And the Oscar Goes to . . . . Chile!

Published on March 9, 2018

When A Fantastic Woman won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of 2017, the rest of the world suddenly noticed that Chile makes great movies. And it has been for years. The recent Oscar-winner may be set in Santiago, but…

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Wallace Correspondence Project Secures New Funding

Published on March 9, 2018

George Beccaloni’s A. R. Wallace Correspondence Project (WCP) has secured funding for the next two years and nine months from the John Templeton Foundation, with the Charles Darwin Trust (CDT) hosting the grant. The project aims to locate, digitize, transcribe and interpret…

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Read All About It: More Nordic Adventure on IPC

Published on March 5, 2018

Travel writer Randy Mink completes his circumnavigation of Iceland about the Ocean Diamond in part two of his Quirky Cruise story aboard the voyage. Quotable quote: “Leaving behind the velvety green cliffs of Heimaey, the Ocean Diamond made its way back to…

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Threads of Time — SeaTrek’s Indonesia Textile Cruise

Published on March 2, 2018

“Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda Islands” is one of SeaTrek’s most popular cruises and always sells out. Led by British textile experts David and Sue Richardson, the voyage allows passengers to explore the extraordinary ancestral traditions and amazing landscapes of the…

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Eating Your Way Across Reykjavik

Published on March 1, 2018

Reykjavik — which doubles as the home port for Iceland ProCruises — offers an amazing array of places (and foods) to eat during your sojourn in the Icelandic capital. These are some of our favorite new eateries: Nostra Restaurant The “experiential” fine…

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Read All About It: Hong Kong Bans Ivory in Landslide Vote

Published on February 27, 2018

The South China Morning Post newspaper reported on how the world’s largest ivory market (Hong Kong) will phase out sales of elephant tusks by 2021 under a three-step plan supported by lawmakers from across the political spectrum. The bill passed by a…

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Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar: Exceptional Special Offers

Published on February 26, 2018

Elewana’s Kilindi Zanzibar — a favorite hideaway for honeymooners and lovers — is offering some exceptional offers that makes visiting this intimate, romantic, back-to-nature resort even more appealing. Thumbs Up! Book Early and Get a 10% Discount Reservations accompanied by full payment…

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Read All About It: Kenya Reserve Benefits Wildlife and People

Published on February 26, 2018

The Irish Times in Dublin recently ran a story on cooperation between local herders and conservation managers at Loisaba Conservancy in north-central Kenya, a project the newspaper called a model of sustainability. Quotable quote: “The 56,000-acre Loisaba Conservancy in central Kenya is…

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Jinja Adventure Tours

Published on February 26, 2018

Welcome to Jinja, East Africa’s adventure capital and home to the source of the River Nile — longest river in the world! Already famed as one of Uganda’s most important industrial cities, Jinja is now the country’s official “adrenaline capital.” It’s only…

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Matthews Mountains — Kenya’s Hidden Eden

Published on February 26, 2018

Dubbed a “biological bonanza” by the BBC, the heavily forested Matthews Mountains of north-central Kenya offer a completely different safari experience than what most people have in their mind. Rising to a height of 7,200 feet above the arid plains that surround…

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Read All About It: Tarangire Makes Luxury Treehouse List

Published on February 25, 2018

Our friends at Luxury Trips just named Tarangire Treetops as one of the seven top luxury tree-houses around the world. Quotable quote: ” Tarangire Treetops offers a potent blend of childhood fantasy come true and the chance to explore (and encounter elephant and…

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Webinar on EcoTraining’s EcoQuest

Published on February 25, 2018

Our own Jessie Bligh recently hosted a webinar with Corne Schalkwyk, sales and product manager of EcoTraining Guides & Guardians, on the popular EcoQuest course. The recording gives you and your team more information about a course designed to provide participants with…

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If You’re Spending a Night in Puerto Natales . . .

Published on February 19, 2018

Before and after your adventures with Fantastico Sur or Hotel Las Torres, you might find yourself spending a night in Puerto Natales. The seaside gateway to Torres del Paine reaps the benefits of its proximity to the national park with restaurants that…

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Patagonia’s “Big Five” Wildlife List

Published on February 16, 2018

Anyone who’s been on safari in Africa knows about the “Big Five” of African wildlife (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). But Patagonian has its own Big Five: the puma, guanaco, huemul, Andean condor and ñandú. All of them roam the wilds…

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Read All About It: Reed Raft Sails from Chile to Australia

Published on February 15, 2018

The Denver Post newspaper recently ran a photo story on the Viracocha III reed raft expedition, which is preparing to depart from Arica in northern Chile on a cross-Pacific journey that will take it 10.000 nautical miles to Sydney, Australia where it…

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Read All About It: Epic Route Connect 17s Parks

Published on February 14, 2018

National Geographic announced the creation of a new motor route through Patagonia that will eventually allow drivers to cruise between 17 national parks in southern Chile. Quotable quote: “The Carretera Austral is being reimagined with the adventurous tourist in mind — a…

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Read All About It: Chile Adds 10 Million Acres of Parkland

Published on February 13, 2018

National Geographic was one of the first news agencies to announce that the massive expansion of Chile’s conservation areas announced a year ago by American philanthropists and the Chilean government, has become official. At a ceremony in early February, Chilean president Michelle…

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Lingering Among the Lengas — Two Special Las Torres Excursions

Published on February 6, 2018

Among the all-inclusive excursions available to guests at Hotel Las Torres are two special adventures that reveal a much different side of Torres Del Paine National Park. The Bosque de Lenga and Valle Encantado trips are designed to give visitors a greater…

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Read All About It: Rachel Ray’s Studio Audience Invited to Iceland

Published on February 4, 2018

Iceland Monitor announced that American celebrity cook and television personality Rachel Ray had invited that entire studio audience of her U.S. talk show to visit Iceland this summer — courtesy of the show and WOW Air. Quotable quote: “In honor of the…

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Read All About It: Iceland Approves Seven New Baby Names

Published on February 3, 2018

Iceland Review, an English-language newspaper in Reykjavik, recently reported that the Icelandic Naming Committee has approved seven new names for Icelandic newborns. Yes, you heard right — parents can’t create their own willy-nilly baby names in Iceland. Anything you want to call…

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