trips to the Antarctic and Arctic. The art of polar photography It isn’t easy to take a bad picture in the polar…

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Top 5 India Wildlife Videos

Published on December 14, 2018

Just in time for the holidays, Jungle Sutra recommends five videos about Indian wildlife that would make a great gift for family or friends during the festive season: Land of the Tiger (1985) This riveting documentary by Dennis B. Kane and Thomas…

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Elewana’s Shanga is More Than Just an Awesome Shop

Published on December 14, 2018

The Shanga is based at Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge in Tanzania and has always been special, not just as a place to buy unique, high-quality jewelry, glassware and other items, but also because of the example it sets as a successful social enterprise. Shanga features…

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Narwhals and Polar Bears on Canada’s Floe Edge

Published on December 13, 2018

Most travelers (even the diehard ones) have never set foot on remote Baffin Island, the massive frozen landmass that lies between Greenland and the Hudson Bay. But Adventure Canada affords that chance with a land-based Baffin Island Floe Edge trip next spring…

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Ultimate Guide to Torres del Paine Weather

Published on December 12, 2018

Whether you’re exploring the national park on foot with Fantástico Sur or “camped out” at the comfortable Hotel Las Torres, visitors to Torres Del Paine undoubtedly ask themselves, “hmmm  . . . I wonder what the weather will be like today?” However,…

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6 Places To Sip The Exotic Teas Of India

Published on December 11, 2018

From the herbal Ayurvedic teas of Darjeeling and Assam to the rejuvenating masala teas brewed in the kettles of street vendors in Himachal, India is world renowned for its teas and is, in fact, one of the world’s largest tea producers. Tea…

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Wayan & The Turtle King

Published on December 10, 2018

An interview with children’s author, ocean plastics campaigner and good friend of SeaTrek Sailing Adventures, Yvette Bezuidenhout. Wayan & the Turtle King is about a boy who comes from a family of fishermen. His village has always relied on the ocean for…

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Best Jungle Survival Experiences

Published on December 9, 2018

As one of the greenest swathes on earth, Guyana is blessed with bio-diversity that is hard to match. It is covered in miles of impenetrable rainforests that are home to rare creatures on land and water and in the high canopies above….

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Read All About It: Chile’s New Patagonian Hiking Trail

Published on December 8, 2018

BBC News in the UK recently announced that Chile has unveiled a new long-distance hiking trail called the Patagonian Route of Parks. Quotable quote: “The Route of Parks covers 2,800km (1,740 miles) from the city of Puerto Montt down to Cape Horn…

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Reaching the Heart of the Amazon

Published on December 6, 2018

Travelers often ponder the best way to discover the Amazon. One of the most authentic ways is a riverboat journey with Jungle Experiences along the waterways that flow through Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve in northeastern Peru. Wedged between the Marañón and Ucayali rivers,…

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EcoTraining Celebrates Milestones in Rhino Conservation

Published on December 5, 2018

For many years now, the fate of rhinos around the world has seemed uncertain. And while their extinction in the wild is still a very real prospect, EcoTraining thinks it’s high time to point out rhino conservation success stories that need to…

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Read all About It: Carry on Snorkeling (in Indonesia)

Published on December 4, 2018

The Australian newspaper in Sydney recently carried a story about snorkeling the pristine coral reefs of Indonesia during a voyage aboard the SeaTrek schooner Ombak Putih. Quotable quote: “The surrounding islands are the only place on Earth to see the Banggai cardinalfish…

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Uganda Gorilla Doctor Receives Sierra Club Award

Published on December 3, 2018

Dr. Gladys Zikusooka Kalema — a very good friend and partner of Adventure Consults Uganda for over 12 years — was recently honored with a prestigious EarthCare Award from the Sierra Club in the United States. Dr. Gladys (as she is popularly…

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Read All About It: Indonesia’s Spice of Life

Published on December 2, 2018

International Traveller in Australia recently ran a story called “Spice of Life in the Banda Islands” about a SeaTrek Sailing Adventures cruise to the exotic eastern isles of Indonesia. Quotable quote: “I am cruising through Indonesia’s Banda Sea, home to the fabled…

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Read All About It: India Proposes New Wildlife Refuges

Published on December 1, 2018

Creative Travel Newsletter included an article about three new wildlife sanctuaries that have been proposed for Odisha state in eastern India. Quotable quote: “In its bid to increase the protected area network in Odisha, the Forest and Environment department has proposed Barbara…

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Easy Peasy — Reaching Cruce Andino’s Starting Points

Published on November 30, 2018

Whether you’re starting from the Chilean end or the Argentine side, the epic Cruce Andino circuit through the Lake District is easy to reach. The journey crosses the Andes via three beautiful lakes connected by four overland legs through the majestic mountainous…

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Read All About It: Paddling the Uncharted Heart of Guyana

Published on November 28, 2018

Daily Mail (UK): newspaper in the UK published an adventure travel story about kayak camping an uncharted rainforest river in the heart of Guyana. Quotable quote: “We were tired, dirty and slightly sun frazzled by the end of the expedition but the…

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Read All About It: 5 Places to Shop in Tanzania

Published on November 27, 2018

The New York Times recently ran a story on five incredible places to shop in and around Arusha, the safari hub in northern Tanzania. And one of their picks was Shanga, the nonprofit arts and crafts outlet at Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge….

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Honeymooning in Heaven: Chile’s Torres del Paine

Published on November 26, 2018

Torres del Paine is a paradise on Earth for anyone who travels there, but especially if you explore Patagonia’s legendary national park with a loved one. Why not dive into the beauty of this incredible place and experience this unique adventure with…

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