Iceland’s Celebrated Bad Boy: Erik the Red

Published on January 12, 2015

If you think the Hells Angels attitude is a modern phenomenon, delve a little into the history of Iceland, where the sons of anarchy from a thousand years ago are now national heroes. Iceland was settled by the outcasts from mainstream Viking…

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Iceland for Dummies

Published on December 2, 2014

The Emerging Destinations team visited Iceland a few months back in preparation for Iceland ProCruises debut in June 2015.  While we couldn’t cruise on the Ocean Diamon, we did visit quite a few of our ports of call.   Jessie Bligh, put…

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Different Strokes: Icelandic Golf Is Quirky, Cold and Surprisingly Fine

Published on November 4, 2014

It’s a little past 12 o’clock on the longest day of the year when we finally tee off at a rambling course south of Reykjavik. Our threesome comprises of myself, a fellow from New York and a bloke from London, all of…

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Kathmandu’s 5 Best Restaurants

Published on November 4, 2014

We asked Pawan Tuladhar, the Managing Director of Dharma Adventures, to recommend his favorite eating spots in his hometown: 1. Swotha Café at Traditional Homes: Fine Nepali and continental delicacies in the beautifully restored Newari residence, conveniently located amidst the historic city…

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Into Africa with Ole Friede

Published on October 30, 2014

“We call it the world’s only living desert,” says Ole Friede as he pilots our Cessna Caravan over the red-rock Namib Desert. “Most of this region gets the equivalent of a spoonful of rain each year. From spiders and scorpions to elephant…

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What Can’t You Pronounce in Greenland?

Published on October 2, 2014

While Greenlandic, is not as difficult to speak as Icelandic, it does not flow off of the tongue easily. Below is our “Rosetta Stone” approach to the Iceland ProCruises’ports of call in Greenland. Our cruises set sail in the summer of 2015 with the first cruise to…

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Across the Himalayas – 4×4 Adventure Blog Post

Published on September 25, 2014

This is Ice Road Truckers in real life — driving the renowned Rohtang Pass over the crest of the Himalayas. Even in mid summer, snow blankets the treeless landscape, icicles dangle from rocky cliffs, and the temperature hovers below freezing as you…

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Dwyka Tented Lodge Reopens at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Published on September 25, 2014

  Sanbona Wildlife Reserve near Cape Town, part of the multi-award-winning Shamwari Group, has officially re-opened the new look Dwyka Tented Lodge in preparation for the summer season.  Over several months, construction crews have been busy rebuilding and renovating this iconic tented lodge, which now offers…

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Can’t pronounce anything in Iceland? We can’t either

Published on August 26, 2014

The North America Iceland ProCruises team  has had some trouble pronouncing our Icelandic ports and we figured if we need help, you might too! Icelandic, we found out, is one of the hardest languages to speak and can be traced back to…

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Iceland on the Rocks: To Björk … Or Not To Björk

Published on August 7, 2014

“If you could ferment a forest, this would be it” . . . “Tastes like a tree” . . . “Woodsy natural flavor.” . . . “Taste’s like bark” . . .  “A woodsy tea.”  Can you guess what drink is being described? Probably…

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Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka and Adventure Consults

Published on July 23, 2014

She has an infectious smile, a wicked sense of humor, and don’t even get her started talking about gorillas. That would be Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, who organizes intimate gorilla treks for Adventure Consults in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. She knows mountain gorillas like…

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Iceland Pro Cruises Webinar

Published on July 21, 2014

Introducing Iceland Pro Cruises from Travel Webinar Replays on Vimeo.

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Kiki’s Trip Report Cheli & Peacock

Published on July 20, 2014

CHELI & PEACOCK This family owned and managed, independent company specializes in custom creating bespoke, up-market safaris in Kenya and Tanzania based on your clients’interests. As one of Kenya’s leading DMCs, their goal is to create a romantic, adventurous, real safari experience…

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Five Quirky Things to do in Uganda

Published on May 8, 2014

In addition to gorillas, big game and incredible scenery, Adventure Consults can also show you the eccentric side of Uganda. Below are our top five quirky adventures: 1. Hang Ten at Aero Beach Normally mild mannered Lake Victoria rocks on weekends as thousands…

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EARLY PENGUIN & EXPLORER PROMOTION

Published on May 3, 2014

Plan ahead! Be the first to travel one of Australis’ new round trip routes with the Early Penguin & Explorer’s Promotion. Book May 7 through June 30, 2014 for a three night expedition cruise adventure, and receive a 20% discount and cabin…

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Kampala’s Top Restaurants

Published on May 2, 2014

Kampala is fast becoming a city with terrific dining. Corne Schalkwyk, the GM of Premier Safaris, located in Kampala, Uganda Shares his favorite eating spots in his adopted city: The Crafty Cupcake: Our favourite must try at Crafty cupcake – B52- the…

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Royal Expeditions’: The Buddhist Trail

Published on March 11, 2014

Home to some of the world’s most influential religions and steadfastly anchored in a heritage of philosophy, religious mythology, yoga and meditation that goes back to over 5000 years, India is one of the world’s leading cultural holiday destinations. You travel to…

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New Promotion from Australis: Cape Horn and Patagonia

Published on March 3, 2014

Right now Australis: Cape Horn and Patagonia is offering three separate excursions around Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, and Tierra del Fuego with FREE AIRFARE! You saw correctly. Three different amazing trips, all magical in their own ways, that offer free plane tickets when…

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Snow Leopard Trekking

Published on February 10, 2014

Royal Expeditions has pioneered snow leopard treks with conservation centered treks offering 2 different snow leopard options. In Rhumbak Valley, they offer a fixed departure trip in January, or can do this as a FIT during other months. Again, they are pioneering…

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