Read All About It: Guyana and the Antarctic are Both “Cool”

Published on February 20, 2019

National Geographic Traveller (British edition) lists both Guyana and the Antarctica on its recently published “Cool List” of the best places to travel in 2019. Quotable quote on Guyana: “More flight connections make reaching the country’s natural attractions even easier . ….

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Arctic vs Antarctic: The Eternal Dilemma

Published on February 19, 2019

Sunrises vs. sunsets, coffee vs. tea, Wonder Woman vs. Superman. The world contains a virtually limitless supply of things to compare, contrast, juxtapose, differentiate. But few things so perfectly express the polarities of our planet as its literal magnetic poles – or…

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Read All About It: Girls Gone Birding

Published on February 17, 2019

Intrepid Explorer magazine in South Africa brings us a story on women who went birding in Kruger National Park with EcoTraining Guides & Guardians. Quotable quote: “What happens when the vibrant party of birdwatchers you’re with are just as colourful as the…

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Read All About It: Iceland’s Awesome Outdoor Art

Published on February 15, 2019

Iceland Monitor online magazine posted a photo essay that captures the natural artistry of Iceland through the camera lens. Quotable quote: “The Icelandic highlands are known for their sheer beauty. These pictures show how diverse the colours and formations can be. Nature’s…

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Loisaba Researchers Spot Rare Black Panthers

Published on February 14, 2019

The San Diego Zoo Global program and Loisaba Conservancy recently reported that images of very rare black leopards have been captured on camera traps in the conservancy and neighboring properties. Also called black panthers or melanistic leopards, the big black cats were…

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Jungle Sutra’s Fixed Departure Indian Wildlife Safaris

Published on February 14, 2019

Ready for the wild side of India? Jungle Sutra is offering the following guaranteed departure safaris (with a minimum of two guests) for the 2019/20 season. All tours have a maximum size of 12 guests, with the exception of Red Panda which…

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9 Incredible Facts About Rhinos

Published on February 12, 2019

EcoTraining Guides & Guardians in South Africa offers some interesting facts about the second largest African land animal — the noble rhino: In Ancient Greek, the name rhinoceros means “nose horn.” There are five different rhino species including the black and white…

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Five Overnight Options at Torres del Paine

Published on February 11, 2019

When you trek Torres del Paine in Patagonia with Fantástico Sur, you have a choice of five very different overnight options. Not every night, mind you, but during the length of your stay inside South America’s most celebrated national park. The options…

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Snow Leopard – The Grey Ghost of the Himalayas

Published on February 8, 2019

The diversity of the Indian subcontinent is reflected in its intriguing mix of wildlife and habitats that segue from tropical evergreen forests and coastal swamps to the arid mountains of the extreme north. One fascinating species that calls this area home is…

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Expedition Report: Project North

Published on February 6, 2019

A guest post by Dawn Bazely aboard Greenland & Wild Labrador 2018. Photos by Michelle Valberg. Today was a big day, as we anticipated our landing in Canada, after crossing the Davis Strait from Greenland. Nine years ago, expedition photographer Michelle Valberg…

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Read All About It: Visiting Guyana is a Journey to a Lost World

Published on February 5, 2019

The Evening Standard newspaper in London recently ran a story on why visiting Guyana is still a journey to a “Lost World” like the one described by Arthur Conan Doyle in his famous book. Quotable quote: “We finally make our way to…

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Read All About It: Sikkim Now Connected by Air

Published on February 4, 2019

Creative Travel in India featured an item in a recent newsletter about how the ancient land of Sikkim in the Himalayas (between Bhutan and Nepal) recently opened its first airport. Quotable quote: “Nestled in the Himalayas, the north-east Indian state of Sikkim…

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Read All About It: River Cruising Insights

Published on February 3, 2019

Travel Weekly offers an article on the importance of catering to your core audience during river cruises like those offered by Jungle Experiences in the Peruvian Amazon. Quotable quote: “Many of the best family options are far away from the more traditional…

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The Perks of Polar Kayaking

Published on February 1, 2019

Although the focus on Oceanwide Expeditions cruises is providing passengers with the maximum possible polar shore time, sometimes off-shore time is just as important. And there’s no better adventure than polar kayaking. Even more so than Zodiac tours, paddling gets you closer…

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The Four Seasons of Cruce Andino

Published on January 31, 2019

If you’re wondering what to expect weather-wise when crossing the Andes Lake District between Chile and Argentina with Cruce Andino, consider the fact that the region boasts four distinct seasons and radically different weather depending on the time of year. The following…

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Read All About It: Dreamy Winter Escape in Zanzibar

Published on January 29, 2019

Citizen Femme, a web magazine dedicated to luxury women’s travel, offers a story on winter escapes (both hot and cold) that includes Elewana’s Kilindi Zanzibar resort in East Africa. Quotable quote: “Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania, is perfect to visit…

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Belugas, Bears and Blooms

Published on January 28, 2019

Thinking about some northern exposure this summer? Adventure Canada offers a land-based expedition (with boat trips) to view beluga whales in Hudson Bay and polar bears near Churchill, Manitoba. During July and August, beluga whales migrate into the warm shallow waters of…

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Elewana Rescues Young Elephant in a Tight Predicament

Published on January 27, 2019

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE Craig McFarlane was conducting routine training with the Elewana guides in Shaba National Reserve. Having gone to bed late, he was unable to sleep as he could hear a herd of elephants not far from the camp. From…

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Read All About It: Antarctic Travel 101

Published on January 26, 2019

Go! Girl Guides recently ran an article on women traveling to the Antarctic based on a trip the author took on the M/V Ortelius with Oceanwide Expeditions. Quotable quote: “Oceanwide Expeditions basecamp tours include activities at no additional cost. These activities include…

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Read All About It: Some giraffes now critically endangered

Published on January 24, 2019

The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper in California reports that some giraffe species are still critically endangered in the wild and in urgent need of further protection. Quotable quote: “Giraffes, once plentiful throughout Africa, have plummeted close to extinction in some regions. In…

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