They Really Should Have Called it “Greens” Land

Published on June 2, 2017

With more than 60 golf courses catering to a native population of only 330,000, Iceland boasts the highest number of links per capita of any nation in the world and even more courses per person than American golf hubs like Palm Springs,…

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Innsæi: The Icelandic Art of Intuition

Published on June 1, 2017

Before you’re cruise this summer, be sure to catch the new documentary InnSaei – The Power of Intuition about an Icelandic concept that allows humans to connect with one another through empathy and intuition. Produced by Zeitgeist Films and directed by Icelanders…

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The Queen of Uganda’s National Parks

Published on May 30, 2017

Primates aside, Uganda’s most spectacular game viewing experience is Queen Elizabeth National Park. Unlike Bwindi and Kibale — which are both densely forested — QENP features a typical East African savannah landscape and the creatures that relish that mix of grasslands and…

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Kwibuka 23 — Rwanda’s 100-Day Remembrance

Published on May 25, 2017

Twenty-three years after the genocide against the Tutsi, Adventure Consults joined the rest of the world to remember and honor the more than one million lives lost in Rwanda during the internal strife of 7th April to 15th July 1994. Kwibuka is…

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Rwanda Welcomes Eastern Black Rhinos

Published on May 23, 2017

Although Rwanda is more renowned for mountain gorillas, the East African country is once again home to critically endangered black rhinos. More than 50 black rhinos — which can weigh up to two metric tons — roamed Rwanda in the 1970s. But…

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Monasteries and Monarchs

Published on May 8, 2017

Besides Lake Tana being the source of the Blue Nile and the water that thunders over nearby Blue Nile Falls, the deep-blue body of water is also renowned for being home to ancient monasteries, many of them on islands and peninsulas scattered across the…

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Father De Agostini’s Legacy

Published on May 8, 2017

During all of their voyages through the islands at the bottom end of Patagonia, the Australis expedition ships pass through Alberto de Agostini National Park. Sprawling across numerous islands and more than 5,600 square miles of wilderness, the park is larger than…

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Andes Anthology: Best Movies About the Big Mountains

Published on May 8, 2017

From Clint Eastwood dangling from the Swiss Alps in The Eiger Sanction to Gregory Peck reflecting on The Snows of Kilimanjaro, mountains have featured prominently in movies over the years and the Andes have  “co-starred” in many of these. Before your stay…

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Savor Spring in Torres Del Paine

Published on May 8, 2017

Why wait until the southern hemisphere summer when you can savor the majesty of Chile’s Torres del Paine during the spring, thanks to a new special rate at Hotel Las Torres at the base of the legendary mountain range. Anyone who books…

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Bwabwata: Namibia’s Other Great Game Park

Published on May 8, 2017

It’s not nearly as famous at Etosha—primarily because the region was off-limits to tourists and other outsiders for nearly half a century—but Namibia’s Bwabwata National Park may be even more impressive both in terms of the number of species and the resident populations…

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Artsy Lastarria

Published on May 8, 2017

Both the Lastarria Boutique and the Luciano K Hotel hotels are located in Santiago’s funky Lastarria district. And part of the neighborhood bohemian chic is a multitude of venues for various types of art. A number of museums and galleries are located…

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Lewa Ventures into Virtual Reality

Published on April 24, 2017

It was bound to happen eventually — the virtual safari. The ability to kick back in your own living room with a pair of VR goggles pulled down over your face and cruise the African bush in search of big game. But…

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Less Room at the Inn

Published on April 24, 2017

As if amazing itineraries, great food and incredible guides wasn’t enough to book an Iceland ProCruises journey this summer, consider the fact that hotel rooms are getting harder and harder to find on the island. An article in The Guardian newspaper revealed…

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Good to the Last Drop: Icelandic Coffee

Published on April 22, 2017

Iceland has been much in the news lately for – believe it not – it’s national coffee culture. The International Coffee Organization recently released a ranking and map of the countries that drink the most coffee. It seems Icelanders drink the third…

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Road Warriors Take Note!

Published on April 21, 2017

If you’re planning on driving yourself around Iceland this summer – on your own or via an Air and Ground combo arranged by Iceland ProCruises – then you should know about an online travel tool that will help you navigate around the…

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Gorilla in the Midst . . . of London

Published on April 7, 2017

There’s lots of talk these days about robots taking over many functions from humans. But we also know of a recent case where an animatronic animal stood in for the real thing — a robotic mountain gorilla the Uganda Tourism Board brought…

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Land & Life for East Africa

Published on April 6, 2017

Fully realizing that conservation cannot flourish unless it also supports the people who live in and around wildlife areas, the Elewana Collection and Cheli & Peacock support environmental and community development projects throughout East Africa through the Land & Life Foundation. Anyone…

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Geladas – Not Your Average Primates

Published on April 6, 2017

Did you know that Ethiopia’s geladas are the world’s most terrestrial (land dwelling) primate other than our own species? The fascinating fact and others comes courtesy of National Geographic, which has recently published an article and produced a video on the iconic…

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Raving About RAV . . . at Torres del Paine

Published on April 5, 2017

Toyota traveled all the way to southern Chile to film the automaker’s latest television commercial for the RAV4. Entitled Parasailing, the colorful and fast-moving advert features one of the spiffy little SUVs pulling a young woman and her parasail into the air…

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Chile’s Eco Triumph

Published on April 4, 2017

Making a huge statement to the entire world about environmental conservation, Chile has announced that it will expand its national park lands by around 11 million acres, an area equivalent to more than four Yellowstones. An article in the Huffington Post outlined…

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