Giraffes cross the River Nile

Published on October 13, 2017

No question, they are the tallest animals on earth. Yet we still know so little about the giraffe! The Rothschild giraffe, in particular, is facing an almost silent extinction. According to Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), around 1,250 Rothschild giraffes are protected within…

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Our Newest Video Star: El Chileno

Published on October 12, 2017

Fantastico Sur has produced a new video on Refugio El Chileno, part of a series that outlines the facilities at their mountain camps in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. Located along the famous “W” hiking trail, El Chileno is the ideal…

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Walking Reykjavik (Part 3) — Green Reykjavik

Published on October 1, 2017

The Vikings really should have switched the names of the two giant islands they settled in the North Atlantic. Iceland is surprisingly green . . . and Greenland boasts more ice than any other island on the planet. Before or after your…

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New Northern Lights & Whales Route

Published on October 1, 2017

IcelandPro Cruises  is introducing a brand new “Northern Lights & Whales” itinerary for the 2018 season. Instead of exploring Iceland’s west and south coasts, the new route will concentrate on the west and north shores. “Northern Lights & Whales” is a combo…

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Not Too Late for Early Bird Rates

Published on September 30, 2017

Iceland is selling out. No joke! The big North Atlantic island was more popular than ever this summer, as lovers of nature, history and outdoor adventure flocked to the rock that Vikings settled more than a thousand years ago. Beat the rush…

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Close Encounters of the Expert Kind

Published on September 29, 2017

For travelers who want to learn more about the places they visit, SeaTrek Bali Sailing Adventures in Indonesia offers special Expert Led cruises that let passengers delve deeper into local disciplines like culture, history, literature, cuisine, natural history, botany and zoology. Among…

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Trip Report: Ultimate Uganda & Rwanda (Part Two)

Published on September 10, 2017

I ( Jessie) recently joined Adventure Consults for an “Ultimate Uganda & Rwanda” safari in East Africa. This is the second installment of my trip report — on the places I stayed in and around Kibale National Park, renowned for its chimp…

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Fantastico Sur kicks off another trekking season

Published on September 9, 2017

As the snow melts and trails start to dry out, Torres del Paine turns its attention to another spring and summer of serious trekking. Fantastico Sur, the renowned trekking outfitter based at the national park, kicked off the new season in September…

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“Africa Dreaming” with EcoTraining Guides & Guardians

Published on September 8, 2017

Australian marine biologist Brinkley Davies recently swapped the deep blue sea for the dusty roads and verdant flood plains of the South African bush  with a week-long EcoTraining adventure in the Makuleke Concession. Davies wrote about her experience in an article called…

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19 Gorillas Named at “Kwita Izina”

Published on September 8, 2017

  Given that apes are our closest genetic relatives, gorillas in Rwanda are also given names at birth! Not by their own mothers, of course, but by their human cousins. The initiative was started in 2005 through Rwanda Development Board and the…

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Saving wildlife: what’s in it for humans?

Published on September 8, 2017

“Saving wild places through travel” is our vision statement at Emerging Destinations. A recent article that we came across channels that philosophy and we wanted to share. Why should people care about wildlife? BBC poses that critical question in an article by…

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Catch them when you can — Patagonia’s marine creatures

Published on September 7, 2017

Much like the weather, the whales and penguins that frequent the bays, channels and open ocean around Patagonia can vary a lot with the seasons. Australis just posted a new blog that zeros in on the Best Times for Viewing Patagonia Animals….

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Crafting Patagonia’s best homegrown brews

Published on September 6, 2017

The craft beer movement that started in Portland, Oregon in the 1980s has found landfall at the bottom end of the world, with the appearance of the first craft and microbreweries in Patagonia. Hotel Las Torres now makes its own craft beer…

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Walking Reykjavik (Part 2) — Sculpture & Shoreline Trail

Published on September 5, 2017

With a small and compact city center, meandering coastline and lots of parks, the Icelandic capital is ready-made for walking. Here’s the second our favorite urban hikes, the Sculpture & Shoreline Trail (SST) along the city’s scenic and hardworking waterfront: The best…

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Ocean Diamond’s Deck 5 Renovation

Published on September 5, 2017

Iceland ProCruises is excited to announce that renovations have been completed on Deck 5 aboard the MV Ocean Diamond. Along with the recent refurbishment of Decks 6 and 7 (as well as most common areas), the revamp of Deck 5 gives the…

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Are You Ready for 2018 in Iceland and Greenland?

Published on August 31, 2017

It’s never too early to start planning for next year on the North Atlantic, especially with Iceland continuing to gain steam as a bucket list destination. According to a World Tourism Organization (WTO) report released in late August, the number of people…

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Jet Blue & Icelandair Frequent Flyer Partnership

Published on August 29, 2017

Icelandair.com and JetBlue.com have teamed up on a new frequent flyer program that awards points to Saga Club members flying on JetBlue and TrueBlue members flying on Icelandair. Points are earned not just on flights back and forth to Iceland, but on…

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Horsing Around In Africa

Published on August 25, 2017

Are you already an “old Africa hand” and looking for something new to do on safari? How about an equine safari in some of Kenya’s best wildlife parks with Cheli & Peacock? Kenya’s horseback heritage dates back to the first European explorers…

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Eye in the Sky: New Photo Tour with Luke Massey

Published on August 24, 2017

          SkySafari has launched a new photography tour hosted by award-winning wildlife photographer, cameraman and Leica ambassador Luke Massey. Massey has been honored as both the global Wildlife Photographer of the Year and European Wildlife Photographer of the…

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Trip Report: Ultimate Uganda & Rwanda (Part One)

Published on August 24, 2017

I (Jessie) recently joined Adventure Consults for an “Ultimate Uganda & Rwanda” safari in East Africa. This is the first installment of my trip report — on the places I stayed in urban Uganda. This was one of the most educational, amazing…

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