The Wow! Factor

Published on November 11, 2016

During their summit in Santiago last year, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) produced this incredible video on Hotel Las Torres and Torres del Paine National Park — Hotel Las Torres Patagonia Base Camp Adventure. In addition to some awesome footage of…

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Bring the Family to Iceland!

Published on November 6, 2016

The new Family-Special from Iceland ProCruises is valid for two adults traveling with a maximum of two children under the age of 12. All cabins in category B feature two cabins. Each room is equipped with two beds and a bathroom with…

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My Icelandic Adventure

Published on October 6, 2016

Beginning in September, Iceland becomes the land of the dancing Northern Lights. On my recent trip with Iceland ProCruises on their Northern Lights & Whales departure, I was lucky enough to see a small glimmer of them on the North Atlantic somewhere…

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It Gets Ugly

Published on September 26, 2016

Even the newest Africa aficionado has heard of the Big Five animals that you want to see (and hopefully photograph) on safari — elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard. But did you know there’s also an Ugly Five? While it’s no doubt debatable…

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Introducing the Ventus Australis

Published on September 17, 2016

Are you ready for the Ventus? The new Australis expedition ship, currently under construction in Chile, is slated to launch in late 2017 with its first departure from Punta Arenas scheduled for 2nd January 2018. Like its sister ship Stella, the Ventus…

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What are the Northern Lights?

Published on August 24, 2016

Just about everyone has heard of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) but what exactly are those giant green illuminations that often shimmer above Arctic regions after dark? According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Aurora Borealis — and its…

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From the Mississippi Delta to Reykjavik

Published on August 24, 2016

Iceland produces an incredible amount of music for such a small population. Björk Gudmundsdóttir is the best known of the island’s many singers and musicians, but far from being the only one. Slate.com, the online news and culture magazine, recently did a…

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The Captivating Caprivi

Published on July 28, 2016

Do many of your clients think they’ve already seen it all in Africa? How about the Caprivi Strip/Zambezi Region? Geography students and “Jeopardy” buffs recognize the name as that super-narrow extension of Namibia that shoots off towards the Okavango Delta, Botswana on…

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Ethiopia: Where the Wild Things Are

Published on July 28, 2016

Although most people visit Ethiopia for the rich history and diverse cultures, the big Horn of Africa nation is also a great wildlife destination. More than two dozen national parks flaunt a great variety of wildlife, from iconic savannah animals you normally…

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Update on Uganda Visa Process

Published on July 28, 2016

Good news from the Pearl of Africa. Visa processing for all travels to Uganda has been made easier than ever! Effective July 1st 2016, Uganda Immigration have implemented the use of Electronic Visa system. All visitors who require an entry visa must…

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Elewana’s Land & Life Foundation

Published on July 27, 2016

With the majority of Kenya’s very spectacular wildlife living outside National Parks on private and community land, a strong connection between local communities and their surrounding environment is paramount to the future of beautiful Kenya’s wildlife. Building on this ethos, Elewana’s Land…

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Elewana SkySafari: Lodges and Camps in Tanzania by Karen Day

Published on July 5, 2016

Exceptional accommodations built on the desire to protect the natural resources surrounding them.  By: Karen Day An African safari affects you in the way people talk about an ayahuasca retreat. Both take you on a surreal journey within a world you belong…

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Atlanta to Iceland

Published on July 5, 2016

Jane Behrend just returned from a cruise with Iceland ProCruises. Here she shares some of the things she learned: Tourism to Iceland is booming and we need to remember that it is a relatively young destination for tourism. The country has 330,000…

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Iceland Ranked #1 Safest Vacation Spot in the World

Published on July 5, 2016

The safest vacation spots in the world, ranked by the Global Peace Index. With a dramatic volcanic landscape of geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, and glaciers — plus a burgeoning nightlife and restaurant scene — Iceland is becoming a popular tourist destination for…

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Free Time in Reykjavik?

Published on July 5, 2016

Those arriving early in Iceland — or who have time to kill before they fly off after the end of their cruise — might want to spend that free time exploring Reykjavik and environs. With that in mind, we offer our ideas…

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The Quirky History of the MV Ocean Diamond

Published on July 5, 2016

Although she’s called the Ocean Diamond today, the expedition ship that carries Iceland ProCruises passengers across the North Atlantic actually has a long and rather strange history under a variety of different names. She started life as the Fern Bay, a roll-on,…

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Best Places to Eat and Drink in Reykjavik, Iceland

Published on June 30, 2016

Discover clean Nordic flavours in the Icelandic capital, from hot smoked catfish and freshly baked sourdough to waffles with rhubarb jam. Old-school elegance At Hotel Holt’s restaurant, priceless works of Icelandic art hang on dark, wooden walls and a French-inspired menu (think…

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The Grand Tour – Namibia

Published on June 29, 2016

African Profile Safaris with our chief pilot/guide, Jan Friede, in our Luxury Cessna Caravan picking up the stars of a new tv show called The Grand Tour.  The show stars Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond (previously from “Top Gear” fame….

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Elewana SkySafari – The Parks by Karen Day

Published on June 29, 2016

Flying around beautiful Tanzania on a unique, 8 day adventure. By: Karen Day On the fifth day of safari, Tanzania’s vastness really hits me. It happens mid-flight on our journey between parks, as the steep verticals of the Rift Valley fade in…

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Gondar Hills Hotel Ready to Rock Ethiopia

Published on June 29, 2016

Our recent site visit to the Gondar Hills Hotel (to be managed by AHA Hotels) reveals that Jacaranda Tours’s new luxury resort in the historic northern Ethiopian city is nearing completion.   Construction on the stone-and-glass main building and 110 suites and rooms…

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