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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Read All About It: Iceland’s Thrídrangaviti Lighthouse

Published on April 27, 2018

The quirky Atlas Obscura website — which deals in geographic and cultural oddities around the world — recently featured Iceland’s Thrídrangaviti Lighthouse. Quotable quote: “A cluster of slender rock pillars jut out from the ocean’s surface like fingers stretching toward the sky,…

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Read All About It: Five Luxurious African Safaris

Published on April 23, 2018

SuperCall.com, a lifestyle website dedicated to cocktails and culture, recently ran an article on five luxurious African safaris that combine wildlife and booze — a list that includes Elewana’s Kifaru House in the Lewa Conservancy of north-central Kenya. Quotable quote: ” The…

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Adventure Prep: Fit For Trips, Personal Trainer or Both?

Published on April 20, 2018

Why sign up for a safari, trekking or vacation training program with Fit For Trips (FFT) instead of a regular personal trainer before your journey? Marcus Shapiro, founder, owner and trainer extraordinaire at Fit For Trips, says there are many reasons why…

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India’s wildlife diversity is off the charts

Published on April 19, 2018

Calling all wildlife lovers! When planning your next animal getaway, consider the fact that a full 10% of the world’s wildlife species can be found In India, including 870 endemic species. Among these are: 15 species of cats (including tigers, lions and…

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India with kids — the Creative way

Published on April 16, 2018

From national parks with wild tigers and elephants to fairy-tale forts, colorful villages and adventurous waterways, India has something to entertain, inspire and educate your children. India is very family friendly and trips with Creative Travel are designed with your children’s interests…

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How to Choose an Ecologically Responsible Safari Camp

Published on April 12, 2018

With increased choice for upmarket safari camps and lodges, how can visitors and travel industry professionals differentiate between the truly responsible camps and the fakers? Cheli & Peacock Safaris says that one of the best ways are the eco-ratings determined by Ecotourism…

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Read All About It: Touring Darjani Market in Zanzibar

Published on April 9, 2018

USA Today showcased exotic Darajani Market on the island of Zanzibar with a feature story that ran with no less than 55 photos. Quotable quote: ” A walk through the market, its present structure dating to 1904, is like seeing ancient trade…

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