Gorillas & Lions Research Trip

Published on September 24, 2018

Adventure Consults is offering a bespoke Uganda safari during which participants become part of genuine gorilla and lion research teams in two different national parks. On the first part of this adventure, you’ll accompany members of a “predator team” that’s been conducting…

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Read All About It: 9 Tips for American Traveling to Iceland

Published on September 23, 2018

USA Today offers advice on how visitors can better plan and pull off a vacation in increasingly popular Iceland — from the fact that summer weather on the North Atlantic island can be rather brisk to the fact that gas station hot…

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Cheli & Peacock East Africa Beach Breaks

Published on September 22, 2018

The Indian Ocean coastline of Kenya and Tanzania is an area of outstanding raw natural beauty and culture. Besides its trademark white-sand strands and warm waters, the coast is home to coral reefs, mangrove forests, turquoise lagoons, tidal creeks, lush maritime forests,…

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Guide to being a responsible and sustainable tourist in the Amazon

Published on September 21, 2018

Traveling is a wonderful way to discover nature, but it should be admired with respect and love. Doing so in a sustainable way allows us to leave a positive footprint on the planet, while enjoying the experience more fully. Here are some…

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The Strange Tale (And Tail) of the Red Panda

Published on September 20, 2018

The Indian subcontinent offers animal diversity that far exceeds the tiger, leopard, lion, elephant and rhino. One of the remarkable yet lesser-known animals you might come across on a Jungle Sutra safari is the cute little red panda (Ailurus fulgens). With its…

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SeaTrek 101 — Why We Sail Where We Do

Published on September 18, 2018

Without a couple of key pieces of information, it’s a little hard to make sense of why SeaTrek Sailing Adventures starts the year sailing around the easternmost end of Indonesia (Maluku and Raja Ampat) before moving to the Bali region and then back to…

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Uganda’s Operation Twiga III Kicks Off

Published on September 16, 2018

As part of Operation Twiga III, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has authorized the relocation of 15 giraffe from Murchison Falls National Park to the less-visited but golden plains of Kidepo Valley National Park. The effort is part of an ongoing program…

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Las Torres Gears Up for the Summer Season

Published on September 15, 2018

As the southern hemisphere winter transforms into a wildflower-filled spring in Patagonia, Hotel Las Torres is already getting ready for the 2018-19 summer season. It’s not too late to reserve your spot on one of their all-inclusive programs that include accommodation, meals…

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Read All About It: Defending Tanzania’s Lions

Published on September 14, 2018

The Independent newspaper in the UK published a piece on how Lion Defenders have reduced lion poaching by 90% in one Tanzanian national park. Quotable quote: “Mandela from Kitisi is one of 13 warriors who has retrained as a lion defender. ‘I…

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Iceland ProCruises Goes Even Greener

Published on September 13, 2018

Iceland Pro Cruises has updated its Green Initiative Program.   The goal is to do its part and keep the oceans as clean as possible by: Reducing chemicals released into the ocean. Reducing energy used to wash items. Ramping up recycling efforts….

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Guyana’s Top Wildlife Encounters

Published on September 12, 2018

Traveling through Guyana’s impenetrable jungle can mean going blissfully off-the-grid – no phone connectivity and no Internet! But there’s definitely a new connection that begins where the cell connection ends. One with nature and the fantastic wildlife of the country. The dense…

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Why It’s a Good Time to Become a Nature Guide

Published on September 11, 2018

As the South African tourism industry continues to thrive — and the re-establishment of game reserves and natural wildlife areas continues — the opportunity for careers in ecotourism is on the increase. One such career is field guiding, or as it’s more…

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The Amazon on Film

Published on September 10, 2018

Despite the inherent difficulties of filming in the jungle — like getting your camera equipment and crew housed, fed and healthy in a remote location for weeks on end — a number of high-profile movies have been filmed on location in the…

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Read All About It: Best Destinations in Latin America

Published on September 8, 2018

US News & World Report magazine recently ran a story on the “Best Places to Travel in Central and South America” — a list that included southern Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Quotable quote: “Reaching this remote national…

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San Diego Zoo Partners with Loisaba and Lewa

Published on September 5, 2018

The San Diego Zoo’s Global Partnerships program connects animal care, conservation research and education experts with regional, national, and international agencies, zoos, benefactors, and conservation NGOs in collaborative efforts to end extinction. Born and raised in Ireland but now a long-time resident…

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Top 5 sights in Puerto Varas

Published on September 4, 2018

Before or after your Andes crossing with Cruce Andino, check out these top attractions in and around Puerto Varas, Chile. Puerto Varas is a picture-perfect town on the shore of Lake Llanquihue, with a backdrop of the snowcapped Calbuco and Osorno volcanoes….

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Read All About It: Rajathan’s Winter Festivals

Published on September 1, 2018

India Today’s online magazine offers an article on planning a trip to India’s Rajasthan region to experience the colorful winter festivals. Quotable quote: “Rajasthan is definitely much more than its historic forts and palaces. The Sufi Spirit Festival at Nagaur with soothing…

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Read All About It: Peru’s Top Travel Spots

Published on August 28, 2018

South America Travel website posted a story about the top travel destinations in Peru — including the city of Iquitos in the Peruvian Amazon. Quotable quote: “Iquitos City is an exotic destination in the Amazon Rainforest . . . This Peruvian port…

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Read All About It: Loisaba’s Tempting Breakfast Treats

Published on August 27, 2018

USA Today recently ran a travel story on 40 tempting treats from hotel breakfast buffets around the world, a story that included Loisaba Tented Camp in north-central Kenya. Quotable quote: “Lavish breakfast spreads are one thing in a restaurant, but completely another…

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Spice Traders, Island Tramps and Sea Gypsies

Published on August 23, 2018

It might be a mouthful to say, but the “Spice Traders, Island Tramps and Sea Gypsies” cruise with SeaTrek Sailing Adventures takes in some of the most exotic and remote places in the Indonesian archipelago’s 17,000 islands. The 12-day cruise — scheduled…

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