Read All About It: Iceland’s Entertaining Epic

Published on August 14, 2018

The Wall Street Journal newspaper recently ran an article on a 13th-century Icelandic saga called “The Story of Burnt Njal” — not your usual fodder for the staid, business-oriented publication. Quotable quote: “The Njála occupies a place in the literature of Iceland…

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Travel back in time at the Amazon riverboat museum in Iquitos

Published on August 13, 2018

La Perla and Zafiro are part of a rich history of steamboats on the Amazon. Before or after your cruise with Jungle Experiences, stop by the Museum of Historic Boats in Iquitos to learn even more about the fascinating history of navigating…

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Rescuing the Northern White Rhino

Published on August 12, 2018

In a desperate effort to save the Northern White Rhino (NWR), scientists in Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic have joined forces to create the first-every hybrid rhino embryo produced outside of the womb. Until now, all conservation efforts to save this…

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Osorno Soars Above the Competition

Published on August 11, 2018

What’s the scoop on that 8,700-foot-high volcano that hovers above so much of the Cruce Andino route? It’s called Osorno. And like Mt Fuji in Japan, it’s perpetually snowcapped and almost perfectly shaped — a majestic mountain that rises high above the…

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The Liquid Side of Torres del Paine

Published on August 9, 2018

Torres del Paine National Park may be world-renowned for its peaks. But the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve also boasts some pretty cool lakes, each with their own characteristics and personalities that visitors can experience while staying at Hotel Las Torres or trekking with…

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Read All About It: Arsenal and Rwanda’s Baby Gorillas

Published on August 7, 2018

The New Times newspaper in Kigali reports that as part of the deal that made Visit Rwanda the official tourism partner of Arsenal football, the prestigious London soccer club will send one of its players to the next Kwita Izina (Baby Gorilla…

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Read All About It: Guyana River Expedition

Published on August 6, 2018

PetaPixel, the cool camera and photography website, ran a story about shooting a “world first expedition” on Guyana’s wild and scenic Essequibo River. Quotable quote: “The images I saw of where we were heading looked like something out of Jurassic Park and,…

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Top 5 Things to See and Do in Guyana

Published on August 4, 2018

Referred to as the “Land of Many Rivers,” Guyana boasts more than 600 miles of navigable waterways to explore, along with rapids, waterfalls, Atlantic beaches, and vast tropical jungle and savannahs brimming with a spectacular array of birds and iconic wildlife. Kaieteur…

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Read All About It: Undiscovered Sulawesi

Published on August 3, 2018

Huffington Post offers a story on why travelers shouldn’t ignore Sulawesi, one of islands that SeaTrek Sailing Adventures visits during several of its cruises in the Indonesian archipelago. Quotable quote: “Between the islands of Borneo and Sulawesi, there is an undiscovered gem…

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Read All About It: Ngorongoro is No. 1

Published on August 2, 2018

The Citizen newspaper in Dar es Salaam reports that Ngorongoro Conservation Area has passed the Serengeti as Tanzania’s No. 1 tourism destination. Quotable quote: “The rugged terrain in Arusha region, famous for the picturesque craters and the archaeological sites, accounts for over…

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Read All About It: Why Patagonia is Famous

Published on July 30, 2018

The South America Travel News website published a story about the various things that make Patagonia famous. Quotable quote: “A hiker’s paradise, Torres del Paine is surrounded by magnificent granite mountains and clear lakes. We highly recommend you to stay inside of…

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Read All About It: Chile’s A Hot Ticket

Published on July 29, 2018

eTurbo News recently ran an article on how Chile is now the second most popular tourist destination in South America — and arrivals continue to rise. Quotable quote: “Chile’s tourism success is helping the country flourish into the trendiest destination in South…

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Read All About It: Alternative Bali

Published on July 27, 2018

The Jakarta Post newspaper just ran a story on three alternative ways to travel between the Indonesian capital and the island of Bali other than flying — bus, train and ferry. Quotable quote: “When compared with buses or car, the train journey…

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GLP Films and SeaTrek Showcase Raja Ampat Cruises

Published on July 25, 2018

SeaTrek Sailing Adventures has teamed up with GLP Films — an award-winning content marketing agency specializing in travel trade storytelling — to produce a collection of short films and social videos on the remote Raja Ampat archipelago in Indonesia. Often described as…

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The Icebergs Cometh

Published on July 23, 2018

Greenland’s icebergs have been much in the news recently, especially an 11-million-ton frozen monster near Innaarsuit that has made headlines and television news shows around the world. The vast Greenland Ice Cap produces 250 million tons of icebergs each summer and their…

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Anton Lategan: Reconnecting Man and Nature with EcoTraining

Published on July 23, 2018

Here’s part two of our recent 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…

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African Skies Get Even Friendlier

Published on July 22, 2018

A number of new airline routes and increased frequency — both regionally within Africa and internationally from North America and Europe — make it even easier to book a safari in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda or southern Africa. Kenya Airways Regional Flights New,…

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Read All About It: Best Solo Trips

Published on July 21, 2018

The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. recently ran a story on “20 of the Best Group Trips for Solo Travelers” — a list that includes including the EcoTraining Guides & Guardians experiences in southern Africa. Quotable quote: “The Wilderness Trails Skills course…

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Read All About It: Out of Africa — Kenya Safaris

Published on July 20, 2018

Luxury Travel Advisor surveyed some of Kenya’s most luxurious safari experiences in its recent June edition — including SkySafari by Elewana, Loisaba Tented Camp, Elsa’s Kopje, Sand River Camp and Kifaru House. Quotable quote: “The SkySafari by Elewana — a week-long itinerary…

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Read All About It: Jewels of Raja Ampat

Published on July 19, 2018

Justin Massoni, director of sales and operations for AdventureSmith Explorations, wrote a review about his recent cruise with SeaTrek Sailing Adventures — Jewels of Raja Ampat aboard the 24-passenger Ombak Putih. Quotable quote: “The pinisi motorsailer Ombak Putih — meaning “white wave”…

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